At Elevate Physiotherapy, we focus on a goal-oriented therapy. While most people in Singapore live in apartments with no stairs, coming to physiotherapy treatment at the clinic can sometimes be difficult depending on your condition. Hence, we offer a home physiotherapy program for those of you who need in-home physiotherapy.
Some of our patients who prefer home services may be those who have difficulty navigating stairs or have some other kind of mobility restrictions either due to a recent surgery, suffer from conditions like stroke or Parkinson’s disease, or even when you are pregnant in your third trimester.
What does home physiotherapy usually involve?
We will usually do a phone consultation prior to the session in order to find out more about your condition, living condition, and establish a need for home rehabilitation. As a home care session can be resource intensive for us, this allows us to better prepare for the session and make it more meaningful and effective for you.
After that, our therapist will make a home visit, assess, and treat you at the comfort of your home. We will take a look at the environment at which our patients live in and tailor our therapy and home-care to your environment. We can also give you advice on how you can make modifications to your home so that you can better navigate yourself at home and make it safer for you to get around.
What are some of the advantages of home physiotherapy?
One of the most obvious advantage avoiding delays. Sometimes, physiotherapy post-surgery can be quite urgent as it affects your outcome. Some surgeries may require you to be non-weight bearing for up to a month. You may find it very difficult to go to your therapy sessions in the clinic, and may be tempted to just wait until you’re allowed to weight bear before starting therapy. We advise against this because your surgical outcome will usually be affected. In such cases, opting to do physiotherapy at home is the best choice. It may mean that you require less therapy sessions and save you time and costs in the long run.
Another one is safety. It can be tough navigating your own home when your mobility is compromised. Having to venture out makes it that much more likely that you suffer a fall. Having physiotherapy at home eliminates that risk entirely.
Is it as effective as treatment in the clinic?
Yes, it is. Physiotherapy at home can be just as effective as therapy in the clinic. We bring our therapy equipment like a treatment bed and electrotherapy devices to your home. So, you can feel assured that you are getting the best care possible while still taking advantage of mobile physiotherapy.
We, at Elevate Physiotherapy, understand that you are already anxious about your recovery. Having the added worry of having to travel makes it that much more stressful. Therefore, we strive to provide you the best mobile physiotherapy experience you can find in Singapore! Feel free to reach out to us should you have any questions. We look forward to being of service to you.