The goal of physical therapy is to use a combination of targeted techniques to improve function and relieve pain related to a number of conditions. In a hospital setting, physical therapy has an important role in helping patients start the recovery process. By promptly receiving treatment that helps with strengthening weak and injured muscles and extending range of motion, patients can have a higher likelihood of a positive outcome.
However, as most hospital executives know, physical therapy administration and management for in-house departments has a number of unique requirements that differentiate it from other service lines. This is why so many facilities are choosing to work with a contract services partner to help manage their therapy programs. These organizations focus exclusively on the physical therapy field, which means they have highly specialized knowledge and resources that hospitals of any size and with any budget can leverage.
Qualities to look for in a physical therapy management partner
If you’re considering working with a contract therapy service provider to assist your team with the administration and management of your physical therapy department, here are some important qualities to look for:
- Experience — While it’s not the only indicator you should look at, an organization that has been around for a long time demonstrates dependability and stability.
- Reputation — What do other hospital clients have to say about this provider? Make sure they have an established base of satisfied clients.
- Expertise — Don’t be afraid to ask for the credentials of any consultant or contact you work with. Look for dedicated qualifications in the field of physical therapy management.
- Proven resources and solutions — Even if an organization is able to identify inefficiencies and opportunities in your department, what kinds of solutions can they offer? A good partner should enable you to build a successful physical therapy department.
At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re confident that we can demonstrate these qualities to any partner who chooses our physical therapy administration and management services.
Decades of experience and proven solutions
We’ve been in the physical therapy field for more than 50 years, and during this time we’ve built a network of satisfied hospitals across the United States. Our goal is to work with you to develop a strategy that fits the unique needs of your facility and your physical therapy department.
To learn more and schedule an evaluation of your current program, contact our dedicated team today.