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PTA Career Overview
PT assistants carry out their services under the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is necessary that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapy assistants employ lots of physical therapy methods while caring for people. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Additionally PTAs usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying wellness and fitness plans to create more active healthier life styles. Whenever a PTA sees a client initially, they help the PT examine the individual and create a care program promoting repaired functions, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, PTA, and client each work together to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is reached, measuring client progress, healing, and well-being while making adjustments as required.