What is physical therapy?
Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps improve or restore your physical function and your fitness level.
The goal of physical therapy is to make daily tasks and activities easier. For example, it may help with walking, going up stairs, or getting in and out of bed.
Physical therapy can help with recovery after some surgeries. Your doctor may suggest physical therapy to assist in your recovery after surgery or an injury.
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits.
Your physical therapist will examine you and make a treatment plan. Depending on your health problem, your therapist will help you with flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and/or balance. The physical therapist will develop a treatment plan to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles. Your physical therapist may teach you an exercise program so you can do it at home. Your physical therapist also may use manual therapy, education, and techniques such as heat, cold, ultrasound and electrical stimulation.
Physical Therapy Home Healthcare in West Palm Beach, FL
FIRST at Home’s healthcare West Palm Beach’s Physical Therapy is a service provided by Licensed Physical Therapists or Physical Therapist Assistants under the direction of the licensed Physical Therapist. They assess the physical capabilities and limitations of the patient. Home-based therapy allows clients to develop independence with daily activities in a convenient and comfortable setting, allowing families to be closely involved in the rehabilitation process.
The home healthcare physical therapist works closely with the patient in customizing a personalized home exercise program to meet individual patient’s rehabilitative goals. These may include the development and restoration of muscles, etc.
Our home healthcare West Palm Beach physical therapists are well trained and are constantly updated in the latest therapy techniques and mobility aide devices to effectively perform the following services:
- Development of Therapeutic Exercise Program
- Balance/Coordination Training
- Increase in Mobility and Ambulation
- Pain Management
- Prevention of disability following diseases or loss of extremities
- Teaching and training on the safe use of assistive devices
- Wheelchair Training
- Weight-Bearing Activity Training
- Gait/Transfer Training
- Safety Education
Physical therapy helps individuals regain physical motion and strength and may be applicable for someone after:
- A loss of balance
- A fall
- Difficulty walking
- Joint pain
- Back pain
- Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
- A stroke
- Heart Failure
- A heart attack
- Any noticeable decline in function
Palm Beach physical therapy starts here. Let us help you recover after your injury back to your normal operating condition. Our staff is constantly updating physical therapy techniques in order to stay in sync with the latest successful techniques. Contact us today for more information or for a free assessment.
Please give us a call at: (561) 963-8109.