Sometimes a medical condition can improve through use of therapies. A physician will   need to write a prescription as to which therapy and the extent of the therapy to provide.   The main three therapies are Physical, Occupational and Speech. Therapies are approved   by most skilled care programs as covered services and used in conjunction with nursing   care and other treatments. Always check with the physician on which therapies are   prescribed and monitor how the person receiving the therapies progresses during   treatment. If progress does not continue or the time frame of covered services ends, then   the therapy can only continue under a private pay agreement.