Rehabilitation Therapy Home Care
Home Physical Therapy in Northbrook
Physical therapy can be an important part of the rehabilitative therapy
program for individuals recovering from accidents or injuries, or post-surgical
procedures. Physical therapy involves the use of manipulation, exercise,
massage, and other physical activities to condition muscles and restore
strength and movement.
During rehab therapy, if a patient is too weak to exercise on their own,
a physical therapist will gently move the patient’s arms or legs
to build strength. Individuals with more strength who are receiving physical
therapy may work with the physical therapist to lift weights and build muscle.
Physical therapy is the type of rehabilitative therapy used to restore
hip and knee movement and to build strength following total replacement surgery.
- Balance and gait training, muscle re-education, and therapeutic exercises.
- Prosthetic training for patients with amputations.
- Home safety and modification.
- Instruction for proper use of assistive devices
Occupation therapy is another type of therapy commonly used in rehabilitative
therapy programs. This rehab therapy helps patients with a permanent or
temporary impairment in either physical or mental functioning learn to
perform daily tasks. For example, occupational therapy can include teaching
individuals to perform regular bathing, dressing, or grooming activities.
Occupational therapy, as a type of rehabilitative therapy following illnesses,
accidents, or injuries, assists in the development of skills needed for
individuals to live independent, satisfying, and productive lives.
- Re-training for self-care skills including feeding, dressing, bathing,
grooming, personal hygiene, and toileting.
- Assessing safety conditions, awareness and the needs for adaptive equipment
within the home.
- Improving fine motor coordination, re-training for advanced homemaking
skills, and preparing the patient to resume job activities.
- Educating the patient about joint protection and energy conservation
- Home speech and language exercise program
- Patient education
- Communication options/alternatives
- Eating and swallowing strategies
Speech therapy is the treatment of speech defects and disorders through
the use of exercises and audio-visual aids. The goal of speech therapy
is to develop new speech habits. Speech rehabilitative therapy is typically
used to help stroke patients relearn to communicate following facial paralyzation.
Speech rehabilitation therapy can also help individuals who have experienced
damage to their language skills following an accident. For example, brain
injury patients and those who have experienced memory loss may have difficulty
with the reasoning skills needed for forming coherent language. Speech
therapy addresses these problems in an attempt to restore normal speech
- Speech and Language
- Dysphagia (swallowing)
- Adaptive speech devices
- Aural (hearing) rehabilitation
- Non-oral communication
Licensed Physical and Occupational Therapists dedicated to meeting the
needs of our patients lead our Rehabilitation Services
Home Health Care Services may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Private
Insurances, Workers Compensation, Veterans Benefits, Long Term Care, and Self Pay.