Bringing Physical Therapy Direct to Patients

Physical therapy can take place in a variety of settings, including a patient’s home, office or even hotel room. This week’s podcast features a physical therapist that specializes in bringing physical therapy direct to her patients. Based in Park City, Utah, Joanna Kahn, MPT, and owner of Personal PT works with patients in the environment where they spend most of their time.  By traveling to work with patients in their home or office, Kahn is able to review everyday routines and tailor physical therapy to meet the needs of her patients and their location.

The mobile physical therapy model utilized by Kahn requires minimal overhead which allows her to operate as a cash-based clinic. To work with patients, Kahn brings along a backpack loaded with mobile physical therapy equipment including an ultrasound electrical simulation machine, hot and cold packs,  physical therapy table, exercise balls, resistance bands and other equipment as needed.  Discover more by listening now.

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  1. iqbal s. maan DPT, MPT
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know if PPO insurances will pay for home visits? It’s the same treatment at the patient’s home or office vs going to out-patient clinic.

  2. Posted August 23, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I am a rehab-specalist from Russia, St.Petersburg. At our private rehab center “Kinesis” me and my coleagues have been working with post-stroke and SCI-patients utilizing the same mobile pt model for 5 years. That is a very effective approach!

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