Physical therapy is often recommended to patients suffering from chronic pain in the back, neck, shoulders and knees. Physical therapy has proven to be effective in relieving patients from pain and restoring normal functions. Patients, who have opted for physical therapy, have another effective option of personalised plans which allows their therapist to better understand their condition and ensure speedy recovery.
Individual Treatment Plan
A therapist evaluates current medical conditions, medical history, patient lifestyle and response to treatment for various problems a patient experiences and plans a step by step recovery programme known as the Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). The specialised treatment program is made in order to take care of individual needs of a patient as every patient differs in terms of medical history, lifestyle and complications. The ITP is created by your therapist during your first session.
There are numerous benefits of ITP as opposed to general treatment as your therapist is involved in every aspect of the plan. Here are a few benefits that you would experience on opting for ITP.
1. Detailed assessment of patient history
Therapist makes a detailed assessment of patient’s medical history with the help of past medical records and notes from the referring doctor. This basic assessment would be pivotal in analysing and diagnosing the patient condition to better achieve the goals
2. Treatment according to level of function
Individual plans are built according to the level of function of the patient involved. Though many patients might have the same condition, the level of function might vary considerably amongst them, depending upon the severity of the condition. Therapists plan the exercise and treatment routine based on these facts making it easy for patients to recover.
3. Detailed assessment of patients living condition
One of the most important aspects of individual treatment plans is that it gives the therapist an opportunity to make a comprehensive program by taking into consideration details which affect a patient’s recovery manifold like his / her living condition. The most important goal to be achieved through physical therapy is successful rehabilitation of patients into daily life. With access to data like a patient’s living condition, a therapist would be able to determine the exact issues faced by them in readjusting to their prior life. This is another reason why HCR Solutions is a great tool for you as we come into your home to work with you.
4. Personalised physical assessment
Personalised physical assessment of the problem would be conducted including strength, balance, sensation, reflexes, range of motion, proprioception, mobility, coordination, joint mobility, pain and swelling. Various neurologic and orthopaedic tests are also conducted to assist in the creation of the perfect rehabilitation program.
5. Rehabilitation diagnosis
To achieve successful rehabilitation from an ailment, it is necessary that it is diagnosed accurately. Generally, referring doctors only place basic diagnosis and description of the problem. A therapist will locate the exact origin point of the pain and describe its cause building up the ITP targeting this part for accelerated recovery. Our kinesiologists are trained to the most current rehabilitation treatments.
6. Special plans for patients with neurologic deficits
For patients suffering from a neurological disorder or disease like Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, brain injury, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and more, an individual treatment plan is recommended. Therapists work on the common physical problems associated with these diseases like poor balance, paralysis, loss of functional dependence and more through ITP.
If you want a speedy recovery with personal attention from your therapist in every aspect, go for the Individual Treatment Plan.