What is a dedicated hospital therapy services partner and what areas can they help in?

February 7, 2020

If you’re a hospital executive who is seeking assistance in operating and growing your facility’s therapy services program, a contract therapy partner can help. This is a highly specialized organization that can help you manage your departmental goals, whether it’s streamlining, growing or both. By having a better understanding of what to look for in a hospital therapy services partner and the specific areas they can help in, you can give yourself the best chance of finding a provider that is right for you. 

A partner in therapy services can help you in a wide range of areas, from consulting to strategic development to developing more efficient workflow systems. Since every hospital is different, the most important thing is finding an organization who can work with you to identify the areas of opportunity and the solutions that are the right fit for you. 

What therapy disciplines can a hospital therapy services partnership help with? 

Therapy services encompasses a wide range of disciplines that are essential to delivering patient care needs and encouraging positive outcomes. These key areas include: 

  • Physical therapy — Physical therapy is generally the first thing people think of in relation to therapy services. With physical therapy and rehabilitation, the goal is to improve functioning and promote healing with targeted techniques designed to strengthen the body and improve range of motion. 
  • Occupational therapy — This branch of therapy is designed to help patients who have suffered from a debilitating injury or condition learn or relearn the skills necessary for daily activities. 
  • Speech therapy — This is a very focused branch of therapy that helps patients in need relearn basic language function and communication skills. 

When you begin working with a therapy partner, they can assess the current capabilities of your program and make strategic recommendations for the suitability of any of the above services.

Experience the Alliance difference

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proud to bring more than 50 years of experience to the table in helping hospital leaders better serve their patients through therapy services. We have experience in the full range of therapy disciplines and offer solutions including proprietary software, strategic support and recruiting and development assistance. 

When you contact us, we’ll be glad to help you learn how to receive a thorough assessment of your current program and offerings.