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Treating aches and pains with home health physical therapy when you can’t go out

Your joints ache, or maybe you’re dealing with the pain of an injury. However, you don’t think you can get physical therapy for your aches and pains because of COVID-19 restrictions. Can you?

The answer is that you can still get physical therapy for your aches and pains thanks to home health physical therapy, also called at-home therapy. Home health care has been serving many Americans for years. For instance, it was reported that 4.5 million patients used some type of home health care in 2015. With a few modifications, at-home therapy can be used by many patients dealing with acute or chronic aches and pains. 

What is home health physical therapy?

Home health physical therapy or at-home physical therapy is just what it sounds like. Instead of going to a therapy clinic, a physical therapist comes to your home to work with you. This allows them to work with you one-on-one and in person. It also provides therapists with the opportunity to use hands-on therapy methods on patients who might be at risk from coronavirus exposure. 

How are therapists working to make home health physical therapy safe?

Therapists who are doing at-home therapy are also taking specific health precautions, including: 

  • Being screened for coronavirus symptoms at the start of each workday
  • Disinfecting all equipment before entering the patient’s home
  • Wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and gloves
  • Maintaining 6 feet of space between themselves and the patient whenever possible 

What issues can home health physical therapy be used for?

You might think that at-home therapy can only be used for a few conditions or issues. However, it can actually be helpful for many acute and chronic issues, including: 

Ready to try at-home therapy? Back in Motion can help

Are you searching for a physical therapy team that can help you get at-home therapy? Our team at Back in Motion Physical Therapy is ready to help you get the at-home therapy you need. In addition, our team is also currently offering virtual care appointments. These take place over a secure online video connection, and they allow therapists to demonstrate therapeutic exercises, advise you on better ways to do daily tasks and much more. 

Take the next step to start using our at-home or virtual care services. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your initial appointment. 

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