Physical Therapy

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy (mainly master’s) some new graduates have a Doctorate or Physical Therapy A physical therapist is a licensed professional who, through individual assessment and diagnosis, provides hands on skills and education to provide the highest possible level of functional mobility and independence. A physical therapist is able to assist those with pain and disability stemming from muscles, joints, and nerves both chronic and acute. A few of the methods for treatment include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, gait training, massage, joint mobilization, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and hot/cold packs. All care is provided under the orders of a licensed physician.

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.