Home Physical Therapy in Riverside
Your health and quality of life is as important to us as it should be to you. This body is the only one you have and keeping it in tip-top shape will guarantee you have a long, happy and healthy life.
But sometimes, making it through Riverside traffic to a physio clinic is not possible. If you are recovering from a fall, hip or knee replacement surgery, a stroke or a heart attack, being mobile right away is not going to be the best thing for your health.
Children with disabilities also may need to carry out part of their treatment in a setting outside of the Sterling King clinic, such as their home or school.
In cases such as these, in-home physical therapy is a very viable option!
How Can We Help?
Home care is an important and effective part of the recovery process when you have had surgery, especially if you are a senior citizen. Working with your orthopedic surgeon, a physical therapist can assess your needs right in your hospital room even before you head home!
Between you, your therapist and your doctor, your post-surgery recovery process can move along at a steady pace. If you are confused by your doctor's orders, your therapist will be able to explain them. Education is key to a successful recovery if you don't know why you're doing something, it becomes less likely you'll follow through with it!
So, instead of heading home frustrated, you'll be armed with the knowledge you need to get better. Your body will thank you!
In-home therapy can be divided into three categories, with physical therapy being the most obvious first.
A physical therapist will help with orthopedic recovery. Through massage and mobility exercises, they will help you to move properly after surgery to matter how intense.
As one ages, the risk of falls increases. Whether it's poor eyesight or reduced reaction time, a natural decline in muscle strength and reduced reaction time can make falls devastating. Through physical therapy, you can keep moving, stay active and remain safe.
If you have a sprain or a strain, or have just had a hip replacement, physical therapy will get you moving again.
Occupational therapy is what helps you to regain day-to-day skills and stay independent. While this applies to orthopedic recovery, it also is a big help after suffering a stroke.
Occupational therapy is also applied in the case of a heart attack, or if you are experiencing functional difficulties with basic tasks. Even the stress of Alzheimer’s disease can be alleviated with occupational therapy.
Speech and Language Therapy
Most specifically, speech and language therapy is offered to clients who have suffered a stroke or heart attack, or are experiencing difficulty speaking or swallowing.
Through breaking and speech exercises, a speech and language physical therapist will help you to express yourself again.