Physical therapy is critical for patients recovering from sports injuries, surgeries, or to effectively manage an ongoing health condition. Until recently, it was only available in hospitals, clinics, and other similar facilities. Today, a growing number of providers are offering mobile physical therapy services, allowing patients to obtain their therapy from the comfort of their own home.
Get an Early Start on Rehab
After surgeries or similar treatments, it is important to start rehabilitation as soon as possible; because in general, the sooner you get started, the better your chances of making a full recovery. This can be an issue, however, for those who are home-bound and not yet able to come to a facility. Mobile physical therapy services can help patients get started right away by providing the treatments at home.
Save Time and Money
Some patients are busy with work, caring for kids, or other obligations, and do not have time to leave what they are doing. Mobile services bring the therapist to you. It allows you to receive your treatment and get right back to what you are already doing. You can also save money on the cost of driving to and from the facility. It is often hard to put a price on the time we are able to save to be more productive or stay home with loved ones who need our care.
When you receive care at your home or office, the therapist is focused exclusively on you. At a clinic or hospital, there are numerous distractions around, and it is often difficult to provide the same level of personalized attention. In addition, it is also much easier to maintain the privacy of the patient when they are at home, rather than in a facility with several others around.
No Need to Travel
There are many patients who, even after a certain amount of time in rehabilitation, still have difficulty traveling. For example, some Medicare patients are moved from the “home bound” status even though they have a hard time coming in to an outpatient facility. Mobile physical therapy solves this problem by allowing patients receive the treatments they need at home.
Physical therapy should never be a “one-size fits all” approach. Each patient has unique needs, and it is important to have a plan that fully and effectively addresses those needs. With mobile physical therapy, the provider works around your schedule and needs, rather than those of the facility. This gives the patient the customized plan they need to put them on the road to recovery.
Mobile physical therapy offers several potential advantages, and many patients can significantly benefit from it. To find out if you are a good candidate for this type of service, speak with a mobile physical therapy provider in your area.