Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as Physiatry, is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments and disabilitiesLearn more
A physiatry clinician works with your facility’s interdisciplinary team to address any barriers to therapy and ensure progression towards functional goals. Physiatry clinicians are medical experts in the diagnosis and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions including pain management.
Partnering with CRC allows your facility to have its own dedicated Physiatry clinician to run a comprehensive rehab program and bring hospital-level care to your building.
We can help address barriers to therapy, set functional goals, manage pain and ultimately discharge patients quicker andmore safely - adding a layer of clinical oversight and capabilities to the facility and your patients who have been historically underserved.
A walkthrough of how we would help a stroke patient
Communicating with patients and providing prognosis on when they'll be able to walk, regain their sensation, talk and advance in diet based on their type of stroke
Working with therapy team to set appropriate functional goals, ensuring progress in patient’s functional status and providing expertise on which therapy approach is best suited for patient’s condition (Brunnstrom vs Bobath vs PNF)
Ensuring secondary stroke prevention. Discussing with patient's family risk of readmission and community based services that would be useful to decrease risk
Determining appropriate catheter removal and addressing incontinence associated with neurogenic bowel and bladder. Managing patient’s post-stroke spasticity and contractures with pharmacological agents.
Treating pain syndromes associated with stroke such as CPRS, shoulder impingement, and subluxation. Using physical medicine modalities and joint injections to help manage pain.
Addressing the psychosocial aspects commonly associated with stroke such as depression, intimacy, vocational training, and cognitive deficits
Working with the discharge planning team on home equipment needs (grab bars, ramp). Recommending proper home and work supervision given the patient's medical and functional levels.
Staying up to date on the latest technologies and medications that can improve function and independent living
No effect on PCP billing
Our billing identifies us as a medical consultant, NOT as an Internist so there is no billing overlap
Our clinicians proactively communicate with Primary Care regarding any medical concerns, making sure to stay within our scope of practice
Our clinicians decrease the burden of time-consuming, non-billable patient management activities required of PCPs
We provide unparalleled, high-quality patient-centered care
We make the process of launch and integration seamless
Coordinated launch led by clinical regional manager with in-service, training and catered lunch for facility
Our clinicians are trained in Physiatry (Rehab Medicine) to ensure that will be their area of focus and expertise
Managers check-in with leadership to ensure facility is getting maximum benefit and review important clinical measures
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