Since 2016, Luther Manor has partnered with Symbria and with Inception Health, the digital health care entity of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Symbria oversees the full spectrum of physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy, as well as prehab, injury prevention, post-rehab wellness, and other programs to all patients and residents. For Froedert Hospital patients, Inception Health’s digital technology enhances the health care experience with the ultimate goal of reducing further admissions to the hospital.
In 2018, Luther Manor proudly announced exciting new physiatrist services for all residents and patients, in partnership with Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC).
What is a physiatrist?
A physiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed training in the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. They are able to diagnose and treat pain as a result of an injury, illness or disabling condition.
What value will a physiatrist bring to rehab patients?
Previously, pain associated with a patient’s physical therapy was diagnosed and treated by the patient’s primary physician. Going forward, IRC will be able to provide the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment while remaining in constant communication with primary physicians. Their close relationship patients including initial evaluation, regular monitoring and follow-up will help reduce readmissions.
The relationship between Symbria (physical therapy provider), IRC (physiatrists) and primary doctors means increased communication, faster care, greater patient satisfaction and better outcomes for all Luther Manor rehab patients.