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The Role of the Physical Therapist


  • Evaluates for appropriate exercise program. A stretching program is most appropriate for maintaining optimal flexibility and functional mobility.
  • Prescribes assistive devices/equipment, and orthotics to optimize safety with functional mobility.
  • Prescribes appropriate manual or power wheelchair as needed.
  • Provides resources for dealing with accessibility issues both in and out of the home.
  • Re-evaluation as needed for comfort and mobility issues as function changes over time.

Diane Beckwith, PT        Laura Zajac-Cox, PT

diane        laura