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PTA Job Description
Physical therapy assistants conduct their services under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is important that a Physical therapy assistant can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy methods when looking after people. Several techniques include physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally Physical therapy assistants usually assist their patients to prevent losing mobility by creating wellness and physical fitness workouts to ensure more active lifestyles. Whenever a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the PT study the individual and develop a therapy plan promoting restored functionality, the ability to move, avoiding impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the PT, PTA, and individual all work together to ensure the objective of the health program is attained, measuring patient progression, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as needed.