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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Summary
PTAs carry out their tasks underneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it's essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. PT assistants apply numerous physical therapy methods while looking after people. Some methods consist of deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapy assistants frequently aid their clients to prevent losing mobility by employing health and fitness plans to facilitate more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient first, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the person and develop a treatment program encouraging restored functions, the ability to move, protecting against impairment and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and patient all work together to make sure the purpose of the therapy plan is attained, measuring client progression, response, and safety while making modifications as needed.