At-home physical therapy (also known as telerehabilitation or
telehealth physical therapy) can be a convenient and effective option for
individuals who need rehabilitation services but cannot easily access a clinic
or hospital. The following are some common situations where at-home physical therapy may be used:
1) Mobility Limitations: If a patient has difficult traveling to a physical therapy clinic, at-home physical therapy can be a good alternative.
2) Chronic Conditions: Patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis, stroke or neurological disorders may benefit from ongoing physical therapy a at home.
3) Post- Surgical Rehabilitation: After a surgery, some patients may need physical therapy to regain strength and mobility. At-home physical therapy can be a convenient option for these patients.
4) Convenience: At-home physical therapy allows patients to receive treatment in the comfort of their own homes, without the need to travel to a physical clinic.
5) Cost- Savings: At-home physical therapy may be less expensive than traditional in-person physical therapy.
It’s important to note that not all patients who are good candidates for at-home physical therapy, and a thorough evaluation by a physical therapist is necessary to determine the best course of treatment. Additionally, some conditions may require hands-on treatment that can only be provided in a clinic or hospital setting.