In-Home Physical Therapy for Seniors
In-home physical therapy allows a patient to recover from an injury or condition right in the comfort of their home. A highly trained physical therapist will provide a thorough assessment of your condition and work with you to build a goals-focused treatment plan. In-home physical therapy for seniors works to alleviate pain, improve your range of motion, provide more balance and stability, prevents falls and re-injuries, and allows you to live independently for as long as possible.
Conditions treated by in-home physical therapy
Home health physical therapy can treat a wide range of conditions and injuries. After an injury or surgery procedure, it’s common that the affected body part is immobile for a long period of time during the healing process. A key part of physical therapy is ensuring that we safely begin using the injured areas of the body so that we can regain full range of motion. As time passes and without professional help from a physical therapist, there’s potential to never regain full range of motion in affected limbs and body parts.
If you or a loved one is in need of at-home physical therapy, our highly-trained physical therapists are here to help. Here are a few reasons home care physical therapy may be needed:
- Reduced mobility
- Surgical procedures such as joint replacements
- Avoiding surgery
- Need for improved balance
- Chronic aches
- Chronic pains
- Other musculoskeletal pain
- Recovery from stroke or paralysis
- Broken bones
- Multiple sclerosis
- Injuries to ligaments or muscle
Our physical therapists will customize a tailored home health PT treatment plan to help you reach your goals in the comfort of your own home. Physical therapy can help reduce symptoms such as aches or pains and help you move more freely around your home. If you have a condition such as Parkinson’s Disease where your mobility is limited, in-home physical therapy could be a great solution for rehabilitation.
Physical therapy for homebound patients
One way of receiving physical therapy services in your home, if by having a referral for home health care from your physician. With this type of referral, your physical has deemed you “homebound;” however, if you are not homebound, there is another way you can receive in-home physical therapy care.
Mobile therapy for non-homebound patients
If you are in need of in-home physical therapy but are not considered “homebound” by your physician, you may be able to utilize our “mobile therapy” services. Mobile therapy is for people who are not home-bound but would prefer to receive in-home care.
You do NOT need a referral for in-home care in order to receive in-home therapy through our “mobile therapy” services. Mobile therapy services can be used when you need in-home care for specific services but you are not considered home-bound and therefore do not have a referral for home health care. However, most insurances will require that you have a referral for physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy in order to receive care for those services and for the care to be covered. Learn more about Mobile Therapy.