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Rehabilitation Rehabilitation Presentation Transcript

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  •  What is Rehabilitation Therapy?  Types of Rehabilitation Therapy  Who receives Rehab Therapy?  Who performs Rehabilitation Therapy?  Advanced skills, training, or recognition needed or obtained (schooling required of the PT/PTA/Aide)  Percentage of PTs and PTAs who work in this setting (nationally and regionally) 2
  •  Salary Range (of PTs and PTAs)  Future of this career field  Where do Rehabilitation Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistants Work?  Diagnoses referred to Rehab Services  Treatments Performed at Rehab Services  Why is rehabilitation therapy a good choice? 3
  •  Rehabilitation  the process of restoring a person to good: health, condition, operation, capacity, and life – through the use of therapy and education.  Physical Therapy  a healthcare provision that provides services for individuals in order to help them develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout their life. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rehabilitation http://www.apta.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home 4
  •  Rehab Therapy  acts as a medical treatment that restores, improves, and maintains strength, fitness, movement and function of areas of the body that have been injured or impaired. › Rehab is as a step-by-step process toward recovery. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 5
  •  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: › Involve wide variety of patients – from those with cardiopulmonary disorders or those who have had cardiac or pulmonary surgery. › Primary goals  to increase patient endurance and functional independence. http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/typesofpt.htm 6
  •  Orthopedic Rehab › The therapy that one undergoes after a total hip or knee replacement, sustained trauma to a bone, or a condition of having bone or soft tissue disease. › The focus is on helping patients regain their strength, mobility, and endurance so they can return home and resume their regular daily routines. http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/typesofpt.htm 7
  •  Neurological Rehabilitation › Works with individuals who have a neurological disorder (due to stroke, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer’s Disease, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's Disease) › Treatments can involve muscle and sensory re- education, coordination activities, and range of motion & speech therapies. http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/typesofpt.htm 8
  •  Vestibular Rehab  Helps people who are suffering from dizziness, imbalance, and other inner ear disorders.  Vestibular Rehab’s main exercises focus on strengthening posture . http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/typesofpt.htm 9
  •  Other Types of Rehabilitation Therapy: › Amputee Rehabilitation › Ankle and Foot Rehabilitation › Hand Rehabilitation › Lower Extremity Rehabilitation › Upper Extremity Rehab › Lower Extremity Rehab www.altru.org/body.cdm?id=397 10
  •  People of all ages can benefit from Rehabilitation Therapy: Children ~ Adults ~ Elderly  Patients who are most frequently treated with this type of therapy are: › Accident victims › Individuals with disabling conditions › Those who suffer from:  Arthritis  Low-back pain  Head injuries  Heart disease  Fractures  Cerebral palsy http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 11
  •  A patient could be referred to a physical therapy rehabilitation facility due to: › Movement dysfunction associated with pain › Difficulty moving parts of their body › Problems bending › Difficulty sleeping due to pain › Limitations in their daily › Problems recovering from a surgery http://www.selectphysicaltherapy.com/programs.asp 12
  •  Falls are quite common in the elderly, and they often result in the need for Rehabilitation Therapy. › An average of 30% of people over the age of 65 fall each year. › 60% of elderly falls occur at home.  Safe-proofing the home of the elderly is one main way to minimize this risk. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 13
  •  Some Simple Home Safety Action Steps Include: › Picking up rugs › Ensuring ample space to walk › Covering or keeping electrical cords out of the way › Clearing stairways of clutter › Installing handrails (both in stairwells and showers) › Keeping night lights on › Placing non-skid mat on shower floor http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 14
  •  An elderly loved one of yours fell recently and the doctors have informed you and the family that having he/she placed in a rehabilitation facility for a period of time before going home would be the safest and best thing to do. Your loved one does not understand why this has to happen and simply wants to go back home because he/she “is just fine”. The family has the physical therapist come in and explain the importance of rehab therapy. www.ontariopt.com/articles/Rehab/Rehab.doc 15
  •  The therapist explains that people need rehabilitation therapy after a time like this because it simply ensures that they will be receiving the necessary physical therapy and care they need. Staying at the facility makes it more convenient for the patient because they do not have to be transferred from their home to the hospital constantly, and it also may allow them to receive therapy more than one time a day. The more therapy that is received, the quicker the recovery, and quicker recovery results in fewer complications down the road.  In the end, your loved one is successfully convinced that rehabilitation therapy is the best solution. www.ontariopt.com/articles/Rehab/Rehab.doc 16
  •  Physical Therapy Rehabilitation is administered by: › A Physical Therapist › A Physical Therapist Assistant (who is under the supervision of the Physical Therapist) http://apta/org http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 17
  •  Rehabilitation Physical Therapists can specialize in different areas of work including: › Pediatrics › Geriatrics › Orthopedics › Sports Medicine › Neurology › Cardiopulmonary Therapy www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm http://therehabcenter.com/physicaltherapy 18
  •  Rehabilitation Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can work in a vast variety of different settings such as: › Outpatient Clinics › Hospitals › Private Practices › Schools › Inpatient Rehab Centers › Nursing Homes › Home Care http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 19
  •  Most common working facility for Rehabilitation Therapist/Assistant is a Rehabilitation Hospital.  Work in a team along with: › Occupational therapists › Speech therapists › Recreational therapists http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Physical_Therapy_Workforce&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=61543 20 http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/typesofpt.htm
  •  Many Rehabilitation Therapies and Treatments involve exercises that focus on: › Improving Strength › Balance › Coordination › Endurance  Some tools/devices that are used for physical therapy include: › Electrical Stimulation › Hot or Cold Packs › Ultrasounds › Traction or Deep Tissue Massage www.bls.gov/oso/ocos080.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 21
  •  Rehabilitation Physical Therapists must graduate with a Post-Baccalaureate (Master’s) Degree (which is 7-8 years of schooling).  Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Assistants are required to obtain a (two year) Associate’s Degree  A Rehabilitation Physical Therapy Aide receives their required training on-the-job. www.bls.gov/oso/ocos080.htm http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 22
  •  Upon graduating, individuals are required to pass a state-administered national exam.  Other requirements for Physical Therapy Practice vary from state to state. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm 23
  •  The state of South Dakota: › Does not require continuing education › Limits 1 Physical Therapist to the supervision of 2 Physical Therapist Assistants › Does not allow Physical Therapy Aides to participate in patient care https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pdf 24
  •  Other important aspects of a Rehab PT/PTA include: › strong interpersonal skills › compassionate personalities › desire to help people › strength and stamina 25 https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pdf
  •  In 2006, of the 173,000 physical therapist in the US: › 60% of them worked in hospitals or offices of physical therapist › The other 40% worked mainly in:  Home-health care industries  Nursing care facilities  Outpatient centers  Rehabilitation centers  Private practices  Schools https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pdf http://apta/org 26
  •  In 2006, of the 60,000 physical therapist assistants in the US: › Nearly 71% worked in hospitals or offices of physical therapists › The remaining 29% worked primarily in:  Nursing care facilities  Rehabilitation centers  Home health care services  Outpatient centers https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pdf http://apta/org 27
  •  Nationally › Employment = 167,300 › Annual Wage of all Physical Therapists:  Median annual income  $72,790 › Annual Wage of In-Patient Sub-Acute Rehab Hospital Physical Therapists:  Median yearly income  $70,000 http://apta/org https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pdf 28
  •  All Physical Therapists › Average Annual = $79,500  PTs in South Dakota › Average Annual = $63,570  Physical Therapists in the Midwest › Average Annual = $73,000  In-Patient Sub-Acute Rehab Hospital Physical Therapists › Average Annual = $70,000 https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pd 29
  •  Nationally › Employment = 61,820 › Annual Wage of all Physical Therapist Assistants:  Median annual income  $46,140 › Annual Wage of In-Patient Sub-Acute Rehab Hospital Physical Therapist Assistants:  Median yearly income  $48,000 https://www.fsbpt.org/download/JLRG_ContinuingCompetency_200911.pd www.apta.org 30
  •  All Physical Therapist Assistants › Average Annual = $43,200  PTAs in South Dakota › Average Annual = $31,430  Physical Therapist Assistants in the Midwest › Average Annual = $41,000  In-Patient Sub-Acute Rehab Hospital Physical Therapist Assistants › Average Annual = $48,000 https://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Advocacy&template=/security/Login.cfm http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&Template=/MembersOnly.cfm&ContentID=65023& Token=7886767C-375E-4E5C-8A5B-81DC70541382 31
  •  Future in Rehab Facilities appears excellent › This is due to the elderly population...  They’re vulnerable to chronic and debilitating conditions  Heart Attacks and Strokes are more likely  Technology advancements may result in more severe trauma victims surviving which will increase the need for rehabilitation therapy services.  PT Positions  10 years  increase 27%  PTA Positions  10 years  increase 29% http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html www.apta.org 32
  •  More than ½ of all Americans are suffering from pain.  Rehabilitation Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants are equipped and ready to not only treat the pain, but also the source of the pain.  PTs and PTAs are experts in treating movement and disorders.  Rehabilitation Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can help correct disorders and alleviate pain. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html 33
  • Citations:  If you would like to further view the annual wages or take a look at the hourly wages of physical therapists/physical therapist assistants, you may do so by going to http://www.bls.gov/oes/2008/may/oessrcst.htm or by viewing the APTA specialty website and following these links:  http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Surveys_and_Stats1&Template=/Mem bersOnly.cfm&ContentID=65023&Token=CFF130BC-999C-4E98-A944-9CA46FDC69CD  http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Surveys_and_Stats1&Template=/Mem bersOnly.cfm&ContentID=63165  http://apta/org  http://www.bls.gov/oes/2008/may/oes291123.htm  http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes312021.htm  http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html  http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec01/ch007/ch007a.html  http://www.michiganuniversalpt.com/physical-therapy-faq.htm  http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Physical_Therapy_Workforce&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=6 1543  http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/typesofphysicaltherapy/a/typesofpt.htm  http://physicaltherapy.about.com/od/careersinphysicaltherapy/qt/PTWorkPlaces.htm  www.altru.org/body.cdm?id=397  http://www.therehabcenter.com/physicaltherapy.html  http://www.selectphysicaltherapy.com/programs.asp 34