Contract Physical Therapy Services for Schools
Physical therapists within the school setting are able to assess each child at any school level age and determine the appropriate Individual Educational Plan (IEP). In a developmental assessment, the physical therapist would evaluate the ability and quality of movement of the arms, legs, entire body, and gross motor coordination as it relates to the child’s success in the school setting. By encouraging the display of specific motor tasks and observing the child in play, the therapist is able to develop an appropriate plan of care to optimize the child’s mobility within the school setting. The therapist is also able to act as a medical liaison between the school and medical care providers.
Contract Physical Therapy Services for Home Health Agencies
Physical therapists work with geriatric patients to assess disabilities related to any number of causes including general weakness, strokes, knee/hip replacements or surgeries, TBI, or cardiac ailments. The therapist will evaluate for transfers, bed mobility, ambulation, muscle weakness / range of motion, pain, endurance, safety and overall functional independence and mobility. Physical therapists also work with pediatrics to address developmental deficits related to CP and other disabilities to increase functional independence and assist with developmental motor progression. Skilled teaching and education will be provided to the patient and caregiver when appropriate. The therapist will also help the patient in obtaining necessary medical equipment to assist and aid in mobility.
Contract Physical Therapy Services for Nursing Homes Skilled Rehab Setting
Physical therapists assess all patients for functional mobility deficits as prescribed by the physician or referred for screening by nursing staff. The therapist will evaluate for transfers, bed mobility, ambulation, muscle weakness / range of motion, pain, endurance, safety and overall functional independence and mobility. Physical therapists are also licensed to assess and treat wounds including diabetic ulcers and pressure sores. Able to supervise and provide guidance to on-site physical therapy assistants as needed. Education for family and caregivers is provided to ensure optimal safe living arrangements for geriatric patients.