Physiotherapy At Home And What Are The Benefits

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Physiotherapy At Home And What Are The Benefits

15 Jun 2022

A trained physical therapist helps and assists you in your path to recovery. They

  • Assess your physical condition.

  • Formulate a care plan.

  • Help you recover faster.

  • Assess and recommend continued exercises.

 

Physiotherapy at home is a convenient and affordable way to tackle medical conditions and can help in:

 

  1. Pain Management - Exercises and therapy techniques that help reduce and relieve pain such as joint and soft tissue setting, ultrasound, taping, traction, or electrical stimulation can help relieve pain and restore muscle and joint function.

  2. Avoid Surgical Intervention - PT helps you heal from any injury and in most cases surgery may not even be needed. It also helps in recovering faster if your muscles and joints are in better condition.

  3. Improve Mobility - PT’s can help with problems like trouble in standing, difficulty in walking or moving. Stretching and strengthening exercises can help your ability to move. In some cases, they can advise on proper assistive devices for support.

  4. Improve Balance - PT’s understand that coordinate and balance work hand-in-hand and they can advise on assistive devices to help with safer walking. They can also perform specific maneuvers which quickly restore vestibular functioning, and reduce/eliminate the symptoms of dizziness or vertigo.

  5. Recover from Sports Injuries - PT’s can help prescribe joint specific exercises and recovery plans for sportsmen to recover faster and get back to their sports.

  6. Recover from Stroke or Paralysis - Stroke leaves a patient in some percentage of physical disability as they lose some degree of their function and movement. PT helps in strengthening the weakened muscles and tendons and improves gait and balance. Overall, helping in improving their ability to transfer and move around in bed, in turn, becoming independent around the home and reducing their burden of care for toileting, bathing, and activities of daily living.

  7. Fall prevention - The first part of starting physical therapy is to be screened for fall risk. Those who are at high-risk for falls are provided exercises to challenge their balance and judgment as a way to mimic real-life situations.

  8. General improvement in health - PT’s work with patients and people in general to help improve their general health, mobility, and flexibility.

So, get in touch with a therapist now.

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