Simply put, Physical Therapy helps the patient maximize physical function. Our therapist will come alongside and help the patient develop a plan consisting of anything from exercise to messages, to electric stimulation. Physical Therapists also train patients that need help operating wheelchairs, crutches, walkers etc.
One common aspect of physical therapy in an in-home setting is Gait Training. Special training designed to help the patient walk again. After a prolonged period of being bed-bound like hospitalization, many people must learn to walk again. Gait Training is hard work and requires perseverance, but is extremely important for the patient’s entire future.
Manual Therapy is a “hands on” therapy where the therapists will use his/her hands to work on the patients body. This can be a massage stimulating and stretching muscles or a push/pull movements to put joints into position. Manual Therapy helps the patient regain flexibility and heal faster.