Individuals will undergo an extensive neurologic or orthopedic screening and examination to determine impairments or associated diagnosis. Clinical judgment will then be used to prescribe evidence based interventions to optimize a persons function or mobility, and address pain if needed.
The need for physical therapy can arises and/or stem from a decline in function, which may include, recent falls, decreased strength, decreased mobility, decreased independence, etc.
It should be an adjunct to a temporary state and should be applied in a time specified manner (i.e. weeks to 1-3 months).