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Physical Therapist Assistant Job Description
PT assistants carry out their jobs beneath the supervising and instruction of a licensed PT. PTs rely primarily on their Physical therapy assistants, therefore it is important that a Physical therapist assistant can offer clients a complete plan of physical therapy techniques. Physical therapist assistants employ many physical therapy techniques while caring for patients. A few techniques incorporate deep soft tissue massage, exercise therapy, physical modalities such as for example ultrasound and electro therapy as well as functional training.
In addition PT assistants usually assist their patients to prevent losing movement by establishing wellness and physical fitness programs to ensure more active life styles. Anytime a Physical therapy assistant examines a patient first, they help the PT study the person and create a therapy plan encouraging recovered usability, the ability to move, avoiding disability and pain reduction. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, PTA, and patient all work together to make certain the goal of the therapy plan is attained, calculating patient progression, reaction, and well-being while making adjustments as needed.