Patient requires skilled intervention of physical therapy for exercises to increase strength and endurance, implementation of safety measures and evaluation for assistive devices due to impaired function or declining functional ability as demonstrated by increased weakness. Patient requires skilled intervention of physical therapy to teach and train patient/caregiver on exercises to increase strength and endurance, implementation of safety measures and use of assistive devices due to impaired function or declining functional ability to perform ADLs/IADLs. Patient with moderate pain interfering with functional status, thereby impacting activities of daily living.
SN instructed in therapies normally used with medicine to help control pain. Heat: Heat helps decrease pain and muscle spasms. Apply heat to the area for 20 to 30 minutes every 2 hours for as many days as directed. Ice: Ice helps decrease swelling and pain. Ice may also help prevent tissue damage. Use an ice pack or put crushed ice in a plastic bag. Cover it with a towel and place it on the area for 15 to 20 minutes every hour as directed. Massage therapy: This may help relax tight muscles and decrease pain. Physical therapy: This teaches you exercises to help improve movement and strength, and to decrease pain.