Your physical therapist and physical therapist assistant, as members of your care team, work closely with your physiatrist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, case manager, nurse and other staff, plus you and your family to meet your needs. Your individual care plan will address your level of impairment, activity level and ability to participate in the community. The primary purpose of physical therapy is to optimize your physical abilities, reduce the effects of disease or injury and prevent further disability.
As you begin your treatment at Marianjoy, your physical therapist will evaluate your status and set goals with you. Then, your physical therapist will establish a care plan that is appropriate for you and your goals. To help you achieve your maximum level of independence, your physical therapist may work with you on any of the following:
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Services are provided by licensed physical therapists and licensed physical therapist assistants with assistance from trained rehabilitation technicians. Our physical therapists are graduates from accredited university physical therapy programs. Therapists are required to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) to become licensed.
Our physical therapist assistants are graduates from an accredited two-year physical therapist assistant program. Physical therapist assistants are required to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) to become licensed.