What is Physical Therapy?
Physical therapy is the evaluation and treatment of abnormal physical function related to an injury, disability, disease or condition by a licensed and trained medical professional.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), a physical therapist is a licensed medical professional with experience in diagnosing physical abnormalities, restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity and proper function. A home health physical therapist provides skilled services in keeping with a physician’s plan of care for a home health care patient.
Physical Therapy through Compass Home Health & Rehab
Our assessment, treatment, and duration of therapy (how long we keep you on program) is designed to address your underlaying diagnosis resulting in better outcomes than our competitors. Common conditions that can benefit from physical therapy include:
- Joint replacement
- rehab after joint replacement surgery to regain mobility and strengthen surrounding muscles
- muscular pain such as in your shoulders, back and legs, arthritis, and any type of tendonitis or bursitis
- Neurological conditions
- such as cerebrovascular accident (stroke), spinal cord injuries, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, vestibular dysfunction, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and myocardial infarction (MI)
- Other conditions
- such as burns, wound care, and diabetic ulcers may also benefit from physical therapy
Do I Need Physical Therapy Services?
The best way to evaluate this need, is to contact your primary care physician if you are unsure if your program requires the skills of a physical therapist or you can contact us at (570) 287-4800 if you have further questions.
Compass Home Health & Rehab complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, communicable disease or sexual orientation (an individual’s sex, gender identity, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions).