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Physical Therapy Assistant Career Intro
PTAs perform their functions underneath the supervision and direction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely greatly on their PT assistants, so it's crucial that a PTA can offer patients a complete plan of physical therapy exercises. Physical therapy assistants apply lots of physical therapy techniques when looking after clients. A few techniques incorporate deep tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
Furthermore PTAs often assist their patients to avoid losing movement by implementing health and fitness programs to create more active healthy life styles. Anytime a PTA examines a patient first, they help the PT study the individual and develop a treatment plan encouraging recovered functions, the ability to move, preventing impairment and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and patient each work with each other to make sure the purpose of the health plan is attained, calculating the patient's progression, response, and well-being while making modifications as required.