Physical Therapy Services
Dependable Home Care provides physical therapist to patients that assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve patient mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, prevent or lessen physical disabilities of patients, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury. Typical patients eligible for physical therapy may include accident victims and individuals with disabling conditions such as lower-back pain, arthritis, heart disease, fractures, head injuries, and cerebral palsy.
Physical therapists (PT) diagnose and treat patients who have injuries, or other health-related conditions or illnesses that limit their abilities to move and perform normal activities. Physical therapists develop a plan for each individual and use treatment techniques to increase mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and prevent disability. PTs may also be involved in treatment programs to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs following injury, illness, or surgery.
Physical therapists provide care to people of all ages who have functional limitations. These limitations may be the resulting of:
- Work related injuries
- Sports related injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Sprains/strains and fractures
- Multiple sclerosis
- Cerebral palsy
- Spina bifida
Treatments may include:
- Therapeutic exercise and exercise instruction such as gait and balance training
- Manual therapy techniques
- Assistive and adaptive devices and equipment
- physical agents and electrotherapeutic modalities such as electrical stimulation, mechanical traction, and ultrasound; massage.
Requirements for physical therapists include graduation from an accredited physical therapy education program and passing the National Physical Therapy Examination. Physical therapists are also required to have continuing education as a condition of maintaining licensure.