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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy employs a physical approach to treatment of diseases, health conditions
and resulting bodily dysfunction with the aim for the individual to reach their maximum
potential. Physiotherapy uses therapeutic means like massage, manipulation of joints,
exercise programs, stretches, education, electrotherapy amongst other methods. The aim
of physiotherapy is to promote mobility, restore function, reduce pain and limit further
deterioration of overall health. A physiotherapist usually carries out assessments by
way of questioning the individual, performing some physical tests and gathering other
information such as medical history, imaging or laboratory result to make a diagnosis and
then, determine the course of treatment and management of their health condition.

Physiotherapy is not just concerned with an individual’s physical health but also their
psychological, emotional and social well being. Therefore a physiotherapist most often
interact with other health professionals, family members, care givers and communities to
ensure the one being cared for can achieve better function and quality of life.

Benefits of home physiotherapy

Traditionally physiotherapy services are usually available in places like hospitals, clinics
and nursing homes but physiotherapists providing treatment sessions at the comfort of a
client’s home is now gaining more recognition, especially since quality of treatment do
not differ. The following are some of the benefits for home physiotherapy:

(1) A client undergoing rehabilitation in a hospital setting may find it difficult
to translate all they’ve learnt in their home environment, therefore home
physiotherapy offers a smoother transition allowing the invidual to practise some
home acivities with the guidance of a health professional.
(2) The home environment can be assessed to ensure an elderly person can continue
to live at home safely and comfortably.
(3) Someone who is physically disabled may find it difficult to leave their home and
travel to a clinic therefore having home treatment would be more convenient.
(4) It saves time and hassle of travelling, and hours are usually flexible with therapist
and client agreeing upon a time suitable for both.
(5) Home physiotherapy for the elderly who suffers chronic diseases can prevent
repeated admissions for hospital care as they learn how to care for themselves and
have a professional monitor their well being at home from time to time.
(6) The home is usually a more comfortable environment where clients can openly
discuss their condition, utilise familiar items in the house as part of their therapy
and work to move more freely and confidently in their own surrounding.