Physical Therapy

Physical therapy, also known as PT, helps people of all ages who are recovering from surgery, an injury, or a medical condition that is limiting their ability to move and function. The benefits of physical therapy are many and include the following:

  • Shortened recovery time after injury and surgery
  • Prevention of certain complications after injury, surgery, and illness
  • Improved mobility
  • Promotion of healing
  • Increased range of motion
  • Increased strength and endurance
  • Reduced risk of falls
  • Reduced pain and joint stiffness
  • Improved overall health and fitness

Jennifer Fox is CHCServices' lead PT with over 24 years of experience. She is an expert in treating clients of all ages from pediatrics to geriatrics, clients with genetic disorders, psychiatric disorders, orthopedic and neurological conditions (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis). She helps individuals return to their prior level of functioning or teaches them how to best function within the limitations of their illness or condition. She encourages activities and lifestyle changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and well being.

Physical therapy services begin with an initial evaluation of physical and mobility deficits including the ability to walk safely. Home safety, equipment needs, and client goals are also evaluated. A customized physical therapy program is then developed and may include some of the following:

  • Training and restoration of walking, balance, and mobility
  • Plan to address home barriers that may interfere with walking
  • Plan to reduce the risk of falls 
  • Recommendations for wheelchair, walkers, crutches, or other mobility equipment
  • Training on the proper use of equipment such as walkers, client lifts, and sliding boards
  • Training in overall strength and endurance secondary to deconditioning post illness
  • Caregiver and family education and training
  • Development of a home exercise program
  • Driving evaluation and rehabilitation
  • CarFit evaluations

CarFit

CarFit is an educational program sponsored by AAA, AARP, and AOTA that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles fit them. Learn more

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