Mobile Rehab provides in-home, outpatient Physical Therapy for seniors.
Covered by insurance
Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004
What are postural issues?
Postural issues refer to abnormal alignment or positioning of the body, often resulting from poor posture habits, musculoskeletal imbalances, or structural abnormalities. Poor posture can put undue stress on the muscles, joints, and other structures of the body, leading to pain, discomfort, and dysfunction.
Some common postural issues include:
Forward head posture: This occurs when the head is positioned forward of the shoulders, putting undue stress on the neck and upper back.
Rounded shoulders: This occurs when the shoulders are rolled forward, resulting in a hunched posture that can lead to neck, shoulder, and upper back pain.
Kyphosis: This is an excessive rounding of the upper back, often resulting from poor posture habits or structural abnormalities.
Lordosis: This is an excessive inward curvature of the lower back, often resulting from poor posture habits or musculoskeletal imbalances.
Scoliosis: This is a lateral curvature of the spine, often resulting from structural abnormalities.
Postural issues can have a significant impact on a person's overall health and well-being, leading to pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. Physical therapy can help identify and address postural issues by developing a customized treatment plan that includes exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and posture awareness.
What are the symptoms of poor posture?
Poor posture can cause a range of symptoms, including:
Pain: Poor posture can cause pain in various areas of the body, including the neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, and knees.
Stiffness: Poor posture can cause stiffness in the joints and muscles, making it difficult to move freely.
Fatigue: Poor posture can cause fatigue in the muscles, leading to decreased energy and overall function.
Headaches: Poor posture can contribute to tension headaches, especially if the neck and upper back muscles are affected.
Breathing difficulties: Poor posture can limit lung capacity, making it more difficult to breathe.
Digestive issues: Poor posture can affect digestion by putting pressure on the stomach and intestines.
Poor balance: Poor posture can affect balance by altering the center of gravity and making it more difficult to maintain stability.
How can physical therapy help with postural issues?
Physical therapy can be very effective in helping to correct postural issues. A physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation to identify the specific causes of the postural issue and develop an individualized treatment plan.
Here are some ways physical therapy can help with postural issues:
Strengthening exercises: Physical therapy exercises can target weak muscles and improve strength in the muscles that support good posture.
Stretching and flexibility exercises: Tight muscles can contribute to postural issues, so physical therapy may include stretching exercises to improve flexibility and reduce muscle tension.
Posture training: A physical therapist can provide instruction on how to maintain proper posture and make adjustments to positioning throughout the day to reduce strain on the muscles and joints.
Manual therapy: Hands-on techniques, such as massage or joint mobilization, can be used to relieve pain and improve range of motion.
Education and lifestyle modification: Physical therapists can provide education on ergonomics, body mechanics, and lifestyle modifications that can improve posture and reduce postural issues.
By addressing the underlying causes of postural issues through physical therapy, patients can improve their posture, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries.
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
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$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 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.