Physical therapy

Whether recovering from surgery or short-term illness, returning home after a knee or hip replacement, living with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease, or living at home with chronic illness or a disability, Northeast Professional Home Care’s expert physical therapy and other rehabilitation therapy services can help.

We work closely with the patient, their caregivers and their personal physician to develop a customized care plan that focuses on patient safety, regaining mobility, communication, and the ability to complete daily living tasks, and maintaining independence. 

Our program emphasizes continuity of care and provides a smooth transition from the hospital or rehabilitation facility to home. Each patient will receive a complete assessment to determine appropriate care and therapy needs.

What is the role of a physical therapist?

Physical therapists treat patients who have injuries, illnesses, or health conditions that limit their ability to move. They are trained to help you improve function and mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities.

When might someone need a physical therapist?

You may receive the services of a physical therapist if you have:

  • Joint replacement
  • Cardio-pulmonary diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis (CF), and post-myocardial infarction (MI)
  • Neurological conditions, like stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, vestibular issues, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease
  • Fall risk, balance issues, difficulty walking, muscle weakness

When ordered by your doctor, physical therapy is often covered by Medicare, Medicaid, the VA, or your private insurance carrier.

Services of our licensed physical therapists include:

  • Diagnosis of movement challenges
  • Treatment plan development
  • Application of hands-on therapeutic techniques that promote healing
  • Guiding and monitoring of patients through proper completion of therapeutic exercises
  • Teaching patients and family members how to safely and effectively complete therapeutic exercises at home
  • Helping patients adapt to medical equipment, like walkers and wheelchairs

We all want to remain as autonomous and independent as possible during the rehabilitation process. Northeast Professional Home Care’s physical therapists understand this and can help you or your loved one maintain or regain mobility and independence and rehabilitate with the comfort, security, and privacy that comes with being in your own home.

Benefits of in-home physical therapy services:

  • Improved mobility and balance
  • Physical recovery from injury or illness
  • Pain management
  • Ability to rest and recover where you are most comfortable – at home
  • Your in-home physical therapist will educate and empower you about your own health status and recovery
  • Learn therapeutic exercises from your physical therapist that you can practice in-between sessions to aid in recovery
  • Enjoy the privacy and autonomy that comes with receiving in-home physical therapy
  • One-on-one attention from a physical therapist that is not rushing between patients
  • Your physical therapist can assess your home environment and reduce potential home hazards from falls or other injuries
  • Northeast Professional Home Care works with you, your family, your case manager, and your physician to ensure your rehabilitation plan is safe, supportive of your medical goals, and tailored to your needs
  • Your physical therapist coordinates your in-home treatment plan along with other care team members that you may need for your recovery, like skilled nurses, occupational and speech therapists, home health aides, and medical social workers 

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