Location of service. Inpatient physcial therapy is done when the patient is kept overnight in a hospital or rehabilitation facility and typically with other therapies will add up to 3 hours of therapy a day. Outpatient physcial therapy is when the patient is at home and travels to the facility for therapy, usually about 30-60 minutes of treamtment.
See below. Inpatient is usually in a hospital setting for those patients admitted to the hospital. Outpatient is for people that can come and go.
Inpatient therapy. Inpatient refers to patients that have therapy while they are a patient in a hospital. Out patient refers to patients who receive therapy when discharged from a hospital. Read more...