Stroke Physical Therapy in Northern Kentucky
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Expert Stroke Physical Therapy at Home
We provide in - home physical therapy for those recovering from a stroke in the Northern Kentucky region.
Our model of care allows us to help you whether you recently had a stroke or suffered a stroke many years ago. Since we provide outpatient physical therapy in your home, you do not have to be homebound to work with us.
Our goal is to to help you maximize your independence with your functional mobility and help you return to the activities you love.
How does it work?
Your first session will include an initial evaluation. We will discuss the nature of your condition, medical history, current functional status, and your goals. We will then perform various tests and measures to determine how we can help you. These tests may include:
Range of motion
Based on the results of the evaluation, we will determine a plan of care. Treatment is usually 1-2 times per week depending on the severity of your condition and your goals. You will receive a home exercise program after the evaluation.
Learning how to walk again is an important part of recovering from a stroke. We will prescribe specific gait exercises, ensure you are using the appropriate assistive device, and help you to minimize gait abnormalities with the ultimate goal of walking safely and independently at home and in the community.
Stretching and Manual Therapy
It is common to have an increase in muscle tension, or hypertonia, following a stroke. This can cause difficulty with your walking and mobility. We use various hands-on techniques that may include long duration stretching, massage, dry needling, and soft tissue mobilization to reduce tightness and improve functional use of your extremities.
Caregivers and family members often play a large role in helping you recover from a stroke. With your permission, we work closely with caregivers to improve their ability to help you with your mobility and exercise program.
Balance and Fall Prevention
Unfortunately, balance can be impacted following a stroke. We prescribe various balance training exercises, improve your overall strength and activity tolerance, and help you modify your home environment to improve your balance and reduce your risk for falls.
Muscle weakness is common following a stroke and hospitalization. This can have a negative impact on your independence with your mobility. We prescribe exercises designed to improve your strength to help you get back to your daily activities.
Bed Mobility and Transfer Training
We help you to improve your independence with getting in and out of bed and transferring from one chair or surface to another. We do this by helping you with your technique and prescribing exercises to strengthen your core and lower extremities.
The brain and nervous system often have difficulty coordinating various movements following a stroke. We work with you to prescribe various exercises and activities to improve your coordination to improve your ability to perform daily activities and hobbies.
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