Our therapists “Never Give Up” by utilizing tailor-made therapy at home

What makes us different?

We come to you! Whether you are struggling with daily activities at-home or out in the community, Mobile Physical Therapists (Mobile PT) will meet and work with you there. We can help you regain your functional mobility, ADLs or return you to your favorite hobby. By providing at-home physical therapy or therapy in the community we address the specific challenges where you are struggling.

If your goal is getting in and out of your favorite chair, getting around your house safely, gardening or golfing, we integrate physical, occupational, or speech therapy anywhere you perform the task.

We will meet you anywhere you need to succeed in the following North County San Diego areas of Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Carlsbad, or Escondido.

Our Tailor-made therapy response to common myths

Myths:Mobile PT Response:
It is normal for seniors to fall. “No! Falling is not a normal part of aging”, says the National Council on Aging, but if a senior has a fall once, they will keep falling until the root cause is addressed by a physical therapist.
Your loved one with dementia won’t benefit from therapy. Dementia patients often relate more to the past so we identify past interests to increase participation. For example, dancing to a favorite era of music to improve balance or drawing to increase trunk and arm strength. Through activity repetition and working with the same therapist over time, positive outcomes often occur.
Your loved one is too old for therapy. Our team disagrees. There are benefits to keeping a body moving even if your loved one is bedbound or unable to walk our therapists can work on improving flexibility, muscle strengthening, pain management, and regaining balance and independence. Plus, your loved one receives a visit from one of our friendly therapists!
They have been having that problem for too long so they need to live with it?A persistent problem, over time, will cause another. For example, an irregular walking pattern due to a painful knee can cause back pain, poor posture then falls. Let us help stop or slow the decline.
This is part of getting old.Many seniors have multiple diagnoses that tax their health. Maximizing movement will help keep those health issues in-check and improves quality of life. We ask our patients how THEY want to improve their physical situation and create a plan of care to meet their goals.
Therapy can NOT help your loved one. Everyone deserves to participate in life to their maximum ability. We want to bring our patients to their highest level. We can identify poorly fit wheelchairs which can lead to pressure sores, unsafe sleeping and bathroom environments and develop safer strategies for moving through an environment.

What exactly is Tailor-Made therapy?

Tailor-made therapy is a holistic, comprehensive and customized plan that addresses all functional issues. For example, a patient with prolonged knee pain may have a limp, resulting in poor posture and decreased strength in the hips, back and neck area. Therefore, the plan will include goals beyond just the knee. Addressing all areas from head to toe is the only way to get one to their highest functional level.

The Doctor of PT will provide all the support necessary to achieve your goals:

  • Not feeling safe while walking? We’ll work on posture, balance and strength and then practice walking on all surfaces, inside and out.
  • Trouble safely transferring from your bed or favorite chair? We’ll physically help you perform the task until you can safely do it yourself.
  • Struggling to get in or out of the car to go on outings? We’ll show you AND your caregiver safe methods so no one gets hurt.
  • Sitting up for hours in an old, uncomfortable hospital-type wheelchair? We can assist in ordering customized wheelchairs that are covered by insurance.

Your diagnosis and how Mobile PT can Help

DiagnosisHow we help:
We always provide a Home Safety Assessment Recommendations & Training for Assisted Devices
Falls• Strengthen the muscles that can’t react fast enough to prevent a fall.
• Improve posture while standing and moving to make waking less strenuous.
• Challenge balance reactions on the specific surfaces in the home, perhaps where the fall happened.
• Build confidence walking and decrease the fear-of-falling.
• Provide a customized exercise program along with caregiver

Joint fractures or Injury• Reduce pain, swelling and stiffness to promote proper muscle activation.
• Increase the range of motion (per doctor. order) and strength of the joint’s muscles and postural muscles.
• Fit and educate on a proper assisted device if needed.
• Perform dynamic activities that promote quick and synchronized muscle activity around the joint.
• Practice functional tasks in the challenging areas of the home and practice activities of daily living.

Back Pain• Increase activation of the muscles that are reluctant to move due to pain.
• Improve range of motion of the spinal segments and the natural curve of the spine.
• Slowly introduce normal back movements and educate on how to prevent further pain.
• Repetitively practice the activities one wants to return to without pain and with ease.
Arthritis• Reduce swelling within the joint and around the joint to increase effective muscle activation.
• Relax and stretch irritated muscles while strengthening ones that limit efficient joint movement.
• Introduce activities that encourage all the muscles to activate in sequence and move the joint through its proper pain-free range of motion.
• Progress towards achieving the tasks one wants to return to doing again with pain managed.
Stroke• Begin specified movements that engage the affected part of the brain.
• Introduce strengthening and coordination interventions to achieve a desired movement of the body part.
• Add movements that include the whole body such as sitting or standing.
• Start functional movements that one wants to return to such as walking, reaching or Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
Parkinson’s• Strengthen muscles to improve upright posture and stability.
• Focus on quick, large, powerful movements to help with fall prevention.
• Practice all activities in the home with a clear strategy to accomplish each task.
• Educate the caregivers on how to cue the patient when movements slow or shorten.
Multiple Sclerosis• Tailor a conservative exercise program to be done as energy level allows.
• Practice energy conservation while finding the patient’s activity tolerance and when rest breaks are necessary.
• Find compensatory strategies to accomplish the desired tasks and practice these in/out of the home with the therapist.
Dementia• The therapist will create a routine for the patient. Educating the caregivers on how a strict routine decreases anxiety and promotes safe function. This will help therapy outcomes and the patient’s overall quality of life.
• Some traditional interventions may not work for a patient with dementia, however interests from the past may be used as therapy interventions. Dancing and putting a golf ball can both be great balancing activity
• Fall prevention is often the goal as one may be impulsive and not understand their limits. Maximizing what they can do and how they do it can be accomplished by repetitive training.

Finally, we maximize your quality of life by lessening the burden of accomplishing your daily activities. We integrate therapy anywhere you are unsafe or burdened.
We meet you at the place where you need to succeed.

"Never Give Up” on our patients…
How we help seniors
with tailor-made therapy