Why seniors should consider in-home physical therapy

Physical therapy can now be performed during a house call — a practice that many seniors are taking advantage of. There are several benefits to in-home physical therapy for seniors, including more applicable therapy of how to maneuver around your home. 

At Back in Motion, we believe in making physical therapy as applicable to our patients as possible. For the senior population, there are several reasons why we offer at-home treatments in addition to in-office appointments. Take a moment to read through the benefits of in-home physical therapy, and contact us if you have any questions.

Physical therapy for your specific needs

Physical therapy is meant to restore your normal daily function after an injury, disease or surgery leaves you less mobile than you used to be. At the office, we can help improve your range of motion and everyday movements, but we can’t see exactly what type of environment you are moving in every day. 

If you opt for in-home physical therapy, we can not only work with you to help improve your quality of life, but we can also take a look at your home and make suggestions that may help you move around a bit easier. We can see your exact pathway from room to room and help you navigate the specific tasks you would like to do regularly. As a senior, sometimes navigating around your home can be difficult if you use a walker or are recovering from surgery, or if you just have sore joints. At-home physical therapy becomes much more customized to your specific needs than an in-office appointment.

Reduced travel to the office

In-home physical therapy is also a great option for seniors who do not have steady transportation. You can still benefit from seeing a physical therapist without the stress of having to secure a ride to and from the appointment. We work on your time and your convenience.

If you are interested in learning more about our in-home physical therapy appointments, please contact our team at Back in Motion today. It’s time to choose physical therapy on your terms.