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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Overview
PTAs carry out their services beneath the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. Physical therapists rely primarily on their PTAs, so it is essential that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy workouts. PT assistants employ numerous physical therapy techniques when helping people. Some techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, therapeutic exercise particularly ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore Physical therapy assistants commonly assist their clients to avoid losing movement by applying health and fitness routines to enable more active healthier lifestyles. Whenever a PTA sees an individual first, they help the PT analyze the person and develop a care program supporting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work together to make sure the goal of the health plan is attained, calculating the patient's progress, response, and well-being while making adjustments as necessary.