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Physical Therapy Services

Physical Therapy Services

American Care Partners provides physical therapy services to improve patients’ independence at home and to treat a wide range of patient needs.

Physical Therapy (PT) services are provided by a licensed therapist or licensed therapy assistant under the direction of the therapist. Your therapist will evaluate and treat problems with moving, balance, and coordination.

Some things a PT will do for you:

  • Examine your medical history,
  • Test your motor function, respiration, and other forms of muscle function,
  • Help to determine when you are ready to integrate back into everyday life without further assistance, and
  • Work with your physician to develop treatment plans describing the strategy, purpose, and the desired results of your intentions.

During the first visit, the therapist performs an evaluation of the patient’s needs. The therapist then creates an individual treatment plan. Treatments provided may include:

  • Therapeutic exercises to improve strength, joint range of motion, balance, endurance and general reconditioning
  • Prescribing individual home exercise programs
  • Practicing bed mobility and transfer training to allow patients to move about their environment as freely as possible
  • Ordering necessary assistive devices or medical equipment
  • Decreasing pain, muscle spasm, and/or edema, and improving flexibility through therapeutic massage
  • Educating patients about their diagnosis and prognosis
  • Teaching families and caregivers necessary skills to support the patient while also encouraging patient independence
  • Evaluating the home for safety concerns and fall prevention
  • Instructing pain management techniques post surgery or injury

Physical Therapy Goals

  • Teach the patient and caregiver proper therapy and exercise techniques
  • Improve strength, joint range of motion, balance, endurance and general mobility

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Stroke/neurological disorders
  • Joint replacement
  • Amputation
  • Head injury

  • Fractures of upper and lower extremities
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Arthritis
  • Post-traumatic injuries

 

Who is Eligible for In-Home Physical Therapy?

It is not required that a patient be recently discharged from a hospital to qualify for in-home physical therapy. However, the service must be ordered by a physician. Other requirements include:

  • Patient must have a medical condition that requires the skill of a licensed professional on an intermittent, part-time basis
  • Be under the continuous care of a physician who will work with a home health care service provider
  • Be homebound as required by Medicare and some insurance policies

 

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