More and more, people are turning to home physiotherapy to help them achieve their personal health and movement goals. In fact, home physiotherapy has been shown to be especially beneficial in achieving these goals, even more so than in a traditional physiotherapy clinic. Whether the effectiveness of home physiotherapy is due to the obvious increase in convince or a reduction in physical and psychological barriers associated with receiving treatment in your own environment, patients are using home physiotherapy to achieve their goals.
Here are the top 5 goals that can be achieved with in-home physiotherapy:
Physiotherapy uses therapeutic exercises, education, manual therapy, and other techniques to reduce pain and improve function. Physiotherapist first evaluate their patients pain to find the cause, and then work with the patient to eliminate the cause all together. In the case of chronic or debilitating pain, physiotherapists work to decrease the pain, or at very least manage the pain through education, activity planning, and exercise.
Faster healing time:
Patients often engage in home physiotherapy to speed up healing. Physiotherapists are well educated in the physiology of healing and know what needs to be done in order to speed up the natural healing process of an injury and reduce recovery time after surgery. When a physiotherapist creates a patient recovery plan, they ensure that the patient not only heals quickly, but properly, to avoid injury in the future.
Home physiotherapy is an effective alternative to surgery for many musculoskeletal conditions. Physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to diagnose and treat conditions such as muscle strains, tendonitis, bursitis, meniscus injuries, rotator cuff injuries, and more. Many times, with proper diagnosis and rehabilitation through physiotherapy, surgery can be postponed and often avoided all together.
Improved flexibility allows muscles and joints to move with less strain, leading to a decrease in pain and an improvement in mobility. With a proper home exercise program, patients experience a reduction in stiffness and an increase in their bodies range of motion. This increase in flexibility can lead increased functional capacity of the joints helping patients stay mobile, active, and independent.
Home Physiotherapy is a great way to stay healthy and maintain performance in sports and daily activities. Many patients look to physiotherapy for “pre-hab” instead of rehab, meaning they are looking to stay active and avoid injury in the future. After all, it is much easier to prevent an injury from happening in the first place, than to rehabilitate it once it has happened. Likewise, it is must more efficient for a patient to maintain mobility over time, than to try to get back mobility after it is already lost.
What are your goals? Our team of physiotherapists are passionate about working with you to achieve your goals. We offer a range of treatments, tailored to your specific needs, including hands-on therapy, exercise programs, advice on lifestyle changes, and more, all in the comfort of your own home. Experience physiotherapy in your own home today.