About ATI Based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, ATI is a privately held, nationally-recognized physical therapy
organization with more than 500 locations in 17 states.
10) That may sound like an ephemeral description, but over the last decade the NQF has built an agenda, and made tangible advancements, in evaluating and improving the quality of health care in the United States (11) (as a member of the NQF the American Physical Therapy
Association has contributed to that process).
Many facilities are now adding physical therapy
staff, as assisted living competes with the nursing homes for residents who are both older and less functional.
Through this reflective process, physical therapy
students and workshop participants identified methods for improving the workshops including teaching methodology and presentation.
When we work on areas that fall within the physical therapy
spectrum - balance, gait and transfers - the emphasis is on the functional aspects of self-care needs: a resident who can't dress himself because of a balance deficit, or a hip fracture patient who needs to increase his range of motion in order to be able to bathe himself.
According to the limited information available, starting salaries for physical therapy
assistants averaged between $24,000 and $28,000 a year in 1992.
Stanton is Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Physical Therapy
, University of Texas, San Antonio.
About Pivot Physical Therapy
: Pivot Physical Therapy
is a leading provider of physical therapy
, aquatic therapy and sports medicine services with more than 90 locations throughout Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Northern Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Washington, DC.
An analysis of Blue Cross-Blue Shield claims showed that the total paid claims for physician referral episodes to physical therapy
was 123% higher than the paid claims for direct access episodes.
1) Division of Physical Therapy
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; (2) Department of Physical Therapy
, Ann Arbor Veteran Affairs Health System, Ann Arbor, MI; (3) Department of Physical Therapy
, Springfield College, Springfield, MA; (4) Department of Physical Therapy
, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; (5) Department of Physical Therapy
, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.
Patients recovering from hip and knee replacement go through physical therapy
as well as occupational therapy, which teaches them how to adapt to day-to-day tasks such as showering, dressing and cooking.
includes postural training for routine sitting, standing, and lifting; education regarding injury prevention in daily life; and lifestyle improvements like stress management.