Home health physical therapy encompasses a wide range of services that PTs and PTAs provide in the home.
If you practice physical therapy in a home setting, we have resources to support you.
The APTA Home Health Section is specifically dedicated to those who share a common interest in the delivery of physical therapy in the home and other alternative settings within the community.
Home health care can be cost-efficient, convenient, and as effective as the care patients get in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. Home health PTs and PTAs work one-on-one with patients in their own environment, making services completely relevant to the patient's needs and goals.
Additional Home Health Physical Therapy Content
Oct 30, 2020 / Analysis
PTs and PTAs can play a major role in wound care. This analysis takes a closer look at relevant interventions and practice settings.
Jul 24, 2020 / Article
Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, lays out key challenges facing the physical therapy profession, key research priorities, and key opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jan 28, 2020 / Review
No physical therapy was linked to a 60% probability of ADL improvement; probability rose to 75% for patients receiving any physical therapy.
Nov 1, 2019 / News
What's in the final 2020 home health payment rule from CMS?
Oct 1, 2019 / Article
The Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT) measures fingertip dexterity and gross movement coordination of the fingers, hands, and arms. It was first introduced by Joseph Tiffin in 1948 as a functional assessment screen for hand dexterity in applicants for assembly-line work.
May 29, 2019 / Article
Cheryl Till, PT, discusses the joys of gardening and eldercare.
May 1, 2019 / Column
Here's what's true about the Patient-Driven Groupings Model-and what's not.
Dec 8, 2015 / Article
Used to assess concussions in athletes who are aged 13 years or older.
May 22, 2018 / Review
There's no place like home for engaging in the levels of physical activity that can aid in recovery poststroke—at least compared with hospitals.
Dec 1, 2017 / Article
Used for patients diagnosed with idiopathic PD of any stage, according to the Hoehn and Yahr Staging Scale (H&Y).