Physical therapy can greatly benefit those living with chronic pain, but it’s not always possible to make the trip to a physical location. If your pain is keeping you at home, Arrow Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation’s certified physical therapists can offer convenient, one-on-one care at your home.
How to prepare for at-home physical therapy
Write down your questions – Your physical therapist is a partner in your health and well being. If you have any specific questions before your appointment, jot them down so you remember what to ask. You’ll be receiving a lot of information, so having a list of the questions you need answered can help you feel comfortable with your treatment.
Make a note of your symptoms, possible causes and timing – Do you notice pain more with certain activities, or at certain times? Do you have sharp or dull lower back pain? Is your shoulder pain intermittent, or constant? If you’ve noticed any patterns, wrote them down, and make a note of any injuries or accidents that may have led to or exacerbated your pain.
Gather your medical information – Surgeries, other conditions or injuries, medications — it’s all useful information for your physical therapist, even if it seems unrelated to your current issue. Make sure you have all that information in one place for easy reference.
What to expect during your home visit
Your physical therapist will likely ask you some questions and perform a physical examination. This may include testing your balance, flexibility and strength, as well as heart rate, blood pressure, respiration and other physical factors.
They may also ask you about your home or work environment, physical activity and medical issues. This is all with the goal of helping you live your best, pain-free life. Together, you’ll develop a plan, goals and milestones.
One of the biggest questions is whether you’ll need any specialized equipment. Since your home is not a physical therapy center, your physical therapist will bring anything you might need. If your treatment requires special equipment, your therapist will help you obtain that equipment.
Professional and convenient at-home therapy
Recovering from an injury or chronic condition can be difficult, especially if you have limited mobility as a result. We believe every patient should have access to the care they need in the most comfortable environment for them. If you would like more information about our at-home service, call us today at 732-494-0895. Please note that our at-home care is only available for patients who have Medicare Part B. In addition to at-home home care, we provide physical therapy in Edison, Woodbridge and Union, New Jersey.