Home Physical Therapy with Rehab Access

Home Physical Therapy treatment Belle Chasse & Gretna, LA

While having access to the full array of services that are available at our facility is ideal, the physical therapists of Rehab Access understand that sometimes traveling to our office is not a possibility for some homebound patients. Physical therapy is an essential component of any post-operative treatment plan. Patients who adhere to a physical therapy program have been shown to recover quicker and have a greater improvement in their quality of life. Home physical therapy is a viable alternative that can help you recover from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Rehab Access is here to help explain why home physical therapy would be prescribed and what conditions can be treated from the comfort of your own home.

Why home physical therapy would be prescribed

There are several reasons why home physical therapy would be preferable to coming to a rehab facility, including:

  • A risk to the well-being of the patient — Even after major surgeries, it is important to get the patient up and moving as quickly as possible. This is vital to limiting muscle atrophy, reducing swelling, increasing blood flow to the area and preventing blood clots. However, with any wound, there is a risk of infection. If a patient has a weakened or compromised immune system, it can be better to have a patient stay at home to reduce the risk of infection.
  • Inability to get to the facility — For a patient who may be dependent on others, simply traveling far from home may be a challenge. Some people may have a disability that prevents them from driving. Maybe you haven’t been medically cleared to drive, or you just don’t have a car. Loved ones will often do all they can, but constant care may not be a possibility. If the burden of getting to therapy is too great, then a patient may become discouraged and give up on treatment. Physical therapists want to avoid that whenever possible and will go the extra mile to a patient’s home to provide therapy.
  • The patient does better in a home setting — Some patients may feel fear and anxiety in a medical setting. Physical therapy treatment plans are individualized to you so that you have the best possible outcome to regain your quality of life. So, if you put forth your best effort while at home, then home therapy is a good option. But just as some people are not able to effectively work from home, rehab from the comforts of your home may not produce the best results.

Conditions that can be treated with home therapy

There are many conditions in which home therapy treatment is common. Physical therapists are able to rehabilitate patients for the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • General weakness
  • Hip or knee replacement
  • Fall prevention
  • Post-hospitalization
  • Difficulty walking

In addition to treating these conditions from your home, our physical therapists can evaluate and make recommendations to improve the handicapped accessibility of your home. This can be especially important for identifying falling risks and helping stroke victims regain their daily routine.

How to schedule your home therapy treatment

The physical therapists of Rehab Access understand that the needs of our patients are as different as our patients themselves. No matter the situation, we strive to go the extra mile and provide home therapy treatment programs when it is beneficial to the recovery of our patients. We won’t let an inability to travel prevent you from receiving the treatment you need.

If you are recovering from surgery or are curious about whether or not home therapy is right for you, Contact Us at Belle Chasse & Gretna, LA Centers today. One of our patient coordinators can schedule your initial appointment to go over your treatment options.