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Alta View Hospital Offers a Data Driven Approach for Patients in Need of Orthopedic and Spine Rehabilitation

 1/29/2010

SANDY, UT (1/29/2010) - Patients seeking outpatient rehabilitative care at Alta View Hospital are in good hands. When a new patient comes to Alta View Hospital Rehabilitation for the first time they begin a process, which puts them on the right path to getting back to regular daily activity.

New patients are first evaluated by a therapist, who makes recommendations for rehabilitation based on the needs and goals of the patient. As part of this evaluation, the therapist follows current best practices to assist in establishing a rehabilitation plan. A streamlined examination process allows the therapist to “classify” the most effective and cost efficient treatment approach for the patient.

The Alta View Hospital Rehabilitation staff uses a data driven approach for each patients care. This approach utilizes and contributes to databases within the Intermountain Healthcare system and allows quick access to pertinent patient information such as imaging results, medication lists, and surgical reports.

“Using a data driven approach allows the staff to track and utilize data on clinical outcomes to improve the patient’s response to treatment and to effectively guide treatment with other healthcare practitioners,” say Dan Fisher, a physical therapist at Alta View Hospital. “It also allows the staff to track and utilize data on patient satisfaction.”

Some of the common orthopedic injuries that can be assisted by evaluating patients and using a data driven approach include:

  • Knee pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • Broken arm or leg

Some of the common spine injuries that can be assisted by evaluating patients and using a data driven approach include:

  • Abnormal curvature
  • Fractures
  • Degenerated
  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc (ruptured disc)
  • Instability
  • Stenosis
  • Nerve problems

Alta View Hospital Rehabilitation provides occupational and speech therapy in addition to physical therapy. Some of the occupational therapy services include comprehensive post-surgical hand and upper extremity therapy, comprehensive hand and upper extremity therapy for repetitive stress injuries, as well as neurological rehab. Some of the speech therapy services include Modified Barium swallow studies, fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallow, swallow treatment with vital stimulation, specialized voice clinic with videostroboscopy, evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and cognitive disorders, and LVST Loud therapy.

For more information about the services provided at Alta View Hospital Rehabilitation, please call 801-501-2262.

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