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PTA Career Summary
Physical therapist assistants conduct their services beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it's important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants employ many physical therapy methods when helping clients. Some methods incorporate physical modalities, deep soft tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy particularly ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants commonly assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by creating health and fitness workouts for more active life styles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the person and develop a therapy program promoting restored functionality, being able to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work collectively to ensure the purpose of the health program is attained, calculating the patient's progression, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as needed.