HCRC offers in-home services by experienced Physiotherapists. Treatment in home will help you address symptoms such as pain, reduced mobility, balance, strength and function and assist you to develop strategies to function at your best at home, in your community or at your workplace. Education and guidance can be provided regarding equipment you may require.
Who can benefit from in-home or community based treatment?
- OHIP based resources and services such as home care offered by CCAC may be limited and after a surgery or hospitalization you may require additional physiotherapy to maximize your gains and return to your usual activity. Once you have made enough gains, you can access an outpatient clinical setting to complete your treatment plan.
- We continue to treat a variety of conditions and work with various ages and groups through a home care setting.
- In home physiotherapy may be the best choice for you if have difficulty or are unable to leave your home and require physiotherapy services.
- Children can receive physiotherapy sessions in a comfortable environment and with toys and games that they are already familiar with.
- If you have specific exercise needs, such as the development of a water based therapy program, community based therapy services at a local pool may meet your goals.
Would in-home or community based physiotherapy treatment differ from in-clinic treatment?
Yes, there are some differences.
- To provide safe and effective physiotherapy care, we attempt to use as many modalities, manual techniques and exercises as is possible in your environment, however, much of the equipment and modalities available on site at the clinic cannot be used in-home or community. We will encourage clinic based treatment if you have made enough gains to do so.
- You may be appropriate for treatment provided by a Certified Kinesiologist or Physiotherapy Assistant who works under the supervision of your Physiotherapist. Your Physiotherapist will provide you with information regarding appropriate treatment choices for you.
Is in-home or community based care physiotherapy covered by insurance plans?
Yes, most insurance plans cover in-home physiotherapy services or a portion of this service under your physiotherapy coverage. Some insurance plans require a doctor’s prescription for physiotherapy, while others do not need a referral. Contact your insurance company to be sure.
Working with Other Health Care Providers
If you have a pain problem, are having difficulty with activities of daily living such as dressing or bathing or experiencing difficulty with speech, emotional challenges or cognitive changes, we can work together with health professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists.