Occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology services may be of significant help to patients of nurse practitioners (NPs) in primary care. NPs should be aware of the depth and breadth of services offered by these colleagues, and consider early referral to them. This article describes the different rehabilitation disciplines and some of the ways in which their services may benefit patients.
Peranich, Lauren; Reynolds, Kristen B.; O'Brien, Shirley P.; Bosch, Joni; and Cranfill, Tamara, "The Roles of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech/Language Pathology in Primary Care" (2010). Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Faculty and Staff Research. 1.