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People go to the hospital for a variety of reasons. An injury may require emergency care. A planned surgery may mean an overnight stay. Whatever the case, a patient will encounter many medical professionals in the acute care setting. At least one of them is likely to be a physical therapist.

So, what is the role of an acute care, or hospital-based, physical therapist? Listen as physical therapist Sharon Gorman describes physical therapy in a hospital setting. Also learn about the benefits of receiving acute care physical therapy. 

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Sharon Gorman

Sharon Gorman, PT, DPTSc, is a board certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy. She has been practicing for more than 20 years with a focus in acute care physical therapy. She has advanced certification and training in neurodevelopmental treatment and in assessing and treating vestibular (balance) disorders. She has worked in many acute care settings, from large academic teaching hospitals to small community hospitals. She is currently president of the Acute Care Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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