Total Rehab at Home's highly-trained and dedicated physical therapists use exercises and physical activities to help condition muscles to restore strength and movement. Initially, therapists review the patient's medical history and conduct a thorough examination. Therapists work closely with the patients' referring physician to develop and implement a personalized plan of care.
Total Rehab at Home physical therapists work with patients in setting patient goals. One of the most preventable conditions in the geriatric population is falls. Total Rehab at Home therapists focus on patient and caregiver safety through education and home analysis of potential hazards. Physical therapy can help patients prevent falls by working on gross motor activities, such as transfers, stair training, and how to safely move within the home or assisted living facility. The individually designed treatment program will help patients reduce pain, restore posture and balance and improve the patient's quality of life.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health issues make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. Therapy helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
Total Rehab at Home’s goal is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, therapy may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.
Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy for injuries or long-term health issues such as:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Frequent Falls
- Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Difficulty walking
- Back pain
What does a physical therapist do?
The therapist will examine you to make an evaluation and determine a treatment plan. Depending on your health concern, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance.
First, your therapist will try to reduce any pain and swelling. The therapist then works to increase your flexibility, strength, and endurance.
Physical therapy usually includes exercise, such as stretching, core exercises, and walking.
Your physical therapist will teach you the exercises so you can do it between sessions.
Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques to increase joint mobility and flexibility.
Treatment may cause mild soreness or swelling. This is normal, but talk to your physical therapist if it bothers you.