The Benefits of In Home Physical Therapy
Whether you are recovering from an illness, an injury, or surgery, therapy is an important part of the journey back to health and wholeness. In home physical therapy, specifically, provides patients with an opportunity to regain mobility and muscle strength from the comfort of a familiar and safe environment. Keep reading to learn about the benefits of in-home physical therapy.
Who Benefits from Physical Therapy?
There are several categories of people who will benefit from personal therapy. Those with age-related physical issues – including standing, walking, or moving – will find that strengthening and stretching exercises improve overall mobility and quality of life. Patients who are recovering from a traumatic event such as a stroke, hip surgery, major fall, etc. will also profit from activities that augment physical coordination and strength. Moreover, because physical therapy is tailored to meet the individual needs of each patient, patients who follow their specific therapy protocols are almost guaranteed to see progress in their physical well-being.
How Does Physical Therapy Help?
Physical therapy takes discipline and focus, but the benefits are far worth the hard work. Therapeutic exercises and techniques help restore muscle and joint function, and they also work to put a stop to current and future pain.
Depending on the type and severity of the immobility, in-home physical therapists will take patients through a series of instructions and activities. These may include:
- Balance and coordination activities
- Home exercises to increase endurance and muscle strength
- Pain management techniques and therapeutic exercises
- Tips for moving safely around the home
- Fall prevention information
- Training on moving up and down stairs
- Training on how to use therapeutic and adaptive equipment
Why is In Home Physical Therapy Preferable?
While it is possible to receive physical therapy in a clinic, many patients prefer the convenience and comfort of in-home physical therapy. For most of our patients, however, leaving the home for physical therapy is not an option. Major surgeries and physical disabilities that render individuals temporarily immobile require in home attention and treatment. That is why we come to you. Patients should never have to worry that their recovery process will be stagnant because they don’t have access to the care they need. In home therapy isn’t only possible through Desierto Home Health Care, it is our standard of care.
We Can Help
If you are in need of assistance on your journey to recovery, we can help. Don’t hesitate to contact Desierto Home Health Care today for more information.