A Disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental or some combination of these.
“Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments and activity limitations. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action.”
—World Health Organization
In Your Home Therapy’s team of Ontario registered healthcare professionals have experience in treating those who suffer from: Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Cancer treatment, ADD/ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Paralysis and Parkinson’s disease.
Physiotherapy can help those suffering with disabilities by addressing their pain and mobility limitations through functional exercises and stretches designed to specifically improve their posture, range of motion and strength. We all need a little help now and then, working with a Physiotherapist can help those with impairments and activity limitations by strengthening your upper body to assist you from getting in and out of a wheel chair or support your weight when using a walker or cane.
A physiotherapist can also help motivate and direct focus for those who lack the drive to carry on a prescriptive home exercise program given to them by their physician or specialist.
What to expect: A Registered Physiotherapist will provide a complete assessment focusing in on your main concerns, which may be chronic pain, decreases mobility or loss of function. Based on the assessment findings a treatment plan will be developed and therapy will begin.
As a passive alternative to physiotherapy and massage therapy, acupuncture can benefit those suffering from disabilities in numerous ways. If you are unable to lie prone or issues with limited mobility prevent you from performing your prescriptive exercises or even receiving massage therapy, Acupuncture can assist you! Acupuncture is a relatively pain free way to reduce inflammation associated with chronic pain, while muscular acupuncture can be a very affective we way to target a muscle group and improve its functional range of motion.
If your disability or medication makes it difficult for you to get a consistent nights sleep you will always be at a disadvantage when it comes to recovery. When you sleep your body repairs itself and recovers from the stress and physical strains from the day. If you do not get a good nights sleep it will takes longer for your body and mind to recover, this accumulates over weeks and months and can manifest itself in other conditions. Acupuncture can be a very effective drug free way to help improve your sleep pattern, thus increasing your body’s ability to recover and handle the next days work load.
“I always enjoy my visit from my therapist Jennifer. She understands my needs and works with me to give me the best possible result. She makes the workout enjoyable with her great sense of humour. It makes it so much easier that they come to my home and the hours are always flexible and convenient”.
– Jim In Toronto
Massage therapy can help improve the quality of life of those suffering from disabilities in many ways. A regular Massage therapy treatment can improve ones circulation, decrease muscle tension and joint stiffness, reduce inflammation and arthritis pain, improve mobility by increasing ones functional range of motion.
Simply put, there is no substitute for human touch! A massage can help anyone suffering from chronic pain by improving their quality of sleep, mood and reduce their anxiety.
One of the benefits of Osteopathy is the fact it is primarily passive. For those suffering from a disability such as: Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Fibromyalgia, Paralysis and Parkinson’s disease. Osteopathy treatment techniques such as soft tissue stretching will help to increase blood flow and improve flexibility of joints and muscles.
Articulation to mobilize joints passively taking them through their range of motion will help improve mobility by increasing ones functional range of motion and reduce inflammation and arthritis pain.
While techniques like muscle energy will help to release tightness on the muscles by alternatively being stretched and made to work against resistance. This can be an effective course of treatment to restore ones circulation, decrease muscle tension and joint stiffness.
Our Personal Support Workers can assist with tasks of daily living. Including but not limited to; mobility assistance,companionship, bathing, shopping, cleaning, walking, reading, meal preparation, family / care giver reprive.
a PSW can help supplement a physiotherapists care by assisting with range of motion exercises, ambulating and mobilization of the patient and other rehabilitative measures. as well as observe and report clinical and treatment information and any behavioral changes.
“Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) are local agencies that provide information about care options in your area. The CCACs were established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in 1996 to help the public access government-funded home and community services, and long-term care homes”.
“Community Care Access Centres coordinate services for seniors, people with disabilities and people who need health care services to help them live independently in the community”
If you or a loved one suffering from a new or existing disability like: Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, Diabetes, Paralysis and Parkinson’s disease. You may qualify for in home care from CCAC.
In Your Home Therapy is a private mobile physiotherapy clinic that often works to supplement the care of CCAC. Before contacting us please check and see if you are eligible for their assistance.
Follow the link for more information: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ltc/8_home_comm_mn.aspx