Karen P. Martin, PT, DMT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, CIDN
Physical Therapy, Orthopedics - Non-Surgical
Physical Therapy Standard of Care Deviation,Physical Therapy Malpractice,Physical Therapy Risk Assessment,Physical Therapy Patient Advocacy Assessment,Physical Therapist Assistant Misuse,Fall Injury,Dry Needling Injury,Pneumothorax,Manipulation Injury,Workers' Comp Rehab/IME/PPD/Surveil Analysis
Karen P. Martin, PT, DMT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, CIDN - Fellow American Academy Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Expert Witness services and record review for both prosecution and defense. Clinical competencies upon request.
Standard of Care in the healing and highly regulated industry of physical therapy has nothing to do with good intention and everything to do with both knowing and following the rules designed to protect the patient/public/payer. Standard of Care deviation results from not being able to justify WHY an action was taken and encompasses errors created from both commission AND omission. Standard of Care deviation occurs when inappropriate physical therapy plan of care and treatment intervention result from inadequate physical therapy examination, inadequate physical therapy diagnosis, inadequate client care management, and unsound professional judgment.
Standard of Care deviation is increasingly prevalent with Dry Needling misuse, malpractice, fraudulent coding, and fr...