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Functional Patient Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction

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Providing quality care and service to our patients make up the foundation of AthletiCo. To demonstrate this commitment to both our patients and referring physicians, we have partnered with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO) to measure functional patient outcomes and patient satisfaction with national data comparison.

What is FOTO?

FOTO is the largest and most valid external database for rehabilitation, measuring patient satisfaction and functional outcomes for musculoskeletal, industrial, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and pediatric patients.

During care at our facilities, our patients now complete a health status questionnaire using an iPad mobile digital device at admission, mid-treatment, and discharge. The data provided rates the patient's ability to do usual activities. FOTO then provides an external, standardized, comparative database management and reporting service.

What is the signficance of partnering with FOTO?

The implementation of FOTO within all of AthletiCo's facilities has been a progression of advancements over the past twenty years. During this time, AthletiCo has diversified its services to meet the needs of its communities to include occupational/hand therapy, work rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, women's health therapy, and pediatric physical therapy, to name a few. To support these service offerings, AthletiCoprovidesitsemployeespost-professional education through in-house continuing education, tuition reimbursement, and an orthopedic clinical residency program supported by Evidence in Motion.

With all of these elements in place, the next step was to measure treatments, outcomes, and patient satisfaction. FOTO provides the reporting tools and national data comparison, while new technology such as mobile digital devices have allowed a company of AthletiCo's size to do so effectively and efficiently.