What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a professional career which has many specialities Which range from musculoskeletal, neurology, sports cardiopulmonary, orthopedics , women’s health and etcetera. It is the treatment of disease, deformity or injury, by physical methods such as heat treatment, massage, & exercise instead of by drugs or surgery. It is also known as physiotherapy.
Physical therapy helps individuals of all ages, young, adults and even the elderly. People who suffer from strokes, accidents or even sports-related injuries require a physical therapist as it helps them get back on their feet. Improves their mobility and balance. it helps manage age-related issues, heart and lungs diseases, vascular conditions and let’s not forget Diabetes as exercising helps in controlling blood sugar and muscle related problems diabetic patients are likely to have.
Prevent expensive and invasive surgeries
Physical Therapy can help you avoid expensive surgeries, so before you book a rather costly surgery, you might want to consider physical therapy first. For conditions, including meniscal tears and knee osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and rotator cuff tears treatment by a physical therapist has been found to be as effective as surgery.
Help patients with a sense of fulfilment
Physical therapy also gives you a chance to participate in your recovery as you and your Therapist would work for hand in hand to achieve maximum results. This can be a fun and pretty satisfying activity for a recovering patient and gives them a sense of fulfilment.
Acts as a pain relief
Patients who take substances like opioids who pain relief usually get depressed and activities like stretching, Strengthening exercises and pain relief exercises can increase flexibility and strength. Most people wonder if it would hurt but no, physical therapy shouldn’t hurt at all if done properly.
Physical therapy can also help those experiencing
Where does Healthnow home healthcare come in?
Home-care physical therapy occurs when a therapist visits to your home to provide rehabilitation services. Services of such are reserved for patients who can’t leave the house due to certain factors such as acute and severe conditions (such as stroke), desire for private sessions, lack of mode of transportation and limited mobility.
A lot of therapy can be carried out and provided at home which is beneficial to patients as they don’t get to move about, and also have a sense of peace doing it in an environment they are already familiar with and this can help them recover faster after surgery, an illness or an injury.
Carrying out therapy in the home can be convenient for patients as this allows their family members to be more involved in their rehabilitation process which is good motivation for most children, adults and the elderly. This also limits the number of distractions and Homebound patients tend to be more comfortable having sessions in their comfort zone.
Healthnow home healthcare can help you regain independence in your home and daily activities, and the physical therapists educate you on your body and how to use your body in the most efficient manner possible. Homecare therapy also helps in fall prevention as it is estimated that over 16,000 people per year over the age of 70 die from fall-related complications. Most patients prefer going home from the hospital after an illness or an injury and require a physical therapist who can point out impending danger and avoid such fall-related instances.
Healthnow home healthcare focuses on the behavioural patterns of a patient and what better way to know that than in a person’s home.