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Therapy Intensity Tied to Positive Outcomes

Recently, AOTA and APTA have released a first-of-its-kind joint study “Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings” (TOPS) that demonstrates a correlation between functional physical & occupational therapy interventions & positive outcomes, including increased strength, endurance, independence, balance and improved functional cognition in patients across post-acute care settings.   

The study focused on two main outcomes: functional activities and 30-day re-hospitalization. The results clearly demonstrated that Physical & Occupational therapy services improved outcomes across all PAC settings.  



Findings from this study also indicated that those with the fewest minutes of therapy increased the risk of re-hospitalization. 



The results of the TOPS study provide support to clinically appropriate levels of functional + evidence-based treatment approaches drive optimal outcomes. 

Contact us to learn more about how HealthPRO Heritage is uniquely positioned to provide therapy expertise across the care continuum.