What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a specialized form of healthcare that uses movement to relieve pain. It can also restore or improve your fitness level and physical functions. The goal of physical therapy is to help a patient regain function after suffering from severe surgery, pain, or disease. These conditions can interfere with your daily life which can also negatively impact your overall health and well-being. Physical therapists examine the patient’s symptoms and daily activity in order to create an effective treatment plan. They work closely with patients and help track progress from the initial visit to recovery. Physical therapists work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-based programs to promote a healthier lifestyle with increased mobility. Physical therapy can be utilized by people of all ages and levels of physical fitness. In the home healthcare field, home physical therapy services are provided in the home of patients that have suffered from an injury or are experiencing symptoms that do not allow them to leave. While usually utilized for elderly patients, all ages can benefit from home physical therapy healthcare services as well.

Types of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an extensive branch of the health care industry and includes a variety of types. Common types of home physical therapy are:

Home Physical Therapy

IPR In-Home Physical Therapy Services

  • Anodyne therapy – used for Neuropathy and Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Electrotherapy – relieves pain and increases mobility
  • Exercise programs – for strength, endurance, coordination, and balance
  • Home safety evaluations – making sure your house is safe (i.e. has nightlights, etc.)
  • Instruction in body mechanics and safety – to keep your back strong

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  • Instruction in Home Exercise Program – for strengthening
  • KT Tape Wraps – to help strengthen any weak areas of the body
  • Massage Therapy – helps reduce pain and decrease muscle spasms
  • Pre-and post-operative safety and education – for total joint replacements
  • Prosthetic training – learning to ambulate and transfer with new prosthetic
  • Specialized device and equipment training – education on how to use walker, cane, etc.
  • Stroke recovery care – understanding your body’s strength and weaknesses
  • Total joint replacement care – understanding your physician’s protocol
  • Ultrasound – helps to relieve pain, decrease swelling, and improve mobility
  • Walking and transfer training – to help eliminate the risk of falling
  • Wellness Education – understanding your body’s disease process

Why Choose IPR Healthcare for Your Home Physical Therapy?

IPR Healthcare’s physical therapists provide education, teaching, and treatment of clients experiencing acute onsets or flair-ups of various neurological, bone, or muscular disorders that have been deemed treatable by the client’s physician. Our physical therapists perform complete client evaluations and consult with the client’s physician in order to develop a personalized and manageable Home Exercise Program. IPR Healthcare also utilizes the client’s family or caregiver by providing training to reinforce and improve the benefits of treatment. This ensures healthier, faster recoveries and a more extensive support system to improve the client’s quality of life.

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