Services

What We Offer

Our Geriatric Physical Therapy Care Management services include:

  • Obtaining a detailed history focused on medical problems, impairments and function limitations;
  • Performing a systems review and selective screenings;
  • Administering tests, taking measures to gather data spanning 5 health domains (i.e. behavioral health, cognitive health, mental health, physical health and functional health);
  • Researching evidence-based best practices as indicated;
  • Providing physical therapy diagnoses and associated intervention strategies;
  • Setting realistic goals, developing an individualized plan of action, and providing effective treatment;
  • Identifying areas needing consultation or referral with other medical healthcare providers.

Physical Therapy Treatment: services generally consist of, but are not limited to, any of the following areas:

  • Therapeutic Exercise and Functional Capacity Development
    • Example: Patients with cardiovascular and/or cardiopulmonary conditions may need the skills of a PT to monitor their blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation in order to safely progress their exercise programs.
  • Neuromuscular Re-education
    • Example: Patients who have fallen or are concerned about falling may need the skills of a PT to develop their balance reactions in order to reduce their fall risk, fall frequency and/or fear of falling.
  • Gait Re-Training
    • Example: Patients who are having difficulty walking may need the skills of a PT to assess the eight phases of the gait cycle, make a functional diagnosis of the problem(s) in order to focus the treatment prescription.
  • Manual Therapy (e.g. joint mobilization, myofascial pain release techniques)
    • Example: Patients who experience pain with movement may need the skills of a PT to reduce pain to regain motion.
  • Therapeutic Activities
    • Example: Patients with cognitive challenges may need the skills of a PT to set up effective programs that promote optimal movement by training caregivers in protocols that are safe for everyone.
  • Wheelchair Management
    • Example: Patients with posture control and mobility deficits may need the skills of a PT to determine and justify medical necessity for a Medicare-covered customized wheelchair seating system.
  • Physical Performance Testing
    • Example: Patients with physical limitations that impact their quality of life may need the skills of a PT to provide evidence-based testing that justifies the need for skilled services and specialized equipment.
  • Orthotic or Prosthetic Training
    • Example: Patients needing specialized external supportive devices to help protect or move a body part may need the skills of a PT to identify what equipment is best for their situation and to train them how to best manage the equipment.
  • Community Re-entry Training
    • Example: Patients who have suffered significant illness or are recovering from major surgery may need the skills of a PT to help them regain their mobility in their community.
  • Home Safety and Management
    • Example: Patients who are concerned about being able to live safely in their homes may need the skills of a PT to identify fall risk areas and corrective interventions.
  • Assistive Technology Assessment
    • Example: Patients who may need specialized walking equipment (e.g. U-Step walker) may need the skills of a PT to provide evidence-based treatment and written documentation that justifies the need for skilled services and specialized equipment under Medicare’s Durable Medical Equipment benefit program.

MIPT’s Medically-Oriented Wellness Programs are for people with complex medical condition(s) who do not have traditional Medicare insurance, but who need the specialized knowledge and skills of a geriatric physical therapy doctor to design, monitor and progress their therapeutic programs for optimal health.

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