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re: Physical Therapy was posted 12/31/2006 05:34 pm by Just me Jill
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Hi Barb, I just posted on this issue earlier today to Kim. I'm re-posting my message here, for you now. Let me know if you have any other questions. Best to you and your husband, and wishing for progress towards recovery each day! Jill

Kim- home PT for Dad? was posted 12/31/2006 12:33 pm by Just me Jill E-mail Address:

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Message Text Hi Kim, I work as a PT for a VNA. Someone like your Dad might benefit from home PT (should be covered by his health insurance). With someone like your Dad, as a PT I would teach him a home ex. program and give him written copy of ex. to follow thru with, I would assess him to see if a walker (either with or without wheels) might help him walk with a bit more support and confidence. As he improved, I would advance his exercises and work on stairs, walking to mailbox, etc.

Perhaps his doctor would be willing to order a home PT eval? Just a thought....



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