Mary Isaacson
Background
• What is RehabTherapy?
• Factors that affect outcomes
Work Setting
Salary/Percentage of PTAs in Setting
Patien...
Rehabilitation is for a person recovering from an illness,
surgery, or serious injury. Rehab helps individuals to find
new...
The outcome of rehab depends on the following factors:
• Sufficient supervision daily
• Individual’s commitment and motiva...
Special Rehabilitation Units
• Rehabilitation Hospital
• Sub-Acute Hospital
Outpatient
Home-based
Nursing Facilities
Priva...
Salary depends on position, geographic location, years of
experience, practice setting, and the degree of education.
• $48...
Age Group
Infants: 0.6%
Toddlers: 0.7%
Children: 2.7%
Adolescents: 3.0%
Adults: 39.3%
Older Persons: 53.6%
Systems
Musculo...
Assistive devices
• Eating
• Food preparation
• Washing/Personal Hygiene
• Dressing
Tissue manipulation
Exercises
Electric...
PTAs can specialize in different areas of rehabilitation
such as training in e.g. aquatics or having advanced skills
with ...
rehabilitation
http://www.apta.org
http://www.paincenter.stanford.edu
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html
http://www.h...
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  • Rehabilitation is for a person with some disability caused by a health ailment. It to attempts to restore them to previous level of function and to help them learn to function with the abilities they completely or partially lost.
  • Stroke: PTA’s are focused on the pt’s strengths, ROM, gait, and endurance
    Joint Replacement: PTA helps to increase endurance, mobility, strength, and ROM
    Traumatic Brain Injury: PTA helps to improve balance, flexibility, endurance, coordination, posture, and strength
  • -Teach how to properly use assistive devices and gait training
    -Improve endurance, strength, ROM, and balance
    -Evaluate and improve leg function
    For example: a stroke pt may need the use of TENS which helps the brain reorganize and functions may be recovered, they also may perform active and passive ROM, and practice motor tasks
    Hydrotherapy may be used for those cannot support their own weight so the water would provide weight support along with sensory stimulation.
  • Rehabilitation

    1. 1. Mary Isaacson
    2. 2. Background • What is RehabTherapy? • Factors that affect outcomes Work Setting Salary/Percentage of PTAs in Setting Patient Types Treatments/Techniques Advanced Skills/Training/Recognition objectives
    3. 3. Rehabilitation is for a person recovering from an illness, surgery, or serious injury. Rehab helps individuals to find new ways of doing activities/functions, relearn skills, or regain their strength. It is important to start rehab as soon as possible to maintain or increase the patient’s chances of attaining the previous level of function.The purpose of rehab is to gain back the function that was lost. A rehab PTA helps individuals with mobility, strength, and fitness. background: what is rehab?
    4. 4. The outcome of rehab depends on the following factors: • Sufficient supervision daily • Individual’s commitment and motivation • Limitation-what it is and extent of it background: outcomes
    5. 5. Special Rehabilitation Units • Rehabilitation Hospital • Sub-Acute Hospital Outpatient Home-based Nursing Facilities Private Offices work setting
    6. 6. Salary depends on position, geographic location, years of experience, practice setting, and the degree of education. • $48,000 on average per year Salary According to Experience: • $38,500-$55,000 About 5% of PTAs work in rehabilitation services. salary percentage of PTAs in rehab
    7. 7. Age Group Infants: 0.6% Toddlers: 0.7% Children: 2.7% Adolescents: 3.0% Adults: 39.3% Older Persons: 53.6% Systems Musculoskeletal: 30.4% Neuromuscular: 56.7% Integumentary: 3.2% Cardiopulmonary: 9.7% Condition Stroke: 20.1% Joint Replacement: 11.6% Traumatic Brain Injury: 10.0% patient types
    8. 8. Assistive devices • Eating • Food preparation • Washing/Personal Hygiene • Dressing Tissue manipulation Exercises Electrical stimulation • Functional electrical stimulation • TENS [Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation] Thermal approaches • Ultrasound • Hydrotherapy • Hot/Cold packs treatments/techniques
    9. 9. PTAs can specialize in different areas of rehabilitation such as training in e.g. aquatics or having advanced skills with e.g. stroke patients. PTAs can apply to be recognized in a specialized area of physical therapy.There is an application process with minimum requirements. advanced skills/training/recognition
    10. 10. rehabilitation
    11. 11. http://www.apta.org http://www.paincenter.stanford.edu http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/rehabilitation.html http://www.healthinaging.org/agingintheknow/chapters_ ch_trial.asp?ch=13 http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/poststrokereh ab.htm http://www.helenhayeshospital.org http://www.traumaticbraininjuryatoz.org references

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