Home Health Physical Therapy

Home physical therapy services for illness or injury

Physical Therapy in the Comfort of Your Home

If you or a loved one has suffered from an illness or injury that’s left you with trouble walking or moving, we understand how challenging that may be. Our expert team is here to help.

Goals of At-Home Physical Therapy

The goal of home-based physical therapy is to help you or your loved one regain the ability to move around without pain or discomfort. Home health physical therapy also can help you move around more safely in your home.

Your Home Health Physical Therapy Care Plan

Our licensed and experienced physical therapists (PTs) work with you to create an individualized plan to meet your specific goals. Depending on your needs and situation, your individualized plan may include:

  • Balance and gait training
  • Strength, mobility and flexibility exercises
  • Fall prevention
  • Adaptive equipment support, including walkers and wheelchairs
  • Therapeutic ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves to warm muscles and joints, increasing blood flow and decreasing swelling)
  • Therapeutic use of heat and ice (improves circulation, reduces swelling and/or relaxes muscles)

Vestibular Physical Therapy

If you have vertigo (a condition that causes dizziness and problems with balance) or a condition that causes symptoms like vertigo, you may benefit from vestibular therapy with a PT. We have a therapist on-staff who specializes in helping alleviate symptoms related to vertigo.

Adaptive Rehabilitation

Depending on your needs, our therapists offer a range of adaptive rehab services, including:

  • Devices to assist with cooking, dressing or bathing
  • Proper fitting for cane or braces
  • Training in using a walker, cane or wheelchair

Pain Management

If you have a condition that causes chronic (long-term) pain or muscle weakening, working with a PT may help. Physical therapy can help you reduce your pain and learn strategies to reduce the chance of pain recurring in the future.

Physical Therapy Home Visits

What To Expect During Your First Visit

During the first physical therapy home visit, your PT will take a complete medical history. This includes asking questions about the recent events that prompted you to seek PT care. They’ll also observe your ability to perform certain common tasks.

Your PT will take all of this information and create a personalized care plan specific to your needs. They’ll review this care plan together with you and/or your caregivers to ensure that everyone agrees with the planned treatment. Care plans typically include:

  • Areas that need addressed.
  • Exercises to address your needs.
  • Independent exercises you can practice between sessions.
  • Safety awareness and training.
Subsequent In-Home Physical Therapy Visits

After the initial visit, your PT will visit you in your home as needed. Between visits, you should complete the independent exercises that your PT assigns, since these can help you increase your strength and achieve your goals more quickly.

The duration of your overall treatment depends on your ability to meet your goals and maximize your potential.

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Candidates for Physical Therapy at Home

You may be a candidate for home-based physical therapy if you have any of these medical conditions or situations:
  • Stroke
  • Neurological injury
  • Muscular injury
  • Fracture
  • Orthopedic surgery such as joint replacement
  • Chronic pain or muscle weakening
  • Other debilitating condition that impacts your ability to perform daily tasks

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