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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Overview
PT assistants perform their tasks underneath the guidance and instruction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PT assistants, so it is crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques when taking care of people. A few methods incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, exercise therapy such as ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants commonly aid their patients to prevent losing movement by creating wellness and physical fitness routines to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapist assistant sees an individual first, the PTA helps the PT analyze the individual and create a care program promoting restored functions, being able to move, preventing impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and individual each work collectively to ensure the purpose of the therapy program is reached, measuring client progression, reaction, and well-being while making modifications as needed.