This short video will explain why physiatrists are vital to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and why all SNFs who treat patients for short-term rehab should have one.
Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) is the largest physician-owned physiatry group in the country working to optimize post-acute care in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).
Physiatry, also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), is a branch of medicine that aims to enhance and restore functional ability (bone, brain, neuromuscular experts) and quality of life. Our physiatrists partner with SNFs to provide enhanced levels of care for rehab patients in a post-acute setting. We help optimize therapy treatment plans; focusing on managing pain, functional rehabilitation and recovery for patients with physical and cognitive impairments or disabilities. We can help patients discharge quicker and safer – adding a layer of clinical oversight and capabilities that most SNFs and their patients have been underserved historically.