Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy2018-05-25T16:40:14+00:00

Physical therapy helps individuals restore physical function and prevent disability. Physical therapists evaluate and treat people who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and function in their daily lives.

Physical therapy typically includes:

  • nvnatestimonial_rehabCustomized treatment programs to improve one’s functional ability (i.e. getting in and out of bed, getting up from a chair, walking and/or climbing stairs)
  • Development of plans using treatment techniques that promote the ability to move, increase strength and balance, reduce pain, decrease swelling, restore function, and prevent disability
  • Comprehensive home safety evaluation with environmental recommendations
  • Assistive devices or other equipment recommendations and usage training
  • Guidance to family members and caregivers

Some of the health conditions that benefit from physical therapy include:

  • Total knee, shoulder, and hip replacements
  • Orthopedic injuries, sprains and strains, fractures, arthritis
  • Limitations following a stroke and neurological conditions
  • Spinal cord injuries or amputations
  • Injuries related to work, accidents, sports, or other activities
  • Balance disorders and conditions that cause falls
  • Debilitation from disease
  • Cardiovascular/pulmonary conditions
To see some of the ways in which physical therapists can help patients, watch this video, courtesy of the Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts.

For more information, call the Natick VNA at 508-653-3081 to speak with one of our knowledgeable in-home care experts.