Okotoks Physical Therapy offers in-home appointments. We understand that injury or illness can make it challenging for clients to safely access the clinic location, therefore we provide the option for in-home treatment.
The therapist will travel to the client’s home to perform the initial assessment. The initial assessment is very similar to in-clinic visits. At the start of the appointment, the physiotherapist will ask a variety of questions. These questions allow our therapists to gather information regarding the reason for the visit, the type of injury, symptoms, current activity levels, and past injuries. Our therapists will also inquire about activities that the client is aiming to resume. The therapist will then complete a physical assessment. This includes observations of movement such as walking, balance, specific joint movements, strength, and mobility around the home.
Treatment options include many of the same services offered within the clinic, such as manual therapy, acupuncture, taping, and exercise prescription. A strong emphasis is placed on client education and self-management. The therapist will provide information to the client regarding the condition and available treatment options to assist with recovery. Advice will be provided on activity modifications, reduction of fall risk, and pain management strategies. Based on the client’s goals and current level of mobility, an exercise program that can be safely completed at home will be developed. The schedule for further physiotherapy sessions is dependent on symptoms and client goals. Clients may choose to access the clinic location once they feel confident with mobility within the community.
Home-Based Physiotherapy–Conditions Treated
There are many different conditions that can be assessed within the home setting, including
- Mobility Impairments
- Osteoarthritis Joint Pain
- Falls Fall Risk
- Vestibular Conditions (Vertigo, Dizziness, Imbalance)
- Neurological Conditions (Stroke, MS, Parkinson’s Disease)
If your condition isn’t listed above, don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have been searching for home physiotherapy near me, you can feel confident with Okotoks Physical Therapy because our therapists have extensive experience treating a variety of conditions.
Home-Based Physiotherapy—Payment Details
Home-based physiotherapy visits are billed privately. Government-funded programs must be accessed through the clinic location. Our administration staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your billing arrangements call our office at (403) 938-2644 to schedule an appointment.