What We Do...Physical Therapy In the Home Setting
By: Amanda Priest, Physical Therapist
Physical Therapy is a service available to people to develop, maintain, and restore lost movement in order to maximize independence throughout life. Home Physical Therapy is primarily for those individuals that are homebound, unable to leave the home for therapy in an outside clinic. Oftentimes in-home therapy is covered under your insurance. As a therapist entering a client’s home, our therapists look at all factors that may limit independence and safety, whether due to physical, environmental or social limitations.
A Home Safety Assessment provides information on environmental factors that may impede safety and independence, putting clients at greater risk for falls such as narrow doorways, area rugs, stairs, and inaccessible rooms.
A Therapeutic Evaluation helps to identify any physical limitations to one’s ability to function with regard to strength, balance, and mobility. A key component during the evaluation includes discussing difficulties with managing everyday tasks which occurs with the patient as well as family/caregivers and other healthcare professionals involved in the patient’s care.
Once problem areas are addressed, it is the role of the Physical Therapist to develop possible solutions/treatments that will increase the client’s level of function, maximizing the safety of all involved, and preventing or limiting permanent disability. A treatment plan is always tailored towards a patient’s individual goals.
Home Physical Therapy allows for one on one treatment time which can directly influence the effectiveness of intervention. It allows for clients to participate in a program in the comfort and convenience of their own home, promoting compliance with the established program.
Physical Therapy in a patient’s home can be rewarding for both patient and therapist. A patient’s successful ability to remain in his or her own home, independently or with assistance is reward in itself.
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