Physical Therapy

IMG_0767bAt Access Omnicare our Physical Therapy Department treats individuals who have injuries, are post-surgical or have other health-related conditions that limit their ability to perform their usual physical activities. Locating Physical Therapy within Access Omnicare allows the therapists to work closely with our medical providers to manage treatment and efficiently restore maximum functional capacity.

Our physical therapists are licensed health professionals that examine each individual and develop a patient specific treatment plan to reduce pain, restore movement, and optimize function. Every patient is given a home exercise program to reinforce what they have learned during treatment and to help them develop an independent self-care program. As part of treatment and injury prevention our therapists emphasize overall fitness and wellness through exercise.

IMG_0772bPhysical Therapy services include:

  • Management of acute and chronic conditions
  • Pre and post-surgical care
  • Conventional therapeutic modalities such as paraffin, ultrasound and electrical modalities
  • Customized splinting
  • Pain and symptom management training
  • Upper extremity work conditioning
  • Body mechanics training
  • Hand therapy
  • Sensory re-education
  • Use of computerized Baltimore Therapeutic Exercise (BTE) machine to improve functional performance, strengthening through work and activity stimulation
  • Post Offer testing for lift, push, pull, carry, flexibility, balance & small motor skill testing.
  • Ergonomic education and evaluations

Physical Demands Screening

We also provide post-offer physicals with physical demands testing. The physical demands testing is performed on a BTE PrimusRS machine which provides evidence-based data on an employees’ physical ability to perform the essential functions of their job.  The BTE can be used to safely test strength and endurance for post offer, return to work, and fit for duty examinations.

These screening results, along with information gathered by the medical provider from the employee’s medical history and physical examination, is used to assist in the safe assignment of an employee to perform physically demanding work.

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