Physical therapy is a health care specialty involved with evaluating, diagnosing, and treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore maximal functional independence to each individual patient. To achieve this goal, physical modalities such as exercise, heat, cold or electric currents and massage are utilized. Physical therapy is provided by Physical Therapists, who are licensed health care professionals with a masters or doctorate degree in physical therapy. Physical therapists evaluate, diagnose, and manage the physical therapy treatment plan, customizing it to each individual's needs.
Physical therapy is useful in treating many different medical disorders such as:
Sports and Orthopedic Injuries
Arthritis/Skeletal Disorders Generalized Weakness
COPD/Chronic Lung Diseases
Here are some of the services an AmeriCare Occupational Therapist can provide:
Post Op Joint Surgery
Gait & Balance Training
Individualized Exercise Programs
Upper Extremity/Hand Rehabilitation
Energy Conservation Techniques
Home Safety Evaluation
Fall Risk Assessment
Through patient and therapist interaction, physical therapy can help restore movement and function helping patients return to their prior level of independence.
AmeriCare Home Health Physical Therapy services are covered 100% by Medicare for patients who qualify for home health care. We also accept TriCare, VA and some private insurances.