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All About Physical Therapy Benefits of In-Home Physical Therapy

Home health physical therapy is a great alternative to traditional in-office care. It allows you to get the quality care you need in the comfort of your home. When you set up a home health appointment with AmeriCare Physical Therapy, you’ll get: 

  • Convenience 
  • One-on-one care 
  • Quality care in a familiar environment 

What is Telehealth Physical Therapy?  

The global pandemic has accelerated an already growing trend: telehealth patient care. Telehealth physical therapy refers to a live, one-on-one video appointment with one of AmeriCare’s experienced physical therapists.  

While manual therapy is still an important component of our treatments, it’s not the only effective method we can use to treat our patients.  

The Top Goals of Physical Therapy Treatment  

At AmeriCare Physical Therapy, we have key goals in mind when it comes to physical therapy treatment.  

Among them are: 

  • Rehabilitation and recovery: We aim to help our patients reach a state where they’re free of pain or movement restriction.  
  • Optimal function and movement: With our patients, we hope to restore a level of physical movement that promotes maximum comfort and minimal pain.  
  • Injury prevention: Our physical therapy services help athletes and individuals leading an active lifestyle prevent injury and improve physical longevity.  

Pediatric Occupational Therapy  

Does your child have a disability that interferes with participation in school activities and social situations? AmeriCare Physical Therapy can help. Our occupational therapy services include hand therapy, which can aid your child in completing daily activities and boost self-esteem.  

What Conditions Do Physical Therapists Treat?  

Physical therapy involves the treatment of a wide range of conditions. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, dealing with an injury, or suffering from a debilitating condition, physical therapy services can help. Some of the conditions AmeriCare treats include: 

  • Lymphedema 
  • Sportys injuries 
  • Arthritis 
  • Back and neck pain 
  • Muscular dystrophy 
  • Limited range of motion (ROM) 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Headaches 
  • Vertigo  

How AmeriCare Integrates Wellness and Physical Therapy  

There’s a common misconception that physical therapy is just for treating injuries and conditions as well as helping people recover from surgery.  

What many people don’t know is that many injuries result from deconditioning in the form of muscle weakness or being overweight. For example, just 10 extra pounds can add 40 pounds of pressure on your knees and other lower body joints. This can speed up wear and tear and cause inflammation. As a result, your risk of developing arthritis and other conditions increases. 

AmeriCare’s wellness program can help provide patients with nutritional counseling and a home exercise program to promote overall wellness. 

Physical Therapy: Who Can Benefit and How Can It Help?  

Due to the wide range of treatments physical therapy offers, many people can benefit from these services. Whether a patient is dealing with urinary incontinence or is suffering from severe arthritic pain, they can benefit from AmeriCare’s physical therapy services. 

Below is an overview of examples of situations where physical therapy can help: 

  • Acute injury: Whether you’ve sprained your ankle or had a fall and injured your shoulder, our certified physical therapists can evaluate your injury to determine if it’s severe enough to require a physician. If it does, we’ll work closely with your primary care doctor to help you get the specialized treatment you need. For our recently injured patients, we make sure to restore range of motion, improve strength, and increase stability.  
  • Chronic pain: Have you been dealing with back pain that just won’t go away? When you work with trusted therapists at AmeriCare, they can help find the triggers of your back pain, calm the area down, and slowly build you back up. 
  • Surgery: Whether you’re considering elective surgery or have already undergone a procedure, you might be experiencing some weakness and pain in the affected area. We’ll work to maximize your post-surgical outcomes with a detailed plan that includes progressive exercise, manual therapy, and more.  

Our skilled physical therapists have the tools, knowledge, and expertise to help you improve your range of motion and reduce pain. That way, you can go back to completing your day-to-day activities with minimal pain and with as little difficulty as possible.  

Who Would Benefit from Home Health Physical Therapy?  

Home health physical therapy can benefit anyone suffering from pain or injury. But AmeriCare’s in-home physical therapy services can be especially helpful for seniors looking to return to safe, independent living. They can receive personalized care right at their doorstep. 

AmeriCare Physical Therapy offers a variety of services to ensure patients receive a compassionate continuum of care throughout their recovery. And they can do this right from the comfort of their homes. 

Our home physical therapy services can treat or improve: 

  • Arthritis and joint pain 
  • Joint replacements  
  • Soft tissue injuries 
  • Chronic pain syndromes 
  • Stroke 
  • Head injuries 
  • Parkinson’s  
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)  

Here are 3 reasons why you should consider telehealth physical therapy: 

  • Accessibility: Telehealth physical therapy is a great way to connect with your physical therapist at times that aren’t convenient under normal circumstances. It also provides more accessibility to specialists who otherwise wouldn’t be an option if location was a factor. 
  • Home safety: During a telehealth appointment, your physical therapist can observe you while you’re in your element. For example, they can see firsthand how you maneuver through your home and observe any obstacles that may interfere with your mobility and increase your risk of falling. 
  • Personalized care: During a private telehealth visit, your therapist will work with you one-on-one, in a distraction-free environment. This allows your physical therapist to devote their complete attention to you and your condition. 

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