Mobile Rehab provides in-home, outpatient Physical Therapy for seniors.
Covered by insurance
Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004
What can cause hip pain?
Hip pain in seniors can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Osteoarthritis: This is the most common cause of hip pain in seniors. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints wears down over time, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the hip joint.
Fractures: Seniors are at an increased risk of hip fractures due to decreased bone density and increased susceptibility to falls. Fractures can cause sudden and severe hip pain, as well as difficulty moving the affected leg.
Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae (small, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints) can cause pain in the hip area.
Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons around the hip joint can cause pain and discomfort.
Muscle strains or sprains: Overuse or sudden movements can cause strains or sprains in the muscles around the hip joint, leading to pain and discomfort.
Sciatica: Compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down through the hips and legs, can cause hip pain and discomfort.
Osteoporosis: Seniors with osteoporosis are at an increased risk of hip fractures and other bone injuries, which can cause hip pain.
Cancer: In rare cases, hip pain in seniors may be a sign of cancer that has spread to the bones in the hip area.
It's important for seniors experiencing hip pain to seek medical attention to determine the underlying cause of their symptoms and receive appropriate treatment.
How does hip pain affect function?
Hip pain can significantly affect a person's function and quality of life. The hip joint is responsible for bearing much of the body's weight and supporting movement, so when it is affected by pain or stiffness, many daily activities become difficult or impossible to perform.
Some ways that hip pain can affect function include:
Mobility: Pain and stiffness in the hip joint can make it difficult to walk, climb stairs, and perform other activities that require hip movement.
Balance: The hip joint plays an important role in maintaining balance, so pain or weakness in this area can increase the risk of falls.
Independence: Hip pain can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks, such as getting dressed, cooking, and cleaning, which can impact a person's independence and quality of life.
Sleep: Hip pain can make it difficult to get comfortable in bed, leading to disrupted sleep and fatigue.
Mental health: Chronic pain can have a negative impact on mental health, leading to anxiety, depression, and a decreased sense of well-being.
How can physical therapy help with hip pain?
- Exercise: Physical therapy may involve exercises to strengthen the muscles around the hip joint, improve flexibility and range of motion, and reduce pain and stiffness. This can help improve function and reduce the risk of further injury.
- Manual therapy: Physical therapists may use manual techniques, such as massage or joint mobilization, to reduce pain and improve range of motion in the hip joint.
- Education: Physical therapists can educate patients on proper posture and body mechanics, and provide strategies for performing daily activities safely and effectively to reduce stress on the hip joint.
- Assistive devices: Physical therapists may recommend the use of assistive devices such as canes or walkers to help reduce the amount of weight placed on the hip joint during walking or other activities.
Frequently asked questions
Patients trust Mobile Rehab
The physical therapist came to our house and carefully reviewed our case. He designed therapies and strategies that have worked well for us. For example, my husband could not get off the floor by himself and I could not lift him when he fell. Together we learned techniques to cope with this situation in our home. Joshua designed fun and effective exercises to improve strength and flexibility. My husband can now get in and out of chairs and cars without help and walks more easily. Since we used equipment in and around the home, my husband can remember and apply what he has learned. Mobile Rehab accepted our insurance and worked out approval to provide services. We did not need a referral from our doctor. My husband and I highly recommend Mobile Rehab if you or a loved one needs physical therapy.Jerry from Pittsboro
I wanted to tell you how much better I think Mom is since starting your PT. She has been less off balance, quicker to equilibrate to standing, and has had more stamina. I also think she is less depressed and feels more accomplished. Josh has been prompt and polite, as well as engaging in conversation to make Mom feel at ease. Thank you!Karen Pool - Google Review
In my many years of experience with PT for a variety of injuries, I have never worked with a therapist as knowledgeable, energetic, patient, and committed to my recovery and health as Celeste. She is interested in the cause of the problem and finding solutions, rather than only dealing with superficial symptoms. The manual work she does always leaves me feeling better and the exercises/stretches she has taught me target exactly where the problems lie. I can tell that I’m noticeably stronger and more flexible because of them. Anyone who gets to work with Celeste is lucky indeed! Judy R - 72 years young 😉
Both my husband and I are working with Amy, a PT for Mobile Rehab. She has been helping me after knee replacement surgery, and is working with my husband with balance, strengthening and walking. She is a gem! She is enthusiastic, engaging, and always positive. I would gladly recommend Amy and Mobile Rehab to anyone who needs physical therapy!Mona Harrison - Google Review
Oh my goodness, I cannot say enough good things about my therapist, Jennifer. After having a complete shoulder replacement and being discharged by my doctor, he recommended that I could still need therapy to help get me back to “normal”. My friend in Asheville recommended Jennifer to me. I set up an appointment and Jen showed up, right on time, at my apartment with her folding table in tow. She was so knowledgeable about how my shoulder worked, the muscles, tendons and the rotator cuff. After working on the painful spots I complained about, she set up a plan to work out the stiffness and soreness. Now, after 2 visits per week for four weeks, I feel like a new woman. At her last visit, she gave me the coping skills I needed to keep my shoulder in good shape. I am so impressed with her work that I recommend her highly as my most favored therapist.Jane Cumby - Google Review
Deb's professional manner is greatly appreciated as she continues to help me maintain my mobility with a variety of exercises and movements. Her positive attitude during my sessions gives me a sense of well-being.Nancy C. - Google Review
Erin Rankin and Cheryl Reid are skilled physical therapists. As a Parkinson's patient, I have benefited greatly from their expertise. I feel that by keeping my muscles stretched, I have contributed to my current state of mobility. If they are going to be a few minutes late, they are thoughtful and considerate by sending a text to me. When scheduling appointments, efforts are made to accommodate my specific timing needs. Due to the longevity of our relationships, levels of trust have been built. Their pleasant personalities add to the care they give. I look forward to seeing them each week. Nancy C - Google Review
The therapist from Mobile Rehab has been fantastic and very helpful to me. She clearly is the best PT I have ever had.Laureen F of Chapel Hill
Each time a PT moves on we think no one could be as good and them amazingly they seem to be even better. Have used for years and always with great satisfactionSue Clark - Google Review
I have been so impressed with Mobile Rehab. I've been working with Lacey K. DPT. post-op for a knee replacement. She is extremely professional, answers all of my questions and it seems not to bother her if I ask the same question again! She works me hard and that's what I need. She'll tell me either I'm doing it right or will correct me in a very calm and pleasant manner. Lacey explains everything I'm doing and why. I can't say enough good things about Mobile Rehab especially Lacey!Mary Beth Bryman - Google Review
Use your insurance or pay privately
$0 per visit
Many Medicare plans with a supplement policy will cover all of our fees.
Same as a clinic
Pay the same copay as if you went to a clinic for therapy. We accept many major insurances and will verify your benefits before starting.
Easy payment options available.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Contact Us by Phone, Email, or Fax
We’ll help you check your insurance benefits. You do not need to be homebound and you should not be currently receiving any other physical therapy or skilled nursing services in the home.
Schedule an Evaluation
We will match you with a therapist and have them contact you to plan a date, time and location that works best for you.
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We make it simple to get the care you need… and exceed your expectations while doing so.
We provide research-based, individualized fall prevention interventions that have been shown to greatly reduce your risk of falling and injuries, including the OTAGO fall prevention program.
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Avoid driving to a clinic and get the individualized care you deserve. We work with many conditions ranging from post-stroke, Parkinson’s, vertigo to rotator cuff dysfunction and much more. Contact us for details.
After Home Health
We can improve care continuity by providing in home therapy even after you have been discharged by a Home Health agency. Avoid the hassle of driving and continue to make progress towards your goals.
Strength and Conditioning
We can help you improve your strength, mobility, range of motion, or any other functional limitations that impair your daily activity.
We develop individualized care plans to help manage your aches and pains through exercise and hands-on techniques.