Geriatric physiotherapy home visits in Vienna
What is geriatric physical therapy?
Geriatric physical therapy focuses on the treatment of older patients. Seniors have different needs and problems, which require a different approach on the part of the therapist. It is designed to help older people maintain or improve their physical abilities and possibly prevent further deterioration of their health. This type of treatment may include exercises, stretches, manual manipulations and massages.
Geriatric physiotherapy treatment
|Duration of treatment:
|60 minutes unit
|€120 per unit
|Refund cash desk
|€40 - €80
|No special preparations
|Duration of results:
|Depending on the problem, repeat the treatment often necessary
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Advantages of geriatric mobile physiotherapy
Improved quality of life
The most important benefit of geriatric physiotherapy is the improvement of the quality of life of seniors suffering from age-related diseases. Often these cause a significant impairment of mobility and thus a reduction in the quality of life.
With regular therapy, patients become more mobile and stronger over time, which increases their independence and improves their quality of life. They can again more often perform daily household tasks, go shopping or meet old friends and acquaintances again without being dependent on a companion. Climbing stairs or walking on an uneven surface becomes safer and the risk of falling is reduced.
Overall better health
There is no drug or measure that has nearly as many positive effects on the human body as exercise. The body is there to be moved, exercise is life and regular exercise contributes enormously to the overall health of the person. The blood circulation of the whole body is improved, this makes the organs and metabolic processes work properly. Muscle mass is built, which allows you to move without pain and without restrictions. The risk of chronicity of existing diseases decreases, which is particularly important in arthritis, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Mental performance also benefits enormously from therapy, as new stimuli are constantly being set and people have to work outside their comfort zone, where, as we know, life begins.
Often seniors suffer from chronic diseases that cause pain and have already developed a so-called pain memory. In most cases, regular physiotherapy brings relief from pain and improves the patient’s well-being. Various manual techniques and measures can be used in the treatment. Massages or cold/heat applications can also be helpful.
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Why geriatric mobile physiotherapy
Physical therapy in the comfort of your own home offers several advantages, including convenience. No travel time, no searching for a parking space, and all the benefits of physical therapy in familiar surroundings.
- Personalized care
During a home visit, physical therapists get a glimpse into a person’s circumstances. With this information, they can more effectively tailor therapy to the needs of the patient.
Older people have an increased risk of falling, which can significantly reduce life expectancy in the event of a serious injury or broken bone. Home physical therapy can help identify and address potential hazards in the home, such as uneven surfaces or poor lighting, to reduce the risk of falls.
Physical therapy at home can be a more cost-effective option for people who need regular, long-term treatment. If mobility is limited, health insurance companies will reimburse the home visit fee. Patients are not at risk of missing an appointment and therefore no out-of-pocket costs.
- Better results
Physiotherapeutic treatment in a familiar environment increases the patient’s motivation and allows them to participate more intensively in the treatment process.
Types of physiotherapy treatments in geriatrics
Depending on the type of disease diagnosed in patients, different types of treatments are available. Among the most common are:
This method uses hands-on techniques such as joint mobilization and manipulation along with soft tissue massage/stretching exercises to improve joint mobility and relieve pain. This type of treatment can help regain mobility after surgery or relieve pain in arthritis/arthritis.
The focus here is on the treatment of neurological clinical pictures such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke (insult), paraplegia and more. Each of the above diseases has different symptoms and each case is different. During the home visit, physical therapists develop individualized treatment plans for their patients to target the biggest problems.
Exercise programs tailored specifically for older patients focus on increasing flexibility and strength while improving balance and coordination. Patients are given homework for the time the therapist is absent to increase the effect of the therapy. The training program is constantly expanded and modified to ensure progress.
Before and after physiotherapeutic treatment in geriatrics
FAQ geriatric physiotherapy
Frequently asked questions about geriatric physiotherapy
What is geriatric physical therapy?
Geriatric physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that aims to help older people improve their mobility, function and quality of life.
What are the benefits of home visit geriatric physical therapy?
Home visit geriatric physical therapy offers the advantage of treating the elderly in the comfort of their own homes without having to travel long distances. In addition, it enables individual therapy tailored to the needs of the patient.
What are the most common problems that can be treated by geriatric physical therapy?
Geriatric physical therapy can be used for a variety of problems, including balance issues, fall prevention, gait and mobility limitations, musculoskeletal pain, and neurological conditions.
How long does a typical geriatric physical therapy session last?
The duration of a geriatric physical therapy session depends on the specific needs of the patient. However, a typical session can last between 60 and 100 minutes.
Do I need to make any arrangements before scheduling a home visit geriatric physical therapy appointment?
It is helpful to have information about your health history and current medications available. In addition, make sure you wear comfortable clothing and that your home provides a suitable environment for therapy.
Can I talk to my insurance company about the cost of geriatric physical therapy?
Yes, many health insurance plans offer coverage for physical therapy. However, you should find out in advance what benefits your health insurance covers.
Do I need to make an appointment with the doctor for each session?
It is not necessary to make a doctor's appointment for every session. However, your therapist(s) may recommend a doctor's visit in some cases to support your treatment.
What qualifications should geriatric physical therapists have?
Geriatric physical therapist:s should have formal training in physical therapy and ideally have additional training and experience in geriatrics.
How can I find qualified geriatric physiotherapists in Vienna?
You can find qualified geriatric physiotherapists in Vienna by contacting your health insurance company, your family doctor or a health center. Online searches and reviews from other patients can also be helpful. At Heimphysio you are at the right address. We have qualified physiotherapists who have experience in the field of geriatric physiotherapy.
How often should I seek geriatric physical therapy?
The frequency of treatment depends on the individual needs of the patient.