There are now physical therapy services where they come to your home. This is important for those who have been hurt and had their mobility hindered or even taken away. So that saves them a trip.
But what can you do to prepare your place for this physical therapist? We are here to help you with that. Read on to learn more.
Make Sure That Your Place Is Clean
Usually, when you go to a physical therapist’s office, it will be very clean and sterile. You need to try to make it clean for them. If you are disabled, then you might consider hiring a cleaning service the day before.
This also includes ventilating your home if you happen to do something like smoke. Your physical therapist may be sensitive to the smell of it. Do everything you can … and discuss it with them beforehand.
Make Sure To Make Space
When you see your physical therapist in their office, they tend to have a lot of open space to be able to maneuver themselves around and do what they need to do. You may need to have space yourself to do particular exercises. So you need to try to make that happen for your home.
Try to move some furniture around - or have a family member do it for you - to create those open spaces. Of course, this is contingent on how much space you have in your home. There is only so much you could do when you live in a studio apartment, for example.
Talk To The Physical Therapist About Pets
You might love your cat or dog and consider them your own children. That is great for you - you get company and never feel alone. But it could be annoying and even possibly dangerous for your physical therapist.
This goes well beyond the chance your pet might do something like bite or scratch the physical therapist. They may be allergic and their reaction to even the pet’s hair could be anything from mild to life-threatening. So talk with them beforehand and make sure that you are on the same page.
These are just some of the things that you can do to make the whole thing easier for both you and the physical therapist who is visiting your home. If you do the above, though, it should be much more pleasant for the both of you. Then you can concentrate on getting better.