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PTA Career Summary
Physical therapy assistants carry out their jobs underneath the supervising and instruction of a certified PT. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, therefore it is important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods when caring for people. Certain methods incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Additionally Physical therapist assistants often assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by developing health and physical fitness routines to ensure more active healthier life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees a client initially, the PTA helps the PT examine the person and create a therapy plan supporting repaired functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient all work collectively to make certain the goal of the health plan is reached, measuring the patient's progress, response, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.