February 4, 2016: There are numerous reasons someone can be admitted to an acute care hospital, such as an injury that require emergency care, or a planned surgery. Whatever the case, a patient in an acute care setting is going to encounter numerous medical professionals, at least one of which is likely to be a physical therapist.
What’s the role of an acute care physical therapist? In this episode, that’s what physical therapist Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS, FNAP, will describe, along with highlighting some of the benefits of physical therapy for the acute care setting, not just for rehabilitation but also prehabilitation.
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Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS, FNAP, has been practicing for more than 20 years with a focus in acute care physical therapy. She is board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist with advanced certification and training in neurodevelopmental treatment and assessment/treatment of vestibular disorders. She has worked in a variety of different hospitals from large academic teaching hospitals to small community hospitals throughout California. She is currently serving as the president of the Acute Care Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.