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PTA Job Summary
PT assistants perform their jobs under the supervising and direction of a certified PT. Physical therapists rely heavily on their Physical therapist assistants, so it is essential that a PTA can offer patients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy exercises. PTAs employ numerous physical therapy techniques when helping patients. Some techniques include deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro-therapy as well as functional exercises.
In addition Physical therapy assistants often assist their clients to avoid losing movement by applying wellness and physical fitness programs to create more active healthier lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant sees a patient initially, the PTA helps the physical therapist analyze the individual and create a therapy plan promoting restored usability, being able to move, protecting against impairment and reducing suffering. Then, together as a team, the PT, Physical therapist assistant, and individual all work together to make sure the objective of the health program is reached, calculating patient progress, reaction, and safety even while making adjustments as needed.