Physical Therapy

Service Description

We provide (in accordance with the physician’s Plan of Care) Physical Therapy services directly or under arrangement by qualified licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Supervisor.

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Physical therapy services shall include but not be limited to:

  • The first visit occurs within 48 hours to determine your immediate care and support needs; and if admitting a clinician for Medicare clients, to determine your eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit, including homebound status, unless otherwise specified by your doctor or requested by you (with permission by your doctor)
  • Regular comprehensive assessments to determine level of functioning at appropriate time points including planning for discharge
  • Continual assessment of the client and assistance in evaluating the client by administering muscle, nerve, joint and functional ability tests
  • Treating clients to relieve pain, develop or restore function, and maintain maximum performance, utilizing teaching, exercise, massage, and applicable therapy treatments and modalities
  • Directing and assisting clients in active and passive exercises, muscle reeducation, and functional training, activities of daily living, including transfer activities and prosthetic training
  • Provision of therapy utilizing equipment such as ultraviolet and infrared lamps, low voltage generators, diathermy and ultrasonic machines
  • Administering whirlpool and therapeutic baths, and applying moist packs
  • Observing, recording and reporting to the physician the client’s reaction to treatment and any change in the client’s condition
  • Instructing the client in the care and use of wheelchairs, braces, crutches, canes and prosthetic and orthotic devices
  • Instructing other health team members, including Home Health Aides and family members, in the home program
  • Development, implementation, review and renewal of the OASIS document and Plan of Care in cooperation with the physician and other members of the care team – Advising and consulting with the family and other members of the care team, as applicable
  • Development, implementation, review and revision of the plan of care and documenting clinical and progress notes, summaries, and other clinical record information
  • Participation in case conferences, staff meetings, and in-service programs as indicated
  • Evaluating outcomes of care
  • Supervision of the Physical Therapy Assistant and Home Health Aide

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