Physiotherapy restores movement and function in the event of injury, such as a sports or work-related injuries, as well as illness and disability. It reduces pain, promotes recovery and reduces long-term damage that can result in the event of injury so that your quality of life is greatly improved. People of all ages can benefit from physiotherapy.
However, many people do not realize that in-home physiotherapy is an option. In-home physiotherapy offers treatment in your own home as opposed to a traditional office or hospital based setting, the benefits of which will be considered below.
- Progress Due to the Comforts of Home
The benefit of receiving treatment in the comfort of your own home cannot be understated. In your own home, you are in a familiar environment and therefore you are at your most comfortable and relaxed. The added comfort that is possible when receiving in-home physiotherapy can enhance treatment since you are in a much more relaxed state. It has also been shown that the elimination of distractions leads to more focused treatment. In some cases, progress may proceed faster.
- Added Comfort
The added comfort was touched on above, but it is such a benefit of in-home physiotherapy that it deserves its own discussion. Many people do not enjoy clinical settings for a variety of different reasons and the ability to receive treatment in their own home suits them much more. The stressors of traveling, waiting time and other similar circumstances are entirely eliminated, making it possible for you to focus solely on your treatment.
- Highly Personalized Care
Physiotherapy is also about education and giving you the tools to aid in your own recovery. When a physiotherapist visits your home, he or she is much more likely to make additional recommendations and modifications based on your current home, therein giving you access to even more opportunities to promote recovery than you would have otherwise received.
In fact, in many instances, exercises may be tailored toward navigating your own home, therein giving you the practical skills you may need to live safely. Many people with mobility issues, for example, may have trouble getting around the home and in-home physiotherapy can be tailored toward improving those specific tasks.
Moreover, physiotherapists who deliver in-home services tend to have fewer clients due to the fact that they have to schedule travel time. As such, they may be able to deliver longer treatment (upon your request).
- Eliminates Obstacles
Although many people would benefit from physiotherapy, there are many different circumstances that can prevent them from being able to receive adequate treatment, or which would cause them to delay treatment because they are unable to travel to the clinic. These issues could be anything from transportation issues to mobility issues as a result of injury, disability or illness. In-home services, however, make it possible for people to access and benefit from physiotherapy, despite the obstacles that may stand in the way of receiving treatment.
- Safer for High-Risk Individuals
There are many individuals who are considered high-risk patients and would put themselves in an unsafe environment by receiving in-office physiotherapy services. Perhaps they have an illness or disability that compromises their mobility. Perhaps they are an increased risk of infection in public places. At home physiotherapy, however, allows these high-risk individuals to greatly benefit from physiotherapy in the safety of their own home.
- Highly Convenient & Time Saving
In-home physiotherapy services are highly convenient. In-home physiotherapy is offered at times that are flexible toward your own schedule. In fact, in many cases, in-home physiotherapists can also offer treatment at work or at another location that is convenient for you.
It also eliminates all travel on your part, which allows you to save a lot of time in the process, as well as any waiting time that can occur when appointments run late or are delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Many clients enjoy the ease at which in-home physiotherapy treatments fit into their life in a very seamless way.
- Cost Savings
In-home physiotherapy results in additional savings due to the lack of travel, making it more economical compared to traditional, in-office physiotherapy services. Even if the travel time isn’t particularly lengthy, costs do add up over time.
As you can see above, there are many reasons why in-home physiotherapy is very beneficial. From the added comfort and convenience of receiving treatment in your own home to the ability to eliminate obstacles present in traditional physiotherapy settings, there are many reasons why in-home physiotherapy may be a good fit for you.