So, the hospital I work at has a habit of doing a lot of co-evaluations and co-treatments between OTs and PTs, especially with patients who requires total or max assist.
While I think it is good to work with other disciplines and have another set of hands, this co-treatment business has been hard for me to adjust to. First, the treatment styles of the OT and PT must be compatible. Second, there seems to be more wasted time with this method... OT obviously needs to assess things that aren't necessarily important from a PT perspective. I guess I haven't gotten into a real rhythm yet.
Even more than co-treating with OT, I also have a plethora of nurses, doctors and social workers in this hospital setting, which is very different from an OP PT clinic or a privately owned clinic; where mainly PTs rule the road.
What do you think? What's the best way to handle co-treatments, or working with other disciplines?