Most PTs are adapting technology throughout their practice. Front office management, patient documentation and therapy equipment are improving efficiencies and patient care across the board. Modernizing today’s PT practice with the latest technology is becoming a key differentiator for PT clinics.

There seems to be a divide in the physical therapy industry between physical therapists who rely on equipment and those who use manual therapy. The trend in the United States is more toward using equipment, while in Europe, Australia, and other areas globally, the emphasis is on manual intervention. For those leaning towards equipment, there is an ever-changing landscape of new products. … … Lauretani explains that because of advancements in computer technology over the last 5 to 10 years, many units come equipped with built-in therapeutic protocols that can be accessed with the touch of a button.


This report originally appeared in the June 2010 issue of DOTmed Business News

by Keith Loria, Reporter