St. Peter's rehabilitation services team helps patients focus on restoring functional activities important to them following illness, accident or injury. The rehabilitation team consists of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and audiologists. This team of highly skilled professionals helps patients return to normal activities in a variety of settings.
Accessing Rehabilitation Services
A physician order or prescription is required to access services. Therapists will evaluate your injury and functional status, develop a plan of care with defined goals, and measure your progress against those goals. Services are coordinated with your physician, and if in the hospital, also with nursing, case management and other members of your multidisciplinary health care team.
In any setting, your insurance may have different levels of coverage or authorization requirements. Patients are always advised to know what services their insurance will cover and if there are any limitations in number of visits covered by insurance.
When admitted to a hospital, therapy services are considered part of the hospitalization bill. When seen at a hospital but in an "outpatient status," it is important to be aware of the difference and to know what your insurance will cover. Patients may be seen in an outpatient setting, or home setting but not both at the same time. Insurance coverage varies within each setting.
Regardless of setting, if you are covered by traditional Medicare (not-managed Medicare) and in an outpatient status/setting, therapy caps apply to you. For more information click here.
Recovering physical function often takes time. It requires the patient to participate in their care which is also influenced by how much a patient can tolerate based on medical condition. A number of settings are available and are recommended by your physician based on a number of factors, some of which include diagnosis, the ability to participate, and ability to access services. In all settings, there needs to be progress against goals to continue with skilled therapy services.
It is not uncommon for an individual to transition from one St. Peter's setting to another−such as from an emergency room visit to an outpatient setting; or, an inpatient stay on a medical/surgical floor to a dedicated inpatient rehabilitation hospital, sub-acute care rehabilitation setting, home health or to an outpatient physical rehabilitation setting.
St. Peter's rehabilitation professionals work together to make sure you receive the care you need no matter what the setting.
St. Peter's Physical Therapy and Fitness has been the recipient of a Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Affiliate Grant for its lymphedema management program to aid breast cancer patients.
St. Peter's Physical Therapy and Fitness is a member of the National Lymphedema Network, providing expert support to patients with upper and lower extremity lymphedema. Lymphedema certified therapists provide patients education on the use of compression bandaging, massage, exercise, diet, skin care, and the use of a compression sleeve or bandages to control the lymphedema.
Our patients provide the most important measure of our success. Patient testimonials for PT, OT, Speech and Audiology are available by clicking here.
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