JOI Rehab Spine Fast Track Program
By Ehren Allen, PT, COMT, Physical Therapist/Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
JOI Rehab Spine Team Fast Track Program
JOI Rehab has announced a new program for back or spine patients to fast-track them for physical therapy. This new program will allow patients who have seen their primary care or family practice physician to begin conservative physical therapy treatments immediately at JOI Rehab San Marco. As a patient with back pain or an injury to your spine, all you have to do is have a prescription for physical therapy from your physician and call 904-858-7045, and we will get you scheduled in the fast track program.
Some insurance companies now require spine or back & neck patients to try conservative treatment programs before having surgery to avoid having surgery. Acute low back pain or neck pain often responds well to conservative physical therapy treatments. Starting physical therapy between the time that you have seen your primary care physician and a JOI Spine Physician can be very beneficial to a good outcome.
The JOI Rehab Spine Team can help get you back on the road to recovery. Patients who attend physical therapy often do not need as many prescription medications. Physical therapy helps to manage or reduce their pain reports.
Virginia Mason Example
In the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Volume 41, Number 11, the Virginia Mason example describes a pathway for low back pain management. The pathway includes a new approach to sending patients earlier to physical therapy before diagnostic testing and other medical interventions. This new pathway had a lower cost to the patient, less diagnostic testing, and a lower loss of work time.
JOI Spine Physicians
The JOI Spine Physicians are very excited about this program. Patients who are part of the fast track program will have improved results due to starting therapy sooner. Physical therapists work closely with the JOI Physicians. This enables decisions about progression and the next steps in delivering the appropriate care. Our goal is to provide the best possible outcome for our spine patients efficiently and cost-effectively.
If you want more information about the Fast Track Spine Program, give us a call at 904-858-7045.