While we do not recommend Physical Therapy services on your own and/or at home, there are some day-to-day activities that are physical therapy orientated and really do help you improve your body’s function.
In fact, functional activities for everyday life often incorporate mobility and strength. Our Physical Therapist, of course, address functional activities in their treatment plans under the direction of your doctor and/or Dr. John Odom.
This said, stretching can often be done as a home program and does not need the skill of a trained therapist. This doesn’t mean run out and start stretching right away. You do need guidance and oversight as to what stretches your body can handle first.
Also, when you are working with us (at home or in person) continued education will help you understand the importance of your Physical Therapy needs.
Here are the types of Physical Therapy most common to our industry, which is why mobility at home can be considered forms of Physical Therapy – yet should never be done without suggestion guidance from a doctor or therapist;
Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on restoring function to the musculoskeletal system, including joints, tendons, ligaments, and bones.
Geriatric physical therapy focuses on the unique movement needs of older adults. This includes treatment for conditions such as arthritis, cancer, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, joint replacement, and balance disorders.
Neurological physical therapy focuses on neurological conditions and impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease, brain injury, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, and stroke.
Cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy focuses on helping individuals who suffer from cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, such as heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and pulmonary fibrosis.
Pediatric physical therapy focuses on the unique needs of infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents. Early detection is desirable when a child experiences problems that inhibit natural movement and learning. Physical therapy is used for children suffering from diseases or injuries including:
genetic disorders (e.g., cerebral palsy)