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Why Our GP Home Doctor Service Provides Physical Therapy at Home as an Additional Service

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Physical therapies are crucial to helping you regain your strength after a serious injury or illness. The therapy can be quite intense and extensive which is why the team who work as part of our GP home doctor service believes it's important to provide physical therapy at home as an additional service to the annual membership. Here are some of the key benefits of providing physical therapy within the comfort of your own home.


1) Prevent future falls and major injuries

Older people or people who have been weakened by injury or illness are generally more vulnerable to falls as their physical strength and balance drops. As part of our GP home doctor service in Marbella, we'll visit you in your home to assess your muscle mass and bodily awareness. These assessments will help us determine your balance, walking ability and muscle function, as such, we'll have a better idea of what therapies and exercises you can do to improve your condition.


2) Pain management

Physical therapy is a great way to manage your muscle pain and help it to ease somewhat. Our GP home doctor service in Marbella will help you to identify what exercises you can do with ease in your own home in order to relieve pain and speed up your recovery.

3) Education

Carrying out physical therapy at home means that the team who work as part of our GP home doctor service in Marbella can educate you on how best to use your body to adapt to your injuries or overcome your physical weakness as a result of a recent illness. We'll also work with your caregivers to ensure they know how best to support you so that they can aid your recovery and pick up the slack on tasks you're not yet strong enough to undertake. Not only that, but we'll also help to identify any potential environmental hazards within your home and outline how you can reduce the risk of falls. This could be as simple as moving certain objects such as pieces of furniture or rugs out of the way, or out of the home altogether. We'll also teach your primary caregiver how to assist your movement without causing further discomfort or injury.
We'll also assess whether you'll need assistive or adaptive equipment such as ramps, handrails or canes installing in your house and advise you on where these can be sourced from.


4) Regain Your Independence and Resume Your Normal Routine

Not every patient needs intensive, in-home physical therapy, some will simply require short-term assistance in getting back to their normal routines. Our GP home doctor service in Marbella will help you resume your normal routine and help you get back to your everyday life. We'll help you regain your strength so that you can take back some of your independence. We'll work with you and your caregiver to develop a treatment plan that will help you reach your goals and deal with your specific condition.


5) Familiar Surroundings

The major benefit of carrying out physical therapy at home is that you can recover and regain your strength in your own home. Many people believe that being surrounded by your own objects, memories, family and friends can help to speed up your recovery further. It'll also help you feel a sense of familiarity and make it easier to adjust back into your everyday life as you start to recover.


If you would like more information about how our GP home doctor service in Marbella could benefit you, take a look at our website.