In-Home Physical Therapy Services San Diego

Common Issues We Can Help With

  • Difficulty Walking or Abnormal Gait
  • History of Falls
  • Loss of Balance
  • Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
  • Soft Tissue and Joint Injuries
  • Post-Surgical Cases (Total Knee, Hip, Back, Shoulder Surgeries)
  • Neurological Problems (Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, Neuropathy)
  • Difficulty or Loss of Activities of Daily Living
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Decline in Fitness and Strength
  • Loss of Range of Motion
  • Poor Posture
  • Need an In-home Safety Evaluation or Equipment Modification

Balance & Falls

As therapists working in the home, one of our most common area of treatment revolves around balance and fall prevention. Falls are the number one reason for injury and emergency room admittance amongst seniors. In fact, of the 355,163 seniors over the age of 65 living in San Diego County, one in three, or approximately 118,000 will have a fall this year. Over the age of 80, the numbers are closer to 50% having a fall this year. Those who do fall once have 75% chance of falling again within six months. As you can see, balance and fall prevention is of paramount importance to us as therapy providers in San Diego.

In Home Physical Therapy Fall Prevention Seniors
In Home Physical Therapy Fall Prevention Seniors North County San Diego

Why Do Falls Occur?

There are many reasons why falls occur, but typically they mainly boil down to changes the body undergoes as one ages. Medical conditions like stroke, neuropathy, arthritis, visual problems, and others contribute to the risk of falling. Muscle atrophy and weakness play a major part in falls and loss of balance. If fact, by the age of 70, without any exercise, one may lose 50-70% of his or her strength from when they were 30. All these changes plus others can lead to a poor walking pattern and loss of balance, which puts one at an immediate high risk of falling.

Prevention & Safety

We feel that it is of the utmost importance to make safety the top priority for our patients, in order to prevent the onset or reoccurence of falls. We provide as part of our evaluations, a home safety evaluation to make sure the home environment is fall-proof. We will also look in detail at one’s strength and balance deficits, and take into consideration one’s medical history and current limitations.

The good news is that we have helped many, many seniors improve their balance, strength, and walking abilities, so they have the confidence to get up and go and not feel limited or afraid of falling.

In Home Physical Therapy Fall Prevention and Safety Seniors San Diego
In Home Physical Therapy Seniors North San Diego County

In-Home Therapy

Lots of research has indicated improvements with balance and strength, even well into the 90’s, when undergoing an active exercise program. We are experts in this area and with our individualized approach and one-on-one care, our patients receive a very high quality of therapy.

Our therapists use many tools and exercises for balance, gait, and strength training. We use Airex balance pads, therabands, and other equipment to the home to help our patients move forward with their goals. We look forward to working with many of you, please feel free to contact us and we will be in touch.

Criteria for Receiving In-Home Therapy

  • Patient is on Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan, or Cash Pay
  • Patient chooses to have a therapist come to the home rather than go to the outpatient clinic.
  • Patient will have difficulty getting to clinic for therapy and is better served in their home.
  • Patient needs physical therapy without the need for nursing care.
  • Patient does NOT need to be homebound like a home health agency.

Outpatient Physical Therapy In-Home for Older Adults

  • What Makes Us Different

    We bring outpatient physical therapy to the homes of seniors, so patients do not have travel to the clinic for their care.

  • Why Choose Us

    We are the best choice for any patient on Medicare because our therapy is specifically geared towards older adults, and not for any other patient population. We are a niche practice and we are well versed in fall prevention, balance issues, gait disturbances, and senior safety issues.

  • Who We Serve

    Patients do NOT need to be homebound like a home health agency because we are not one.  We are therapists in private practice just like an outpatient clinic and we bill through Medicare Part B. All practices have therapists who are certified Medicare providers We are filling the gap for Medicare patients who are not homebound (Medicare Part A), but for those that would find it more convenient and more beneficial to have the therapy at their home instead of traveling to the outpatient clinic.

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