What is Home Physical Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Generic name: Physical Therapy

Physical therapy (PT) is a component of rehabilitation to build strength, mobility and fitness. A person may use physical therapy exercises in their home setting instead of visiting a clinic.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Osteoarthritis 21 8
Degenerative disc disease 15 11
Improve mobility 10 14
Stiffness/spasticity 10 3
Improve flexibility/strength 9 6

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
9
Mild
17
None
27

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Home Physical Therapy

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Fatigue 2
Muscle aches 2
Muscle soreness 2
Aggravation of injury 1
Back pain 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Home Physical Therapy

Dosage Patients
90 min weekly 2
15 min daily 2
180 min weekly 2
daily 2
60 min monthly 1
45 min weekly 1
60 min weekly 1
20 min daily 1
150 min weekly 1
30 min daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Home Physical Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 21
Did not seem to work 8
Other 5
Expense 3
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 37 patients who've stopped going to Home Physical Therapy

Duration

Currently going to Home Physical Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 4

Stopped going to Home Physical Therapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 7
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 16
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 17
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 2
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 30
Not specified 15
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7 patient evaluations for Home Physical Therapy

Dec 23, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle weakness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 5, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 1990)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Duchenne muscular dystrophy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: It's not fun but I feel better afterwards.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2009 (Started May 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for walking problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 60 min Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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