The therapy guidelines throughout this manual are meant to serve as the foundation for building a treatment program for each patient. As we are all well-aware, each patient presents with their own unique medical history, description of the symptoms associated with their medical condition or injury and the surgical or non-surgical management of their condition. Beyond their medical condition, each patient’s occupation, family support system, access to treatment, health insurance plan [i.e. deductibles, co-pays, visit limits], and socioeconomic situation all impact the initial and subsequent treatment strategy.
As identified previously, the therapy guidelines are intended to serve as a framework for establishing the optimal therapy program. The guidelines are not intended to serve as an absolute of treatment or “protocol” approach to patient care. The guidelines are intended to assist the clinician in establishing safe and carefully considered treatment approaches at various time intervals. In addition, the guidelines are particularly helpful in offering valuable treatment pearls along the various timelines to help facilitate recovery.
As we consider all the information needed to establish and subsequently modify the course of treatment for each patient, the primary objectives are to provide the highest quality of patient care, which is cost effective and time limited.
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Sample Treatment Guideline pages.
references (treatment & outcomes)