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American Physical Therapy Association, Section on Women’s Health, Endorses FOTO Pelvic Floor Assessment

The Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association has endorsed the pelvic floor assessment developed by FOTO. Data will be gathered to assist in patient care.

Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) April 30, 2013

The Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association (The SoWH) and Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) are pleased to announce that the SoWH has endorsed the pelvic floor assessment developed by FOTO.

The SoWH has done an extensive qualifying process that resulted in endorsement of the pelvic floor assessment. The FOTO assessment will allow efficient and accurate measurement of the patient’s function. The assessment is web based, filled out by the patient and produces a report, which will be used by the treating therapist to help guide patient care. The report includes a measure of the patient’s impairment, as well as information and scores for Medicare’s new functional limitation reporting requirement. The data from each patient will be added to a national database that will be used by The SoWH for research and supporting policy initiatives.“We are very excited about this new collaboration with FOTO,” states Wendy Featherstone, President of the Section on Women’s Health. “Data to support our treatment of women’s and men’s pelvic floor dysfunction is necessary in this area of practice. This is a great opportunity for us to collect national data for use in practice and to assist in directing research."

Al Amato, PT, MBA, FOTO President, said, “That having the endorsement from The SoWH will encourage therapists treating a patient with pelvic dysfunction to use the assessment and add to the data base. The larger the database, the more instructive the data will be to guide future patient care and gain a better understanding about these patients' response to care.”

“FOTO is very happy to be a partner with The SoWH and look forward to helping them with usable data.”

About The SoWH

The Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association was established in 1977, and exists to educate and mentor physical therapy professionals in women’s and men’s health. Our members champion efforts to provide optimal patient care across the lifespan through advocacy and research.

About FOTO:

FOTO is a Knoxville, TN, based corporation that has been continuously improving solutions that efficiently and reliably measure and report functional outcomes for the Rehab industry for 20 years. FOTO’s web-based solutions are risk-adjusted to enable fair and accurate measurement and predictions of the expected improvement in a patient’s functional status. Approximately 5 million patient surveys have been compiled in the FOTO database, and researchers have utilized FOTO data to publish over 85 articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. These publications have led the way in enhancing the science of measuring outcomes and the use of outcomes in payment methodologies. FOTO is considered the standard in measuring functional outcomes in Rehabilitation.

For detailed information on the ruling or to learn more about the Patient Inquiry product, contact Judy Holder at 1.800.482.3686 x238