Mobile physical therapy, or physical therapy delivered to the patient’s home, can help reduce the likelihood of surgery after an injury. It is convenient and allows for personalized care and rehabilitation in the comfort of the patient’s own home. Receiving treatment in the home can lead to better outcomes and reduce the need for surgery.
Mobile physical therapy saves time during the course of a physical therapy plan of care, which is one of its major benefits. When a therapist comes to the patient’s home, the patient does not have to worry about the time it takes to drive to a clinic, find parking, and wait for their appointment. Patients with mobility issues or limited access to clinics can benefit from this service.
A study published in the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy found that home-based physical therapy resulted in an average time saving of 37 minutes per visit compared to clinic-based physical therapy (Griswold et al., 2006). Time savings can lead to increased efficiency and convenience for physical therapy patients.
In conclusion, mobile physical therapy can be a helpful option for reducing the likelihood of a patient needing surgery after an injury. It offers convenience, flexibility, and personalized care, as well as the added benefit of time saving. If you’re considering physical therapy and are interested in the convenience of treatment in the home, consider mobile physical therapy as an option.
Griswold, K., Cassisi, J., & Nova, E. (2006). Time and distance to physical therapy: a comparison of home-based and outpatient care. Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, 29(3), 118-122.