Patient Expectations of Physical Therapy and How It Influences Patient Outcomes

If a patient believes a treatment will work there is a strong likelihood that they will have a positive outcome from that treatment. The more educated they are on their condition, prognosis, your intervention and how it would help toward achieving their goals, as well as the patient’s role in the plan of care, the better and more likely they are to achieve good outcomes.

Administering Functional Outcome Measures: Considerations for Maintaining Validity and Efficiency

Administering Functional Outcome Measures: Considerations for Maintaining Validity and Efficiency By: Jennifer Heiligman, PT, MPT Outcome measures are validated functional scales or surveys used to assess a patient’s functional deficits and impairments with the resulting findings used to establish a treatment plan and goals for therapy leading to better outcomes.  Read more…

Setting Goals in Your Therapy Documentation: Audit Pitfalls and Recommendations

Setting Goals in Your Therapy Documentation: Audit Pitfalls and Recommendations By: Cheryl “Chae” Dimapasoc Canon, PT, DPT;  OptimisPT Director of Implementation and Compliance Setting goals within the initial evaluation is a place where many therapists get “stuck” as they try to ensure they satisfy the stringent requirements set by the Read more…

2021 Resolutions for Improving Your Therapy Documentation: Resolution #5 Increase Patient Engagement

2021 Resolutions for Improving Your Therapy Documentation: Resolution #5:  Increase Patient Engagement.   Improve outcomes and patient satisfaction by using the features of our patient engagement suite. The Patient Engagement suite within OptimisPT is the easy and efficient way for your practice to promote patient engagement.  The suite includes a Read more…