Outpatient Medical Rehab Program
At Advantage HCS we use the most up-to-date guidelines to assist us in making sure each patient is placed in the best program available for their needs. Here are very basic rational (among other medical decision making tools) that are used to tell when someone is a candidate for our Outpatient Medical Rehab Program.
- The patient has completed conservative therapy and has a limitation/loss of function.
- The patient has more than one treatable condition and might require a multidisciplinary structured program.
- The patient’s psychological state is being controlled or is stable.
- The primary focus of treatment is to heal or strengthen as well as to re-teach basic skills to assist the patient’s long term functional well-being.
Outpatient Medical Rehab Program is usually structured 3-5 days a week, between 2 and 6 hours a day. Consistent treatment allows the muscles to grow and strengthen and keeps the patient on a path of progression. Most programs are 2-6 weeks in length.
Outpatient Medical Rehab Program can involve multiple providers including Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Doctors of Chiropractic, Psychologist, Counselors, Masters Level Social Workers, Nutritionist, Acupuncturist, Massage therapist, Personal Trainers, and Medical Doctors. The treatment team is picked after the patient completes a multidisciplinary evaluation, where the deficits and goals are set and addressed with the patient and team.
Outpatient Medical Rehab Program is individualized, with the goal of increasing the overall function of the patient. Outpatient Medical Rehab Program uses progressively graded conditioning programs that are based on the individual’s measured tolerances and requirements.
Treatment options may include:
- Cardiovascular endurance training
- Core Strengthening exercises
- Psychological Therapy available
- Ancillary services also available in the program
While each patient is different, and each approach is not ever the same, we do have some goals that have been established and are pretty common between each patient. Some of these goals include:
- Cardiovascular endurance
- Pain Management
- Cognitive-behavioral issues
- Injury prevention
- Wellness education
- Tolerance to activities of daily living
Not just because we are CARF’ed, but because we care, Advantage Healthcare Systems has set common benchmarks that we measure to ensure we continue to have quality outcomes for our patients. Of course with each patient, there might be additional sets of outcomes measured, but here is a list of the common area’s you can trust we will be measuring and reporting back:
- Pre/Post Range of Motion
- Pre/ Post Static Lifting
- PDA/ PDL (Functional Status)
- Follow-up recommendations
- Discharge Disposition
- Pain Relief