Physical Therapy an essential part of an interdisciplinary home healthcare team that helps patients resume their daily activities and improve their overall health and well-being.If you suffer an injury or illness that limits your ability to move around normally, you may benefit from PT. And if you cannot leave the house, home-care physical therapy may be the best option.
Therapists work with patients on mobility and lifestyle changes, monitor symptoms and request interventions to help avoid unnecessary trips to the emergency room. As an example, studies show that if a COPD patient cannot walk at least 200 feet during a six-minute walking test, they have a higher chance of returning to the hospital.
Our Therapists deliver care at home focusing on teaching patients and their caregivers self-management strategies designed to help patients achieve their goals. This approach builds up patient and caregiver confidence and empowers them to manage safety and productivity at home. Physical therapy helps decrease the duration and severity of the disabilities that arise from chronic disease and helps patients return to their desired activities, such as going to church or working in the garden.
For those suffering from chronic conditions physical therapy sessions at home also help patients understand how increased physical activity and better lifestyle choices lead to improvement in their quality of life. Physical activity enhances weight loss, lowers blood pressure and improves mental health. An exercise program may also decrease future cardiac events and mortality.
Most patients who receive home-care physical therapy are referred to the service by their physician. Your doctor can make the referral to Home Care For U, Inc., and he or she can attest that home services are medically necessary. This medical necessity report will likely also state that home-care physical therapy is needed because you are unable to leave the house due to your condition or circumstances.