Mobile Physical Therapy
1310 Papin St.
Suite 109
St. Louis MO 63103
 
 
Phone:  (314) 558-1385
Fax:  (314) 558-2600
info@mobile-pt.com
Physical Therapy generally encompasses pain relief, strength and flexibility
training, proper postural alignment, regaining movement or range of
motion, improving and correcting posture, endurance training, relaxation
and stress relieving techniques, balance and coordination training, proper
walking, education, safety awareness and development/implementation of
a home exercise program.

Common Conditions Mobile Physical Therapy Can Treat:

General:
Weakness due to age, injury or illness,  cardiac conditions and
pulmonary conditions.

Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Conditions: Arthritis, trauma,
fractures, joint replacements, sports injuries, work injuries, overuse injuries,
ligament sprains, and muscle strains.

Neurological Conditions: Stroke, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury,
other nerve injuries, traumatic/non-traumatic brain injuries, developmental
delays, and multiple sclerosis.

Non-Specific Functional Decline: Increasing difficulty with walking,
balance, getting in and out of a bed or chair, and falling.

Fall Prevention and Safety Assessments:  provide evidence based fall
predicition tools and environmental safety assessments.

Senior Fitness Testing

Evaluation

The first visit with a physical therapist is comprised of an evaluation.
During an evaluation, the therapist will review the client's medical history
and current situation, conduct an exam, discuss the findings (assessment),
and formulate a plan with the client's input and goals.

History
The physical therapist will discuss several topics with the client (and
family/caregivers if needed):    

  • Current Problems
  • Medical History
  • Current Medications
  • Functional Deficits
  • Pain Levels
  • Coping Strategies
  • Goals for Therapy
  • Beliefs About Therapy
  • Outcome Questionnaires

Exam
The physical therapist will conduct the exam based on the history and
client tolerance.  The therapist may examine the following using referenced
based outcome scales when appropriate:    

  • Range of Motion
  • Strength
  • Muscle Length
  • Biomechanical Assessment
  • Functional Mobility
  • Balance
  • Gait
  • Task Specific Function

Assessment/Plan
The therapist will discuss with the client the results of the exam, and
together they will formulate a plan and goals to improve specific areas of
client concern.  Treatment frequency will also be determined by therapist
and client.  Typically plans can range from as often as 2-3 times per week,
to as little as once every 2 weeks.

Treatments

Treatments are based upon evaluation results, goals, reassessments as
needed, and patient tolerance and progress.  
Physical Therapy Services

We do not subscribe to the
"no pain, no gain"
philosophy!  Therapy
requires effort, not pain.


Remember that each
individual is different, so
each physical therapy
experience and program is
different.


Healing takes time,
diligence and compliance.


If you think you may need
physical therapy, speak to
your physician or contact
us.

If you are having difficulty
getting up
from a chair, and
getting in and out of bed
,
you many benefit from
physical therapy.


If you are having difficulty
bathing, you may benefit
from physical therapy.

Studies have also shown
that a fall (unintentionally
coming to rest on the
ground or lower surface)
can be a predictor of
problems in other area
including walking and
balance.

If you have fallen in the last
year, you may benefit from
physical therapy.