Physical Therapy for generalized weakness

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Mobile Rehab provides in-home, outpatient Physical Therapy for seniors.



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Locally owned and operated in North Carolina since 2004

What is generalized weakness?

Generalized weakness is a medical term used to describe a feeling of weakness or lack of strength throughout the body. This condition can affect a person's ability to perform daily activities and can be caused by a variety of factors.

Generalized weakness can be a symptom of many different underlying conditions, such as infections, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, or cardiovascular disease. It can also be caused by lifestyle factors such as lack of sleep, poor nutrition, or sedentary behavior.

Source: Medline Plus

What are the symptoms of generalized weakness?

Generalized weakness is a medical term used to describe a feeling of weakness or lack of strength throughout the body. The symptoms of generalized weakness can vary depending on the underlying cause, but may include:

  1. Fatigue: A feeling of tiredness or lack of energy that can affect a person's ability to perform daily activities.

  2. Difficulty with physical activities: Weakness in the muscles can make it difficult to perform physical tasks such as lifting objects or climbing stairs.

  3. Muscle weakness: Weakness in the muscles can cause a person to feel weak and unsteady, and can make it difficult to perform everyday tasks.

  4. Difficulty speaking or swallowing: Generalized weakness can affect the muscles in the throat and mouth, making it difficult to speak or swallow.

  5. Dizziness: Feeling lightheaded or dizzy can be a symptom of generalized weakness.

  6. Changes in vision: Blurred or double vision can be a symptom of generalized weakness.

  7. Numbness or tingling: A sensation of numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or other parts of the body can be a symptom of generalized weakness.

It is important to see a healthcare provider if you experience generalized weakness, especially if it is persistent or accompanied by other symptoms, as it could be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition.

How can physical therapy help with generalized weakness?

Physical therapy can be an effective treatment for generalized weakness by helping to improve strength, mobility, and flexibility. A physical therapist can create a personalized exercise program that is designed to address the underlying causes of the weakness and help the individual regain strength and function.

The specific techniques used in physical therapy will depend on the underlying cause of the weakness, but may include:

  1. Strengthening exercises: Strengthening exercises are designed to improve muscle strength and endurance. These exercises may involve the use of weights, resistance bands, or other equipment to target specific muscle groups.
  2. Balance training: Balance training can help to improve stability and prevent falls. Exercises may include standing on one leg or walking on uneven surfaces.
  3. Range of motion exercises: Range of motion exercises are designed to improve flexibility and mobility. These exercises may include stretching or joint mobilization techniques.
  4. Aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise can help to improve cardiovascular health and overall fitness. These exercises may include walking, cycling, or swimming.

Overall, physical therapy can help to improve strength, mobility, and function in individuals with generalized weakness, allowing them to better perform daily activities and improve their quality of life.

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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
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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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Many Medicare plans with a supplement policy will cover all of our fees.

Commercial Insurance

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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.

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  • 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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Fall Prevention

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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General Rehab

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.

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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.

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Strength and Conditioning

We can help you improve your strength, mobility, range of motion, or any other functional limitations that impair your daily activity.

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Pain Relief

We develop individualized care plans to help manage your aches and pains through exercise and hands-on techniques.