Skip to main content

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.


Recommended Content

Minimizing Risk in Home Health Physical Therapy

Apr 14, 2020 / News

Good to Be Home

Feb 1, 2020 / Feature

Medicare Payment for Home Health

Feb 1, 2020

We help you keep track of evolving payment policies for home health.

APTA Home Health Section

Jan 1, 2020 / Website

Additional Home Health Physical Therapy Content

Postacute Care Study: A Deeper Dive

May 21, 2021 / Article

A recent large-scale study of postacute care sponsored has the potential to change the conversation on payment in these settings. This podcast takes a closer look at the TOPS study findings .

Postacute Care Study: Changing the Conversation - Regulatory

May 14, 2021 / Article

Listen to this APTA Regulatory podcast on the TOPS Study, which provides an overview and takeaways from a major analysis of postacute care across settings.

APTA, AOTA Postacute Care Study: Therapy Makes A Difference for Patients

Apr 6, 2021 / News

The study of 1.4 million Medicare patients finds differing patient needs, but a consistent result: more therapy = better outcomes.

Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings Chart Book

Apr 5, 2021 / Open Access

Review key background and objectives; how beneficiaries compare across settings; key findings; discussion and policy implications.

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Provide Rehab Value in Postacute Care

Apr 5, 2021 / Statement

Study across 1.4 million Medicare cases indicates patients receiving these therapies have better quality of life and fewer hospital readmissions.

Therapy Outcomes in Post-Acute Care Settings: Study Summary

Apr 5, 2021 / Open Access

This summary highlights the differences between patient populations who receive therapy services in each of the post-acute care or PAC, settings and the resulting functional outcomes of therapy.

APTA Analysis: The Value of Physical Therapy in Wound Care

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.

Considerations for Outpatient Clinics During COVID-19

May 26, 2020 / Resource

The general information here is designed to provide suggestions for outpatient operations during the pandemic when caring for patients with or without COVID-19.

The Role of Home and Community Physical Therapists During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Study: Home Health Physical Therapy Improves Abilities of Individuals With ...

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.