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PTAs conduct their tasks under the supervision and direction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their PTAs, so it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. PTAs employ many physical therapy techniques when caring for clients. Several techniques include deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
In addition Physical therapy assistants regularly aid their clients to avoid losing mobility by implementing wellness and physical fitness workouts to ensure more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient first, they help the physical therapist examine the individual and create a therapy program promoting recovered usability, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work with each other to make sure the goals of the therapy plan is achieved, measuring the patient's progression, reaction, and safety while making modifications as required.