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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Summary
PT assistants perform their jobs under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques when helping clients. A few methods incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities like ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PT assistants frequently assist their patients to avoid losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness programs to ensure more active healthy life styles. Anytime a PTA examines a client for the first time, the PTA helps the physical therapist study the person and create a therapy program supporting recovered usability, being able to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, together, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work with each other to make sure the goal of the therapy plan is achieved, measuring the patient's progress, reaction, and safety even while making modifications as required.