Outpatient physical therapy is initiated with receipt of a recent physician order and continued with renewed orders each 30 days. Inpatient PT is started within 24 hours of receipt of physician order.
Discharge of the patient occurs when:
- Physical Therapy goals are met
- The patient has reached the maximum benefit from the therapy services
- The patient refuses or misses three consecutive visits
- The physician discharges the patient form the hospital or therapy.
The (outpatient) regular operating hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and are flexible depending on patient volume. Outpatients are not seen on major holidays or weekends. Inpatients receive treatment twice a day Monday through Saturday and once a day on Sundays and major holidays (except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day when the holiday is observed).
Occupational therapy is consulted/contracted as needed for inpatient and outpatient services.
Evaluates and treats disorders involving deficiencies in range of motion, muscle strength and endurance, balance, muscle tone, disturbances in walking and painful conditions. Some techniques include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular retraining, relaxation techniques and modalities of heat, cold and electrical stimulation.
Focuses on restoring a person's ability to perform daily functional life skills such as dressing, hygiene and meal preparation. Tasks are broken down into manageable parts and techniques for adapting to the activity are taught. The ultimate goal is to enable individuals to assume an optimal level of independent functioning and sustain the highest quality of life.
Facilitates the development and maintenance of human communication. This includes screening, identifying, assessing, rehabilitating and preventing disorders of speech, language, oral function, swallowing, cognition/communication and speech/language proficiency.
Examples of services offered:
- Therapeutic exercise
- Transfer training
- Gait training
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Neuro-developmental assessment
- Oral-motor dysphagia training
- Activities of daily living
- Cognitive retraining for safety and judgment deficits
- Splinting and positioning
Lompoc, CA 93436