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Physical Therapist Assistant Career Introduction
Physical therapist assistants perform their services under the guidance and direction of a certified physical therapist. PTs rely greatly on their PTAs, so it is necessary that a Physical therapist assistant can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy workouts. Physical therapist assistants apply many physical therapy methods when caring for clients. Several methods consist of physical modalities, deep tissue tissue massage, therapeutic exercise such as for instance ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional exercises.
Additionally PT assistants frequently assist their clients to avoid losing mobility by employing health and fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. Whenever a PTA examines an individual for the first time, they help the PT analyze the individual and create a therapy plan promoting repaired functionality, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and individual each work together to ensure the goal of the health plan is reached, calculating client progress, response, and well-being while making modifications as necessary.