A Complete Guide to At-Home Physiotherapy

A Complete Guide to At-Home Physiotherapy

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Physiotherapy is a renowned method of healing that focuses on enhancing the normal mobility and functioning of a person. It must be provided to patients after a surgical procedure or injury for an effective recovery. Physiotherapy is performed by professional physiotherapists in private clinics, nursing homes and hospitals. However, going to a clinic every day for physiotherapy can be hectic and tiresome. The process of transportation consumes a great deal of valuable time. This is why maximum results cannot be achieved. Moreover, the transportation of a person that requires physiotherapy can be a challenging job. This is why many people prefer physiotherapy sessions at home.

An at-home physiotherapist helps the patient in proper functioning and mobility of their body parts. They work within the vicinity of your own homes under your supervision. In this way, you can fully support your loved ones undergoing physiotherapy in a stress-free and reliable environment. After all, no place is safer for your loved ones than your own house. For this purpose, many companies started providing physiotherapy services at home. Like many others, “Holistic HealthCare Services”, one of the best health care service providers since 2006, provides at-home physiotherapists in major cities of Pakistan. They offer the most advanced equipment for physiotherapy along with the most professional and reliable home-based therapists at your service.

When do you need to see an At-home physiotherapist?

Physiotherapy is an elaborative field of healthcare with many aspects to cover. The human body is composed of 206 bones with up to 360 joints. Any sort of injury could badly damage any joint easily which in turn, could avert proper movement or functioning of a person. In the following cases, at-home physiotherapy can be required.

Neurological Physiotherapy: In this type of physiotherapy, the physiotherapist focuses on the treatment of a person having any sort of disability caused by the body’s nervous and neuromuscular system. These conditions include Functional Neurological Disorders, Stroke, Parkinson’s disease, Spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, Multiple sclerosis, CVA or TIA etc.

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy: People who undergo some sort of injury or condition related to muscles, joints and soft tissues require musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Injuries such as Ligament sprains, muscle strains, Arthritis, Cartilage tears, Fractures or Back pain require musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

Geriatric Physiotherapy:  Most commonly ageing adults undergo geriatric physiotherapy. It is required to deal with physical conditions caused in adults as a side effect of ageing. This includes conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, ankle sprain, back pain, joint pain etc.

Pediatric Physiotherapy: Children with brain injuries, neuromuscular disorders and a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions require this type of physiotherapy. Children who have diseases such as, Cerebral Palsy, Polio and Motor Neuron Disease also undergo pediatric physiotherapy.

What does an At-home Physiotherapist Do?

Physiotherapists help patients in regaining control over the proper functionality of their body parts. For this purpose, physiotherapists perform various exercise routines and a series of reconstructive isometrics. Firstly, a physiotherapist evaluates and assess the condition of the patient requiring physiotherapy. Then, they create a therapy plan that could range from several weeks to months. Lastly, they perform various muscle strengthening techniques and procedures. An At-home physiotherapist also provides the following services:

  • Passive Limb Exercises
  • Positioning / Splinting
  • Bed Exercises
  • Breathing and Circulation Exercises
  • Mobilization
  • Ultrasound
  • Laser and radiofrequency
  • Manual and exercise therapies
  • Massage and lymphatic drainage
  • Strengthening programs
  • Electric stimulation

However, various treatments are required for different conditions. At-home physiotherapists provide up-to-date equipment to carry out the process of physiotherapy. Most physiotherapists work with, stability balls, balance trainers, exercise tubes and bands, foam rollers, stationary exercise bikes etc.

Advantages of choosing an at-home Physiotherapist:

Physiotherapy can be costly and adding the expenses of travel makes the expenditure even gruesome. However, at-home physiotherapy eliminates many additional charges as compared to traditional in-office physiotherapy. At-home physiotherapy can prove to be convenient time saving as we can easily adjust the sessions according to our own schedule. It is also safer as compared to in-office physiotherapy as the risk of getting infections in your own house are minimal. Furthermore, a treatment provided in your own house is far more effective and efficient. Emotional support to the patient of their loved ones, motivates them to recover faster.

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