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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

  • Provide educational information about physical therapy and physical therapist injury prevention, ergonomics and ways to promote health.
  • Plan, prepare and carry out individually designed programs of physical treatment to maintain, improve or restore physical functioning, alleviate pain and prevent physical dysfunction in patients.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluating the data to identify problems and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Evaluate effects of treatment at various stages and adjust treatment to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Administer manual exercises, massage and/or traction to help relieve pain, increase the patient’s strength, and decrease or prevent deformity and crippling.
  • Instruct patient and family in treatment procedures to be continued at home.
  • Confer with the patient, medical practitioners and appropriate others to plan, implement and assess the intervention program.
  • Review physician’s referral and patient’s medical records to help determine diagnosis and physical therapy treatment required.
  • Record prognosis treatment, response, and progress in patient’s chart or enter information into computer.
  • Obtain patient’s informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Discharge patient form physical therapy when goals or projected outcomes have been attained and provide for appropriate follow-up care or referrals.
  • Test and measure patient’s strength, motor development and function, sensory perception, functional capacity and respiratory and circulatory efficiency and record data.
  • Indentify and document goals, anticipated progress and plans for reevaluation.
  • Provide information to the patient about the proposed intervention, its material risks and expected benefits and any reasonable alternatives.
  • Inform the patient when diagnosis reveals findings outside their scope and refer to an appropriate practitioner.
  • Direct and supervise supportive personnel, assessing their competence, delegating specific tasks to them and establishing channels of communication.
  • Administer treatment involving application of physical agents, using equipment, moist packs, ultraviolet and infrared lamps, and ultrasound machines.
  • Teach physical therapy students as well as those in other health professions.
  • Evaluate, fit, and adjust prosthetic and orthotic devices and recommend modification to orthotist.
  • Conduct and support research and apply research findings to practice.
  • Participate in community and community agency activities and help to formulate public policy.
  • Construct, maintain and repair medical supportive devices.
  • Direct group rehabilitation activities.

Areas COVERED

PHILADELPHIA COUNTY

DELAWARE COUNTY

CHESTER COUNTY

MONTGOMERYCOUNTRY

Contact INFORMATION

219 Cuthbert Street, Suite 4B Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone: 610-696-5045 Fax: 1-267-534-4113

Email: info.anchomehealth@gmail.com

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