Restorative therapy is the process of optimizing a patient’s functions to either reach a higher level or maintain a current level. If a patient cannot walk alone, physical therapy may help them regain balance and take small steps. Restorative therapy aims to have that same patient progress to the point where they can easily walk by themselves at the pace they knew before physical therapy was necessary.
Senior Health Care Solution promotes and practices restorative therapy as an essential part of recovery. Often, restorative therapy is seen as the final step of the recovery process, and, while there are some exceptions, it usually comes fairly late in the process. Think of restorative therapy as a bridge between recovery and normality.
You can find an introduction to restorative therapy below. You will learn more about how restorative therapy is performed and the contexts in which it is used. Read on for more information regarding this vital part of the recovery process.
How is Restorative Therapy Performed?
In many ways, restorative therapy is a continuation of the physical therapy that likely preceded it. Suppose a patient achieved a relatively high level of performance and quality of life during physical therapy. In that case, restorative therapy will reinforce good habits that have been developed and ensure that the patient does not regress.
If physical therapy does not take a patient to their highest potential, restorative therapy might be the solution. In this case, restorative therapy can develop a care plan that gradually builds rigorously. If the medical professionals believe that a patient has yet to reach their full potential of mobility or strength, restorative therapy can be deployed to help those goals be achieved.
When is Restorative Therapy Used?
Restorative therapy can be used for multiple types of injuries and conditions that may come about. Apart from the movement and strength issues previously discussed, restorative therapy can also be used after speech therapy, memory rehabilitation or other treatments. Again, if the potential is still to be reached, restorative therapy can be deployed to find a solution.
The ultimate goal of restorative therapy is, as the name suggests, restoration. If a patient can emerge from restorative therapy at a level of physical fitness that is either at the same or a higher level than before, they have fulfilled the goal of restoration. Each patient should not just be able to function, but function at a quality level.
Restorative Therapy at Senior Health Care Solutions
Senior Health Care Solutions supports restorative therapy and the benefits it carries. If you or a loved one needs these services, reach out to us as soon as possible. Our compassionate staff of medical professionals will be at your service every step of the way.
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