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.
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:
- Range of motion
- Body mechanics
Physical therapists are able to provide the following services in the home care setting:
- 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.