Injury or illness can render a patient temporarily unable to work, which can sometimes have profound effects on both a person’s self-esteem and financial situation. Fortunately, physical and occupational therapy services can promote healing and help patients return to work more quickly and easily.
Receiving At-Home Therapy
The physical and occupational therapists employed by Independence Plus can visit your home for appointments—this helps to create a convenient and safe atmosphere that facilitates healing for faster and broader recovery of range of motion. Working in a home environment can be particularly helpful during occupational therapy, as your therapist can help you identify areas to improve and offer customized solutions and techniques based on your personal resources. This individualized approach also enables patients to resume their job duties more quickly and effectively.
Relearning Important Skills
Regardless of your physical deficits, home therapy sessions can help you improve your strength, endurance, and range of motion. Through orthopedic manual physical therapy, continuous passive motion, and a variety of therapeutic activities, you can relearn how to move your body for increased self-efficacy and reduced pain.
With the help of your occupational therapist, your employer may design a return-to-work program, in which you will perform tasks within your capabilities. Your therapist will be present to determine the suitability of various job tasks, the safety and ergonomics of the work environment, and your ability to execute your duties. Throughout this process, you and your employer will work together to determine how you can most effectively reassume your responsibilities while minimizing your chances of injury.
Learn more about Independence Plus’ home health visits in Chicago from physical and occupational therapists by calling (708) 366-4500. We also offer speech-language pathologists, skilled private duty nurses, and licensed respiratory care practitioners for all of your rehabilitation needs.