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PTA Career Intro
PTAs carry out their jobs underneath the guidance and direction of a licensed PT. PTs rely heavily on their PT assistants, so it is important that a PTA can offer clients a comprehensive plan of physical therapy activities. Physical therapist assistants employ lots of physical therapy techniques while taking care of patients. Several techniques incorporate physical modalities, deep tissue massage, exercise therapy such as for instance ultrasound and electrotherapy as well as functional training.
Additionally PT assistants usually assist their clients to avoid losing movement by applying health and physical fitness routines to facilitate more active lifestyles. Anytime a Physical therapist assistant examines a patient initially, they help the physical therapist analyze the person and develop a care plan supporting recovered functionality, being able to move, avoiding impairment and reducing pain. Then, as a team, the physical therapist, Physical therapy assistant, and individual all work together to ensure the goals of the therapy plan is achieved, calculating the patient's progress, response, and well-being even while making adjustments as required.