Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist helps restore a patient’s physical abilities following an accident or illness. After evaluation, the physical therapist will develop a treatment program unique to each individual to help decrease deficits and restore function.A helpful trainer shows a senior woman how to exercise

You may require physical therapy as part of a post-operative rehab plan, or your doctor may suggest physical therapy as an alternative to surgery. There is a large list of conditions that physical therapists treat, but some of the more common ones include sciatica, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis or bone fractures.

A physical therapist evaluates components of movement including:

  • Strength
  • Range of motion
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Posture
  • Body mechanics
  • Coordination

Physical therapists are able to provide the following services in the home care setting:

  • Evaluation
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Transfer training
  • Home program
  • Gait training
  • Pulmonary physical therapy
  • Prosthetic training
  • Fabrication of temporary devices
  • Muscle re-education

While you are receiving physical therapy from a home health agency, you cannot also receive out-patient physical therapy services. Our physical therapists will work with you and your physician to determine the best time for you to complete your home care therapy and begin out-patient services.

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