Mobile Rehab provides in-home, outpatient Physical Therapy for seniors.
Covered by insurance
Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004
How do falls affect seniors?
Falls can have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of older people. Here are some ways that falls can affect older people:
Physical injury: Falls can result in physical injuries, such as fractures, bruises, and cuts. These injuries can be particularly serious for older people, as they may take longer to heal and can result in reduced mobility and independence.
Fear of falling: After experiencing a fall, older people may become fearful of falling again. This fear can lead to decreased activity levels and social isolation, which can further decrease overall health and wellbeing.
Loss of independence: Falls can result in a loss of independence, as older people may need assistance with daily activities or mobility. This can be particularly difficult for older people who value their independence and autonomy.
Increased healthcare costs: Falls can result in increased healthcare costs, including hospitalizations, medical treatment, and rehabilitation. These costs can be a financial burden for older people and their families.
Decline in overall health: Falls can lead to a decline in overall health, as older people may become more sedentary and experience decreased physical activity levels. This can lead to a range of health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and depression.
Given these potential impacts, it's important to take steps to prevent falls in older people. This can include regular exercise, home modifications to reduce fall risks, and regular check-ups with healthcare providers to identify and address any underlying health conditions that may increase fall risk.
What causes falls?
Falls among seniors can have a variety of causes. Here are some common factors that can increase the risk of falls:
Reduced muscle strength and flexibility: As people age, they may experience a decline in muscle strength and flexibility, which can make it more difficult to maintain balance and prevent falls.
Changes in vision: Changes in vision can make it more difficult to see potential fall hazards, such as uneven surfaces or obstacles in the environment.
Medication side effects: Certain medications can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or confusion, which can increase the risk of falls.
Chronic health conditions: Chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, Parkinson's disease, and diabetes, can increase the risk of falls by affecting balance and mobility.
Environmental hazards: Hazards in the home or community, such as loose rugs, poor lighting, or uneven surfaces, can increase the risk of falls.
Foot problems: Foot problems, such as foot pain, decreased sensation, or difficulty walking, can increase the risk of falls.
Poor balance and coordination: Poor balance and coordination can increase the risk of falls, particularly in older adults who have experienced a fall in the past.
How can physical therapy reduce the risk of falling?
Physical therapy can be an effective way to reduce the risk of falling among seniors. Here are some ways that physical therapy can help:
Improve strength and balance: Physical therapists can design exercise programs to improve muscle strength, flexibility, and balance. This can help improve overall physical function and reduce the risk of falls.
Assess gait and mobility: Physical therapists can assess a person's gait and mobility to identify any underlying issues that may increase the risk of falls. They can then design interventions to address these issues, such as improving walking speed or stride length.
Address underlying health conditions: Physical therapists can work with healthcare providers to address underlying health conditions that may increase fall risk, such as Parkinson's disease or arthritis.
Improve confidence and independence: By improving physical function and reducing fall risk, physical therapy can help improve a person's confidence and independence. This can lead to increased participation in daily activities and improved overall quality of life.
Provide education and support: Physical therapists can provide education and support to help seniors understand their fall risk and take steps to reduce it. This can include education on home modifications, fall prevention strategies, and other interventions to reduce fall risk.
Overall, physical therapy can be an effective way to reduce the risk of falling among seniors. By addressing underlying physical and health issues, improving strength and balance, and providing education and support, physical therapy can help seniors maintain their independence and improve their overall health and wellbeing.
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.