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Physical Therapy Assistant Job Overview
Physical therapist assistants carry out their jobs under the supervision and instruction of a licensed physical therapist. PTs rely a great deal on their PTAs, therefore it is essential that a Physical therapy assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. PTAs employ many physical therapy methods when helping patients. Some methods include deep soft tissue massage, therapeutic exercise, physical modalities like ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
In addition PT assistants frequently assist their clients to prevent losing mobility by applying health and physical fitness workouts to facilitate more active healthy lifestyles. Anytime a PTA examines a client initially, they help the PT analyze the individual and develop a treatment plan promoting restored usability, the ability to move, preventing disability and pain reduction. Then, together as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work with each other to make certain the goal of the health program is attained, measuring the patient's progress, healing, and well-being even while making modifications as required.