Home Therapy Services
PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY
All home therapy disciplines work as a team, in conjunction with your doctor, to ensure the best possible coordination, continuity and support for you and your improvement.
PHYSICAL THERAPY (PT)
Vitality’s Physical Therapy Services are designed to help patients achieve the highest level of physical functioning and highest quality of life as possible. Physical therapy starts with an evaluation of the current physical status of the patient and follows with an individual plan that is agreed upon by both therapist and patient/family. To reach our goals, physical therapy implements the appropriate activities, including (but not limited to) therapeutic exercise, gait training, balance training, manual ‘hands-on’ therapy, and modalities (electrical stimulation, TENS, heat, cold, etc). All interventions are aimed at getting you back to a higher quality of life in your home!
- Rotator cuff
- Joint (shoulder, knee, hip, etc.) replacement
- Post-surgical recovery
- Fall prevention, fall risk-reduction
- Neurological disease such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy
PT can come to your home as frequently as needed, or as directed by your doctor. A common practice is for PT to come to your home two to three times per week in the beginning, and then it tapers off as your function improves. PT commonly helps people who have difficulties ambulating in the home, getting up out of chairs or a bed, fall issues, balance issues, pain, or post-surgical needs, just to name a few!
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT)
Occupational Therapy is the use of therapy to develop, recover, or maintain the daily living and work skills of patients with a physical, mental or developmental condition. Our Occupational Therapists work with individuals in their home to promote the highest level of independence and safety with their everyday tasks, including functional mobility, transfers (physically moving from place to place), self-care (grooming, dressing, bathing, toileting) and home management (cooking, cleaning, laundry). Home Therapy sessions may include: education on safety and compensatory techniques with self-care and home management, adaptive equipment and durable medical equipment recommendations and training, exercise and fine motor coordination programs, energy conservation education, low vision modifications, home safety adaptations, pain management, and caregiver training.
Some of the commonly treated diagnoses are listed here (but are not limited to):
- Orthopedic Diagnoses: Joint replacement, fracture, arthritis, neck and back surgery, and other injuries or surgeries limiting mobility
- Neurological Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke (CVA), Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, and Neuropathy
- Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive impairments
- Visual Impairments
- Decline in strength and/or endurance
As with Physical Therapy, the Occupational Therapists can come to your home as often as needed, and this is coordinated with your doctor.
SPEECH THERAPY (ST)
Speech Therapy works to improve a patient’s functionality in terms of mild, moderate or severe communication challenges as well as eating, feeding or swallowing issues.
When a patient experiences language difficulties as a result of a stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, dementia, or other physical challenge, our Speech Therapists are able to work with this client to reach his or her highest potential.
As with language deficiencies, there are multiple causes of eating and swallowing disorders. In these cases as well, our Speech Therapists are able to work with patients to improve and regain the highest functional level. The therapists manage the recovery process to develop, rebuild and strengthen mouth, throat, jaw and facial muscles.