Physical Therapy

Home Health Care Located in Boca Raton, FL, serving Palm Beach County

Physical Therapy

If challenges with strength, balance, or mobility are making day-to-day functioning impossible, physical therapy gets to the root of the problem and works to improve your quality of life. For help with skilled, compassionate physical therapy, you can rely on the team at Hands of Hope in Boca Raton, Florida. With their extensive experience and genuine empathy for every client, you can get top-quality care in the comfort of your home. Learn more by calling the office or reaching out online today.

Who can benefit from physical therapy?

Physical therapy can aid a variety of conditions, and the ability to receive therapy at home makes it available to even more individuals. It can offer benefits to patients with conditions that include:

  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord or brain injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Alzheimer's
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Balance disorders

While not an exhaustive list, this shows the diversity of conditions that respond well to physical therapy. It’s also a vital tool for post-surgical recovery and wound care.

What does physical therapy look like at home?

For physical therapy as a part of home health care, your physical therapist comes to you and evaluates your condition. They discuss your medical history, current symptoms and abilities, and what you would like to improve.

They may check your range of motion, flexibility, posture, strength, and balance, as well as how well you can walk, grasp objects, bend over, or climb steps. This is not a test you can “fail” — it’s important that they know where you are starting so they can build an accurate road map to where you want to be.

After your first visit, your discussions will be about how you are and what changes you have experienced since they last saw you. Your physical therapist teaches you exercises and activities to improve and shows you how to move safely.

They also update your home health team on your progress. This ensures you get the best possible care from all your providers; for example, as you address underlying issues with physical therapy, your occupational therapy plan may adapt as well.

What are the goals of physical therapy?

Your physician and home health team personalize your care plan to your needs and goals. Some common goals might be to:

  • Regain muscle control
  • Reduce pain and swelling
  • Increase mobility
  • Prevent further deterioration
  • Improve flexibility and balance
  • Increase stamina and overall fitness
  • Prevent falls, especially by improving core strength
  • Increase skill with assistive technology like canes or walkers
  • Improve circulation
  • Become more independent

Your physical therapist can help you explore what motivates you to succeed and adapt to your environment so you can function better daily.

Physical therapy may be challenging, but staying open-minded can keep you going, even when the road gets rocky. Delaying care worsens pain, while physical therapy strives to reduce it. For more information, call the office or connect online today.