HOME ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT
Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Massage Therapists, Dietitians, and Social Workers assess and treat clients in their home. The Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists are ADP authorizers enabling them to assess the client in their home for mobility aids (standard walker, rollator walker, wheelchair, scooter, electric wheelchair, special seating etc). We service clients who are in need of in-home treatment for acute and chronic conditions and also those clients who have a mental health problem/addiction.
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By Registered Occupational Therapists
Clients undergo assessment in their home to determine safety in the home, wheelchair and mobility needs, equipment in the home to assist with ADL (activities of daily living) and ability to access the community. Occupational Therapists also assess the client’s ability to perform personal self-care activities, the need for homemaking, and assistance with home maintenance, kitchen tasks, laundry tasks, outdoor maintenance and child care tasks and cognitive ability. Equipment needs are assessed and the Occupational Therapist works closely with vendors in the community to supply the client with their equipment needs.
A home assessment may be performed:
- when a client is experiencing difficulty performing their daily activities (self care, homemaking, child care)
- when the client is experiencing difficulty with mobility in the home or there is a question of safety in the home
- when there is a need for home modifications or equipment which may increase the client’s independence in the home.
- when a client is unable to access the community and may need Wheelchair or Mobility device.
- when a client’s safety at home is in question
- when a client’s cognitive abilities are in question
- Assessment and treatment of mental health issues
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By Registered Physiotherapists
The Physiotherapist performs assessments and treatment regimes for clients who are ill and unable to access the community. A client in need of pain relief and/or joint mobilization at the early stages following injury or surgery needs the advice and direction of a Physiotherapist.
- Physiotherapists assess the client for their mobility in their homes, how they function on stairs and their need for mobility devices; canes, crutches or rollators.
- They provide exercise routines to increase the strength of the client, increase their tolerance to activity, increase range of motion and stimulate function of neurologically impaired muscle groups.
- The physiotherapist treats a client in their home until the client is able to progress into out-patient physiotherapy or until they are familiar with their home exercise program.
- Early physiotherapy intervention for joint and muscle strains, injuries, fractures and post surgery will promote faster healing, improved range of motion, improved strength and normal functioning of joints and muscles.
The physiotherapists at Integrated Rehab Professionals have been involved with the Total Joint Network Research Project of the Greater Toronto Area and promote early mobility of their clients who have had a total knee or hip arthroplasty.
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By Masters of Social Work
Social Workers visit the client in their home for counselling for a variety of reasons. Social work service is a professional health care discipline that provides counseling, advocacy, education and support for psychosocial problems, which impact client care and adjustment to illness. Social Workers at Integrated Rehab Professionals provide intervention to General Adult populations and to Mental Health clients in the community.
Clients whose recovery or quality of life is negatively impacted benefit from the following social work intervention:
- Advocacy and Counselling related to illness, disability and loss
- Counselling to support for poor coping ability (demonstrating difficulty with current health status)
- Community support services for inadequate or ineffective support systems (social isolation)
- Counselling for situational depression
- Family conflict intervention/ Power of Attorney, Guardianship
- Assistance with financial/housing crisis
- Advocate for abuse/neglect of basic needs (physical, emotional, financial, social or suspicion of same)
- Support for multiple stresses (conflict related to care, grief, role change etc.)
- Support in palliative situations ( during discovery, treatment, remission, death and bereavement)
- Counselling for Mental health crises, issues or coping difficulties
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REGISTERED MASSAGE THERAPY
By Registered Massage Therapists
The Massage Therapist assesses and treats clients in their homes. Massage Therapy is the assessment and treatment of the soft tissues of the body by hands-on manipulation. Its purpose is to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function and relieve pain. Massage therapy is the oldest form of treatment and one that is used in every culture. Today Massage Therapy is the fastest growing complimentary therapy. As consumers become more aware of their health and well being, their focus has begun to shift to include health prevention and maintenance. Along with primary care and rehabilitation, massage therapy now plays an integral part of this combined approach.
Massage therapy provides an alternative health option to help with the soft tissue discomfort associated with every day and occupational stresses, muscular overuse and many chronic pain syndromes. It can also reduce the development of painful muscular patterning such as: constant low back pain or headaches associated with an accident or another type of trauma or associated with poor positioning during the workday.
Massage therapy is offered at our clinic and in the home. The Massage Therapists are registered with the Ontario College of Massage Therapists and are licensed under the Regulated Health Professionals Act. They provide rehabilitation massages for those patients suffering from whiplash (motor vehicle accidents), headaches, tension and migraines, back and neck pain, chronic stress disorders, sports injuries, fibromyalgia, arthritis and discomfort due to pregnancy. Massage Therapy produces decreased body tension and emotional stress, improved range of motion, decreased swelling and inflammation and decreased pain, stiffness, and muscle spasm. s
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