When it comes to looking for physical therapy services, it’s only natural to want to find a physical therapist near you. Googling, “physical therapy near me” will bring up many results. But, did you know that physical therapy could come right to you without you ever having to take a step out your own door? Better, more convenient care in your home in Jacksonville, Florida.
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, "this sounds like home health physical therapy that someone gets because they can't leave to go to a clinic." This is not home health physical therapy. Mobile physical therapy is when a physical therapist provides outpatient services in your home!
Let’s dive into how mobile physical therapy can provide you with one-on-one, high level care, that is convienent and effective in the comfort of your own home.
**Disclaimer: This is just my opinion from 7+ years of experience with working in multiple settings and managing multiple clinics for large companies.
Mobile physical therapy is a type of physical therapy where the physical therapist comes right to your home to evaluate and treat you. The physical therapist brings the table and all the equipment needed to perform the same treatments you would be able to have in the clinic. There are many of us here in Jacksonville, Florida! Check out this directory to learn a little about all of us!
Check out this video to learn more about how bringing physical therapy directly to you may be a better option than physical therapy near you.
I specialize in treating people with lower back pain, but there are all kinds of physical therapists here in Jacksonville, FL who will come treat you in your home. There are physical therapists who treat pediatrics, women’s health issues, geriatrics, and many other specialties that are happy to come and treat you in the comfort of your own home. Check out these YouTube videos about specialty providers like physical therapists who specialize in neurological physical therapy and healthcare providers who help improve your wellness with functional medicine.
Physical therapy in your home will also help refer you to other medical services as needed. If there is an issue that needs to be discussed with your doctor, we can even sit in your home and call your primary care physician right then and there with you.
Personally, I like physiotherapy because it sounds so much better. It rolls off the tongue nicely! All things considered, they are the same thing. If you are from other parts of the world then you will be very family with physiotherapy. I am not sure when the change occurred but of course the states have to be unique compared to the rest of the world!
Most of the time the cost of treatment with mobile physical therapy is the same as what you would pay in a clinic. If it does cost more, it’s important to understand that you most likely will not need as many sessions and may get better much faster than the traditional clinic model of physical therapy. This will actually save you money in the long run.
What you will learn will be highly unique to you and your environment. You will also be able to carry this information on for years to come!
It is also worth considering that if you pay cash or don't go through insurance you are truly in charge of your care. Insurance often dictates what you can do with a patient and it take away from the experience and hinder outcomes.
Physical therapy providers like myself do accept insurance but not accept all of them. When you accept insurance the customer is no longer the patient. You have to do what insurance tells you to, whether you agree or not, and in some cases that is not worth it.
One of the main questions I get is, “Can I actually get a hard workout or session and achieve my goals without gym equipment?” The answer is always yes! You can get a challenging session in at your home and I have a variety of workout equipment that I bring to you.
Sometimes people are worried about their kids or pets distracting them or having a messy house. As physical therapists, we’re not worried about any of that. In fact, I love meeting your kids and pets during a treatment session. I’m not stressed about the state of your house. I really enjoy seeing people in their element. This is how medicine used to be practiced.
Now you’re equipped with all the information to decide if mobile physical therapy is the right fit for you. There are lots of great physical therapists here in Jacksonville who would love to come work with you one-on-one in your home and help you get back to doing exactly what you want without pain or limitations. So next time you need physical therapy, consider trying out physical therapy that comes to you instead of physical therapy near you.