Karen P. Martin, PT, DMT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, CIDN
Physical Therapy Standard of Care Deviation, Physical Therapy Malpractice, Physical Therapy Risk Assessment, Physical Therapist Assistant Misuse, Fall Injury, Dry Needling Injury, Pneumothorax, Manipulation Injury, VTE Injury, MVA, Workers' Comp IME/Surveil Analysis, Fraud/Waste/Abuse Analysis
Karen Pancoast Martin, PT, DMT, MSPT, FAAOMPT, CIDN - Doctor of Manual Physical Therapy. Fellow American Academy Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Certified in Dry Needling. Vestibular/Dizziness/Fall Prevention analysis and treatment. Expert Witness services and record review for prosecution, defense, and medical/legal/insurance consultation. Clinical expertise in Orthopaedic and Neurologic Rehabilitations, Fraud/Waste/Abuse, and Strategic Clinic Optimization. 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 ...