Athletico Physical Therapy Partners with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. to Enhance Patient Outcomes

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Chicago, Ill. – Today, Athletico Physical Therapy announces an expanded partnership with Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes, Inc. (FOTO), an industry leading outcomes management system, across all clinics. FOTO measures patients’ functional status to provide risk adjusted, benchmarked reporting and quality management that will help Athletico clinicians provide an exceptional standard of care focused on patient outcomes.

By using strong risk adjustment algorithms to predict outcomes, FOTO provides Athletico with individualized, function-focused data that our therapists utilize to establish individualized treatment programs, benchmarks, and expected recovery times. The benchmarks and expected recovery times are derived by pulling data from similar patient episodes among the 5 million in the FOTO system.

“By integrating FOTO into Athletico’s over 400 clinic locations, we’re accentuating the importance of improving patient outcomes to help people experience improved quality of life more efficiently,” said Mark Kaufman, President and founder of Athletico. “Combining technology with personalized, professional care is the future of the industry. With FOTO, Athletico physical therapists are able to provide informed treatment plans using the outcome data to create a roadmap of milestones for patients to pursue.”

Born out of a need to efficiently collect outcomes to guide patient treatment, FOTO uses an extensive and growing library of published peer reviewed articles to assess the physical functional ability of patients attending rehabilitation services. The patient self-report outcome measures assess patient, clinician and clinic performance using a robust and sophisticated risk adjusted analytical model.

“We are proud to partner with Athletico Physical Therapy to provide risk adjusted benchmarked reports measuring functional outcomes and patient satisfaction,” said Al Amato, President of FOTO. “Athletico providers will use the FOTO reports to engage patients in their care and help the clinicians at Athletico measure the quality of the care provided. The leadership at Athletico is to be commended on taking this important step which will ensure their quest to provide ’Best in Class rehab‘ succeeds.”


About Athletico                                                                                                               
Athletico Physical Therapy provides the highest quality orthopedic rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes in over 400 locations throughout eleven states with more than 4,500 employees. Athletico is committed to our patients and referring physicians through our patient-centric focus, positive work environment, attention to quality and high standard of care. Athletico measures patient outcomes and satisfaction and is dedicated to continuous improvement. Athletico was named #1 Workplace in Chicago, “Best Physical Therapy Practice in the Nation” by ADVANCE magazine, Top Workplace in the Nation and has been recognized as a leader in employee volunteering and charitable giving.  Our services include physical and occupational/hand therapy, workers’ compensation, women’s health therapy, concussion management and athletic training. For more information, or to schedule a free injury screening, please visit and follow us on Twitter at @athletico.

About FOTO
FOTO is a Knoxville, TN based corporation that has been continuously improving solutions to efficiently measure and reliably report functional outcomes for the rehabilitation industry for over 25 years. FOTO’s web-based solutions are risk adjusted to enable fair and accurate measurement and predictions of the expected improvement in patients’ functional status. Approximately 20 million patient assessments have been compiled in the FOTO database, and researchers have utilized FOTO data to publish over 90 articles on functional outcomes in refereed medical journals. These publications have led the way in enhancing the science of measuring outcomes and the use of outcomes in payment methodologies. FOTO is the standard in measuring functional outcomes in rehabilitation.  For more information, please visit

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