Consider Home Physiotherapy!

Out of necessity, safety, comfort or convenience…receiving physiotherapy treatment in your own home is an attractive option available to patients with a wide variety of conditions. If you can relate to any of the following, Home Physiotherapy may be for you:

  1. Housebound or difficulties with mobility.
  2. Difficulties with/no transport.
  3. Increased anxiety with leaving your home.
  4. A compromised immune system making you vulnerable to infections.
  5. A progressive condition needing a mobility/strength maintenance programme.
  6. You are at the risk of falls and needing a functional safety programme within your home.
  7. Under time pressure, but needing treatment for an injury.

Many people are perfect candidates for treatment at home without even knowing it. Let’s take some of the mystery out of this increasingly popular way of getting the professional service you need and deserve.

Your Home Physiotherapist is able to bring your treatment to you, cancelling out the rather stressful factors of leaving your home, travel, waiting times and, of course, exposure to public places in these uncertain times.

Home Physiotherapy  for your circumstances.

Many people are perfect candidates for treatment at home without even knowing it. Let’s take some of the mystery out of this increasingly popular way of getting the professional service you need and deserve.

Your Home Physiotherapist is able to bring your treatment to you, cancelling out the rather stressful factors of leaving your home, travel, waiting times and, of course, exposure to public places in these uncertain times.

The first, and probably most obvious reason for requesting a physiotherapy treatment at home, would be because it is scary, painful or simply too exhausting to leave your home. For many reasons, including

  • recovering from a stay in hospital,
  • neurological damage,
  • physical or emotional trauma,
  • or pain

you may find it such an upheaval to go out to an appointment that the treatment itself can end up being counterproductive to your rehabilitation.

Mobile physiotherapists are able to bring certain types of equipment to your home and provide the same manual and exercise therapies you would expect in a more traditional clinical setting, in your own home.

A major advantage of this is that they are able to assess you within the context of your own environment and develop your therapy goals around the framework of your home. Activities of daily life that you are struggling with can be addressed immediately and directly and a relevant exercise programme given that makes sense to you.

Often, when you are dealing with persistent or severe symptoms, you are dependent on family members or other caregivers to get you to an appointment on time. Time pressure (often created by factors out of your control) can cause stress levels to rise which in turn makes the whole appointment experience less positive or downright negative and might lead to you cancelling future appointments.
Having your physiotherapist come to you ensures that you will always be on time and at ease, able to absorb and get the maximum benefits from your appointment.

If you need to stay at home.

If you are somebody working from home, home schooling your children or are simply too busy to leave the house, Home Physiotherapy could be the answer to stealing just the one hour for your treatment instead of the inevitable two it would most likely take if you were to go out to an appointment.

No article about “staying at home” would be complete without mentioning the pandemic situation we currently find ourselves in. For vulnerable members of the community, those with the long-term conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, chronic lung conditions (Asthma, COPD, Chronic Bronchitis), neurological conditions or heart disease, there is no doubt that limiting your exposure to public places during this time is a wise choice.

You don’t need to suffer at home, foregoing essential treatments and putting your rehabilitation on hold in order to stay out of public places.
Arrange your appointment at home – your physiotherapist will make sure that protocols are followed to keep you safe!

This article was submitted by Wendy Hubert from Plettenberg Bay. She exclusively does home physiotherapy treatments. All Lamberti Physiotherapy Practices offer treatments at home, agreed to on a case-by-case basis. Complete an appointment form today if you require home physio in Plettenberg Bay or at any one of the Johannesburg Practices.