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I began my Physiotherapy career in the hospital. It didn’t take long to realize that as a profession, a physiotherapists’ skill-set can assist all walks of life with their ailments. The primary role of a physiotherapist in the hospital is to ensure mobility safety for all patients.
The guidelines of a hospital require that a patient’s release is dependent on a physiotherapy to decide if they are able to maintain their mobility, improve it or slow down any mobility regressions. They are gatekeepers responsible for ensuring the patient is safe during their stay in the hospital but more importantly, that they can return home safely. For example, an elderly individual can come into the hospital after experiencing a fall. The Doctors’ job is to make sure all medical aspects are cleared and that the patient is set up for success in their physical recovery.
However, the Physiotherapist will ensure the patient can regain their strength to be able to safely return home. In addition, the goal is to assist the patient through education and exercise to make sure the patient is more aware of their fall hazards so as to prevent future falls.
Despite how much the Canadian healthcare system prides itself on prevention, unfortunately, the priority is not always on prevention for our aging population but rather fixing a problem after it occurs. It is evident that our health care system lacks to provide support programs that will result in long-term results, but rather invests in programs for quick solutions to justify their investments.
This is where mobile Physiotherapy can significantly assist our healthcare system. With mobile services, such as physiotherapy, we can assist seniors and the general aging population to maintain and sustain their mobility and independence. We want to ensure reduced risk and trips to the hospital for physical related ailments. In addition, mobile physiotherapy may assist patients to return home faster and avoid extended unnecessary stays at the hospital. Often the Physiotherapist is responsible for contributing to the patients care to deem them physically safe to return home.
It is important to note that there are times where a Physiotherapist is borderline unsure if the patient is safe to go home. However, with mobile Physiotherapy services the hospital physiotherapist can feel more confident in their decision to discharge the patient knowing that a trusted colleague can follow up with the patient in the comfort of the patients’ home. Because a patients’ exposure to unwanted diseases and infections increases with every additional day spent in the hospital. Mobile services such as physiotherapy not only opens up more space a Hospital Physiotherapists caseload but speeds up the recovery of the patient.
Easy Therapy’s mobile services are available to the Lower Mainland including Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows and Surrey. Our approach to an individuals recover begin with an initial assessment. This assessment will be broken down into four parts. The first part includes getting to know our client better; understanding their history and deciding together how we can help them achieve their goals. The second part is our objective assessment; this includes assessing ones mobility, balance, or any ailment one is suffering from such as back pain or shoulder pain for example. The third part is a treatment. And last but not least, our therapists come up with a treatment plan that is personalized best to assist you in achieving your goals based on their professional opinion. This treatment plan can be communicated with other healthcare professionals or Doctors involved in the patients care to ensure the patient receives the best form of care possible. Please note, all initial visits will include treatment to get our clients set up in the right direction.
In conclusion, mobile Physiotherapy is a great way to assist our Healthcare system and take some pressure off of our colleagues working in the hospital. We can assist with prevention of injury and ensure safe discharge for a patient coming home from the Hospital. Regardless what what you require assistance with, Easy Therapy’s mobile services can help.