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Therapeutic Activities

Therapeutic Activities is defined as, direct (one on one) patient contact by the provider (use of dynamic activities to improve functional performance), each 15 minutes, and is used to report dynamic therapeutic activities. Dynamic therapeutic activities include the use of multiple parameters, such as balance, strength, and range of motion, which are designed to achieve improved functional performance. Examples include lifting stations, closed kinetic chain activity, hand assembly activity, transfers (chair to bed, lying to sitting, etc), and throwing, catching, or swinging. This procedure requires direct (one on one) patient contact by a physician or therapist.

Dynamic activities to improve functional performance refers to a series of movements to perform specific functions. The series of movements is therapeutic in nature; it is planned and specific.

An example would be a series of movements designed to gradually increase flexibility, strength and coordination through the use of graduated weights using a closed kinetic chain device under direct one on one supervision and guidance by a licensed New Jersey practitioner. The action is designed to simulate related activities such as picking up a plate and lifting it up into a cupboard, picking up a hammer and placing it in another location, etc.