An Overview of the Therapy Disciplines

An Overview of the Therapy Disciplines 

Therapy services are frequently performed for a variety of individuals across post-acute care organizations. As an important member of the healthcare team, you should be familiar with the various types of therapy services available, for which conditions they are beneficial, and how these services are initiated. While there are several types of therapy, this course will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of physical therapists (PT), occupational therapists (OT), speech therapists (ST), and respiratory therapists (RT). 


Hours: 0.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-AOTD
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2024
Learning Objectives:
Explain the role of physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy.
Describe 2 services that each therapy discipline offers.
List 2 conditions that teach therapy discipline can help treat.
Explain 2 signs that may indicate a person would benefit from therapy services.

An Overview of the Therapy Disciplines

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

What is Therapy?

The Role of Therapy Aides

Section 2: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Essentials



Section 3: Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Essentials



Section 4: Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Essentials



Section 5: Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory Therapy Essentials



Section 6: Conclusion


Course Contributor



Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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