PPTS and AOT Partnership Announcement

February 21, 2023

Two of the leading therapy providers in Southeast Michigan, Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists(PPTS) and Advantage OT have entered into a strategic partnership creating a coordinated continuum of care for worker’s compensation patients with the goal of combining evaluation, treatment and prevention to minimize return-to-work time, maximize cost containment and expedite claims resolution.

PPTS will perform the required services in the Physical Therapy clinic including creating an individualized treatment program focusing on the strengthening, conditioning and education of the injured employee. These services may include: certified hand therapy, acute care, splinting, mechanical diagnosis and therapies, traditional modalities, and repetitive motion rehabilitation. If necessary, the worker will transition into one of Advantage OT’s three specialized work conditioning clinics. There, the team at AOT will re-evaluate the patient and customize a comprehensive strength and conditioning program paired with a work-simulation training circuit specific to the individual’s needs and return–to–work demands.

Throughout the continuum of care, the Physical and Occupational Therapists at PPTS and AOT respectively, will maintain consistent communication to expedite the progress of the injured worker. This is to include professional, objective case documentation and coordinated communication with all involved parties including Nurse Case Managers, adjusters and physicians.

About Advantage OT:

Advantage OT was established in 1999 by Kathleen Dunning OTR/L and has been setting the standard of practice in Occupational Health Services for the Metro Detroit region. Advantage OT ensures optimal outcomes for the resolution of workers’ compensation claims using proven methods to ensure a safe and successful return-to-work with continued success for the worker in the workplace. In addition to the region’s premier Work Hardening/Conditioning program, Advantage OT performs custom Functional Capacity Evaluations, Post Offer of Employment Testing, and Functional Home Living Assessments.

About Plymouth Physical Therapy Services:

Plymouth Physical Therapy Specialists (PPTS) was established in 1994 by Jeff Sirabian PT, MHS, OCS, Cert. MDT, CSCS and now has over 24 locations across Southeast Michigan. Many of the experienced staff at PPTS are board certified occupational clinical specialists (OCS). The Physical Therapists at Plymouth PTS specialize in the following treatments: spine care, hand rehabilitation, post surgical rehabilitation, shoulder rehabilitation, foot/ankle care, joint replacement therapy, sports therapy care, industrial rehabilitation, knee rehabilitation, strength and conditioning, gait / biomechanical assessment, and foot orthotics.