The main tasks of a physiotherapist are to prevent more serious health problems and complications, develop limited joint mobility, restore, maintain or increase muscle strength and endurance, reduce muscle and joint pain, improve motor ability, coordination and balance, increase patient independence and quality of life.
During a visit, a physiotherapist conducts a thorough assessment, identifies the problem, develops an individualized therapy plan based on the patient's personal wishes, sets common goals, teaches home management, and advises the patient and their family on the selection of aids that could be of great help in daily life.
What does (home) physiotherapy consist of?
- Individually tailored exercise program to improve disrupted function
- Acquisition of functional skills for daily life (such as sitting, walking, independent eating, wheelchair transfer, etc.)
- Neuromuscular training (more can be read HERE)
- Advice to the patient and their family on necessary aids, patient transfers, and supporting motor development
- Physical therapy (such as electrical therapy, thermal applications, compression therapy, etc.)
- Manual therapy (manipulation and mobilization of joints)
We have experience working with all age groups, from 3-month-old infants to elderly people.
What diagnoses does a physiotherapist work with?
Physiotherapy is a very broad field that deals with orthopedic, neurological, internal, autoimmune, genetic, and other problems.
- Head and spinal cord trauma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Joint endoprosthetics (joint replacement)
- Age-related muscle weakness (sarcopenia)
- Frequent falls in the elderly
- Parkinson's disease
- Oncological diseases
- Movement difficulties after surgical intervention
- Developmental delay (in the case of babies)
What are the advantages of home physiotherapy?
- if hospital/clinic visits are hindered due to mobility issues, the therapist comes to your home/nursing home/other institution
- short waiting list, therapy can start within a week
- safe and familiar environment
home environment analysis
- consistent and intensive therapy with one specific physiotherapist for faster achievement of goals