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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PT assistants perform their functions underneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, therefore it is crucial that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while looking after clients. Some methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally PTAs frequently assist their clients to avoid losing movement by developing health and fitness routines for more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a client initially, they help the PT analyze the person and develop a treatment plan encouraging recovered functions, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing discomfort. Then, as a team, the PT, PTA, and patient each work with each other to ensure the goals of the health plan is attained, measuring the patient's progress, response, and well-being even while making modifications as necessary.