What is an interdisciplinary rehabilitation plan?

A plan designed by an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals from diverse fields who work in a coordinated fashion toward a common goal for the patient. An intraprofessional team is a team of professionals who are all from the same profession, such as three physical therapists collaborating on the same case.

What is a modality in physical therapy?

It is used to relieve pain, improve circulation, decrease swelling, reduce muscle spasm, and deliver medication in conjunction with other procedures. Typical types of modalities include electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, heat, ice, and traction.

What is short wave diathermy?

Diathermy is a therapeutic treatment most commonly prescribed for joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. In diathermy, a high-frequency electric current is delivered via shortwave, microwave, or ultrasound to generate deep heat in body tissues.

What is intravenous therapy?

IV therapy is the infusion of liquid substances directly into a vein. Therapies administered intravenously are often included in the designation of specialty drugs.

What is post acute care?

Post-acute care settings include long-term care hospitals (LTCHs), inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs), skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and home health agencies.

What are the different therapies offered?

Physical therapy provides evaluation, examination, and treatment of neurological disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, cardiac patients, wounds, and other diagnosis.  Physical therapy also provides recommendations for discharge placement assessment for the needs of assistive devices (durable equipment), and functional mobility.  The wound care team is led by a certified wound care specialist (CWS).

Occupational therapy provides evaluation, examination, and treatment for activities of daily living (ADLs), adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment training, neuromuscular re-education, splint fabrication, sensory deficit compression techniques, cognitive retraining associated with ADLs and safety, and energy conservation techniques.

Speech therapy provides evaluation, diagnoses, and treatment of communicative, cognitive, and linguistic disorders.  Modified barium swallow studies and bedside swallow evaluations are used to objectively assess swallowing function.