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Is Home Physical Therapy Right for Me?

October 8th, 2018
home physical therapy

There is nothing like the comfort of your own home, and some patients feel that way about rehab at home physical therapy. The facilities and equipment at Rehab Access are second to none, but for homebound patients that may not be an option. For patients who are considering whether home physical therapy is right for them, there are a few questions to ask.

Is the health of the patient at risk?

The most important question to ask is if there is a health risk to the patient. Often patients who are recovering from surgery have weakened or compromised immune systems that may put them at elevated risk for infection and illness. If the risk of infection is high, but the patient is strong enough to perform rehab exercises, then home physical therapy can be an effective course of treatment.

Can the treatment I need be performed at home?

While Rehab Access has a wide array of physical therapy treatment options, our physical therapists can help patients in the home for several conditions:

  • Joint replacement of the hip or knee
  • Muscle weakness
  • Walking difficulty
  • Stroke

Also, our expert staff can provide guidance and recommendations for improving the handicapped accessibility of homebound patients.

Can I stay motivated?

The success of any home physical therapy or any rehabilitative treatment option is based on the dedication of the patient. Some people can work from the comfort of their own home, while some people need to go to the office. Ask yourself first if you can give your full effort and stick to the therapy plan. If the answer could be no, then you may want to consider therapy at the Rehab Access facility.

Rehab Access is committed to working with our community wherever and however we can. Home physical therapy is a viable option for many people to help improve their quality of life. For more information on what treatment options may be right for you, contact one of our staff today to set up a consultation appointment.