Therapy Partners of Texas serves families in the Houston & Galveston area by providing quality, in-home safety evaluations & assessmentsphysical therapyoccupational therapy, massage therapy, certified nurse's aidestelehealthspeech therapy.  In support of our therapy patients, we are also connected to home care agencies which provide nursing & social service resources. 

 

Our goal is to maximize the independence and wellness of our clients in the comfort and privacy of their homes and to improve each client’s quality of life through in-home therapeutic activities that promote recovery, vitality, and improved health. We are dedicated to making life healthier, more purposeful, active, and fun, regardless of age and physical limitations.

 

We provide private pay services and also partner with area home health care companies for therapy provided to Medicare beneficiaries.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY AT HOME

 

Our physical therapy home care services help patients recover from surgery, accident or illness in the comfort and privacy of their familiar surroundings. The goal of physical therapy is to help individuals regain the physical mobility, strength, and endurance needed to live as independently as possible. Our experienced therapists provide recuperative and continued physical therapy at home. We combine education and one-on-one treatment to actively involve clients in their own care, working together to achieve shared goals. Coordination and integration with other therapies to enhance daily living is also a part of the Therapy Partners of Texas therapy plan.

 

Physical Therapy Home Care Services:

 

HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS

What is a Home Safety Evaluation?

 

A Home Safety Evaluation is an assessment of a patient’s home living environment with a goal of increasing the safety of the home for the person who resides there.  It is an attempt to obtain the best “patient and environmental match” to help minimize injury to the patient while in the home.  An occupational/or physical therapist will visit and assess the home and patient, looking for aspects of the home that may be unsafe/less safe for the particular individual.  These aspects are identified and noted in a report to the patient/family and referring provider, with suggestions for changes in the home also reported.

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TELEHEALTH FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

 

Have you ever wanted your physical therapist to teach you how to move better in your home? Do you have a difficult time getting to your appointments?

 

Telehealth — a live, one-on-one video appointment with your PT — may be a solution. Telehealth is becoming a popular option that enables patients to see and talk to their health care providers, including a growing number of PTs, from the comfort and convenience of home.

Here are a few reasons to consider telehealth physical therapy:

1. Accessibility.

Telehealth can help you stay connected with your physical therapist after initial in-person visits. Telehealth may also increase your ability to connect with a PT who is experienced in treating people with your condition or who is a board-certified clinical specialist, who may not be near you. It also can help people who live in areas where access to physical therapy is lacking.

2. Home safety.

If falling is a concern, a virtual telehealth appointment with your PT is an opportunity to discuss ways to improve the safety of your home. They also can discuss what you should do if you fall.

3. Personalized care.

During a private telehealth visit, you will work one-on-one with your PT, without distractions. You also can involve family members or caregivers in your appointment, if you like.

4. Success rates.

Patients who take part in telehealth physical therapy are more likely to stick to their home exercise programs. Your PT can provide you a safe and effective home exercise program to do at home based on your specific needs and goals. Sticking to your exercise prescription is a vital part of your long-term health.

5. Time savings.

There’s no waiting room. And after your telehealth appointment, you can quickly get back to what you were doing at home without having to spend time on the road.

6. Transportation.

No need to drive! A telehealth appointment reduces the burden of commuting to and from appointments. Telehealth works well for parents with a child at home, caregivers concerned about the physical demands of transporting their loved one to and from appointments, and those who don’t have easy access to transportation.

The majority of patients who have participated in telehealth physical therapy were satisfied with their experience and would do it again. Patients expressed feeling connected and supported by their telehealth physical therapist. Having this support at home while going through rehabilitation is valuable. Studies show that telehealth physical therapy can result in equal or better outcomes.

 

What are the considerations for telehealth physical therapy?

Telehealth may or may not be available in your area or may not be covered by your insurance provider. Also, you likely will need to meet in person with your PT for an initial evaluation and to determine if telehealth physical therapy is the right approach for you.  

Who can participate in telehealth physical therapy?

People of all ages and who have a variety of symptoms and medical conditions may be candidates for telehealth. A few examples of conditions for which a PT can help you virtually include:

  • Balance.

  • Postoperative care.

  • Chronic pain management.

  • Cancer rehabilitation.

  • Other conditions your PT determines are appropriate for telehealth.

MASSAGE THERAPY AT HOME

 

Studies indicate that massage therapy has a variety of benefits for helping people recover from surgeries, including:

  • Decreasing postoperative pain and intensity

  • Reducing postoperative pain stress and anxiety

  • Mitigating sympathetic responses to postoperative pain

  • Decreasing doses of analgesics

  • Boosting levels of calmness and feelings of well-being

  • Reducing inflammation and scar tissue

  • Helping regain full range of motion without discomfort

  • Aiding in the re-alignment of muscles and joints

POST STROKE REHABILITATION AT HOME

 

Therapy Partners of Texas offers coordinated therapeutic services to improve the quality of life for individuals recovering from a stroke. Physical therapy is an integral part of post-stroke rehabilitation. Speech and occupational therapy are also often recommended. Physical therapy helps prevent muscle tightening and cramping, improves balance, and re-educates musclesEquipment ordering is often integral to maintaining independence.

Specific therapy services include:

SPEECH THERAPY AT HOME

 

Adults may need speech therapy home care services after a stroke, illness, or traumatic accident that changes their ability to use language. Speech therapy focuses on receptive language, or the ability to understand the words spoken to you, and expressive language, or the ability to use words to express yourself. It also deals with the mechanics of producing words, such as articulation, pitch, fluency, and volume.

 

The goal of speech therapy is to improve or eliminate symptoms that impede speech such as:

  • Chewing and swallowing difficulties

  • Oral-motor functioning

  • Speech sound production

  • Breath support for speech

  • Vocal quality and loudness

  • Cognition for communication (examples: memory, sequencing, problem-solving,

  • Verbal reasoning, (safety-awareness)

  • Accent reduction

  • Disfluency (stuttering)

  • Pragmatics (social skills displayed in communication)

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AT HOME

 

Occupational therapy  home care services help patients perform the everyday activities they want and need to do. Our focus is to provide practical therapeutic services and adapt the home environment to optimize lifestyle goals. Therapy Partners of Texas provides a comprehensive evaluation of a client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommends adaptive equipment, and provides training for the use of such equipment. We also offer guidance and education to family members and caregivers. Our clients are an integral part of our team.  Additionally, our occupational therapists work with other Therapy Partners of Texas therapists to coordinate and optimize rehabilitative care.

ORTHOPEDIC REHABILITATION AT HOME

Orthopedic rehabilitation is beneficial following hip replacement, knee replacement, and for osteoarthritis and other bone-related disorders. Bone fractures of all sorts happen frequently and are commonly seen by physical therapists every day. Whether the fracture occurs in the femur, ankle, pelvis, clavicle or any other location on the body, immediate medical attention is required.

Physical therapy is most often incorporated into a bone fracture patient’s therapeutic routine after sufficient healing has taken place and the bone is properly aligned. After enduring a bone fracture, a physician may recommend physical therapy for patients at varying stages of their convalescence depending on what he/she feels will optimize full recovery. Physical therapy will help to strengthen the bone and the muscle tissue surrounding the bone in order to help the patient regain full range of motion, independent mobility, and function.

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SURGICAL REHABILITATION & RECOVERY AT HOME

Therapy Partners of Texas offers surgical rehabilitation and recovery services for patients who have not met their return-to-function goals after outpatient physical therapy, or if they have just returned home “acutely” after surgery. In-home post-surgical recovery can help with:

  • Pain management

  • Edema control

  • Pacing/activity management strategies

  • Overall return to function

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