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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Introduction
PTAs carry out their tasks under the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapy assistants, so it is necessary that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs apply numerous physical therapy methods when helping people. Several techniques incorporate deep massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for instance ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional training.
Additionally PTAs usually assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by implementing health and physical fitness plans to ensure more active healthy life styles. When a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient for the 1st time, they help the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy program promoting repaired functionality, the ability to move, protecting against disability and reducing pain. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapy assistant, and client each work with each other to ensure the objective of the health program is attained, calculating the patient's progression, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as necessary.