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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Summary
PT assistants carry out their functions beneath the supervising and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is crucial that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy practices. Physical therapy assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques while helping people. Certain techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
Furthermore PT assistants regularly aid their patients to avoid losing movement by creating wellness and fitness programs to facilitate more active healthy life styles. Whenever a PTA sees a client for the first time, they help the PT examine the person and create a care program promoting repaired functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work together to ensure the goals of the health plan is attained, calculating the patient's progression, response, and safety while making modifications as necessary.