Physical Therapy Services
Physical therapy has the potential to help restore independence to a homebound patient. Therapy emphasizes addressing mobility tasks and deficits in the skills that a patient has difficulty with or cannot perform without assistance. Through the incorporation of therapeutic exercise and functional training, patients will experience improvements with pain, range of motion, strength, endurance, balance, and mobility.
The Decision: Referring to Scott & White Home Care
Any person with a change in physical function or health status resulting from injury, illness, or other cause may be appropriate for home care physical therapy intervention. The physical therapists of Scott & White Home Care work with patients recovering from:
- Neurological impairments
- Respiratory illness
- And more
Our physical therapists have a broad knowledge of pathophysiology and understand how disease processes can further limit the functional mobility of a person. The goal is to improve how an individual functions in their daily lives.
Most Common Physical Therapy Referrals
- Orthopedic: Fractures or Joint Replacements
- Neurologic: Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury
- Deconditioning: Following surgeries and hospital stays or due to chronic health problems
- Neuromuscular: Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis
The Convenience of Coordinated Care
Scott & White Home Care physical therapists work closely with other rehabilitation professionals. These include speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, home health aides and nurses.
A Word on Durable Medical Equipment
Our therapists will teach the patient and family how to use any equipment a patient may need.
For patients receiving services from Scott & White Home Care, physical therapy includes training the family members on safer ways to manage the patient’s physical limitations. This may include instruction in the home exercise program, such as education on techniques. Safety education may include information regarding positioning, transfers, and ambulation. Other family and caregiver benefits include:
- Review of the individualized care plan
- Home safety assessment
- Durable Medical Equipment assessment and education