Undergo a physical exam and evaluation, including a health history and certain testing procedures, including evaluation of posture, movement and flexibility, and of muscle and joint motion and performance.
Receive a clinical diagnosis, prognosis, plan of care and short and long term goals
Receive physical therapy treatment and intervention based on the therapist’s evaluation and diagnosis
Receive self-management recommendations
Patients often train with a physical therapist in exercises that they can do at home, to help them function more effectively.
Physical therapy often helps to decrease the duration and severity of disabilities that arise from chronic diseases such as heart failure and COPD, and helps patients return to their desired daily activities, such as going to church or working in the garden. In addition, at-home physical therapy sessions help patients understand how increased physical activity and better lifestyle choices can lead to weight loss, lower blood pressure and improved mental health. An exercise program may also decrease future cardiac events and improve mortality.
Conditions that may be a good fit for home-care physical therapy may include:
- Post-surgical conditions like a total hip or total knee replacement
- Stroke recovery and rehabilitation once discharged from a facility
- Parkinson’s disease symptom management
- Multiple sclerosis
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- After a cardiac event like a heart attack
- After trauma such as fracture
At J&J, our Expert Physical therapy is covered under Medicare when the services are specific, safe and an effective treatment for the patient’s condition. Our qualified therapists perform the services safely and effectively to improve in a reasonable