- Shree Ann Mathavan
Is Home Physiotherapy A Viable Option For You?
Updated: Nov 30, 2022
Whether you’re a stroke patient, a senior citizen, seeking sports rehabilitation or recovering from shoulder or knee pain, home-based physiotherapy can be hassle-free and efficient in progressing the recuperation journey.
Here are 5 reasons why.
1. DEDICATED EXPERTISE AT YOUR DOORSTEP
Home-based physiotherapy enhances the ability to work collaboratively with the therapist in setting achievable goals towards improving strength, mobility, function and balance, all in the comfort of home.
The convenience of home physiotherapy services is particularly critical for patients who have difficulty walking or experience severe pain in their daily lives. This is also a viable treatment option for vulnerable patients who may have an increased risk of infection in public areas.
2. MINIMIZES STRESS, MAXIMISES TIME & CONVENIENCE
Long wait times in clinics and the weariness of commuting to access quality healthcare can be highly stressful and inefficient, especially while juggling hectic schedules.
In comparison, physiotherapy home visits saves time and furthers stronger treatment progress as patients are in a familiar environment with minimal stress or distractions.
Family members and caregivers are able to focus their energies fully on supporting the patient’s recuperation instead of being preoccupied by transport logistics and administrative tasks.
3. DEEPLY PERSONALISED
Opting for home treatment allows your therapist to make better-informed recommendations and modifications that cater to real-world home environments, while catering to the patient’s unique physical limitations and safety considerations.
4. QUALITY CARE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME
There’s no compromising on quality in treatment, some physiotherapy equipment are portable and can be brought to your home by your physiotherapist. There are also many household items, which can be adapted and utilized for home recuperation.
The home environment can facilitate better monitoring of the individual's progress and condition, helping elevate the quality of advice and reporting back from the physiotherapist to the physician.
5. SIZEABLE COST SAVINGS
While costs of treatment may vary between clinical or home-based treatment, transportation costs and the caregivers’ cost of taking time off work to accompany loved ones are significant considerations, which can result in substantial cost savings over the long term.
For certain patients, the rehabilitation duration and recovery can be substantially reduced with swifter access to home physiotherapy, just days after discharge from hospital.
If you’d like to progress your recovery journey at home, let us know. At Thrive Healthcare, we specialize in customized home physiotherapy that optimizes recovery.
Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can support your rehabilitation needs!
By: Shree Ann Mathavan, Guest Writer
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