ATI Physical Therapy (ATI) announces the launch of limb loss specialty centers, developed in partnership with Hanger Clinic, that aim to expand the use of outpatient physical therapy and create a stronger care continuum for patients who are scheduled to undergo limb loss surgery or have experienced limb loss.
Via the program, ATI’s PTs and OTs will join physicians and prosthetists in providing activity-based treatment designed to help patients heal faster, acclimate to their new prosthetic and maintain quality of life.
The pilot initially launched in Michigan with 15 ATI Centers of Excellence. Now, the program is available in more than 70 ATI specialty centers across Michigan, Illinois and Indiana with future plans to expand, ATI explains in a media release.
“Amputation and limb loss can affect motor and functional ability, but they don’t have to affect a patient’s overall quality of life. This program allows us to meet our patients’ unique needs by integrating ATI’s clinical expertise on limb function and movement, collaborating with prosthetists, orthotists and physicians, and providing quality care in a supportive atmosphere. This combined results in effective interdisciplinary treatment.”
— Francis Kosinski, Senior Vice President, Health Services, ATI Physical Therapy
[Source(s): ATI Physical Therapy, Business Wire]