Physical therapy is a medical service aimed at helping individuals with functional mobility limitations and impairments.  At Premier Home Care, our licensed physical therapists perform physical therapy services in the comfort of the patient’s home.  We have the expertise to provide treatment to individuals of all ages and backgrounds, although most of our patients are seniors and aging adults.  We provide service throughout greater Philadelphia and can be reached at 215-969-2225.

Who Requires Physical Therapy Services?

Whether you suffer from an injury, disease, stroke, or even arthritis, physical therapy may be necessary to restore functional mobility.  Individuals requiring physical therapy commonly include those suffering from chronic pain, range of motion restrictions, mobility limitation, balance and coordination impairments, and reduction in strength.  Although a thorough exam is often required, you can perform a self-diagnosis by analyzing your level of chronic pain or difficulty performing activities of daily living.

At Premier Home Care, we typically treat the following:

  • Injuries resulting from falls
  • Amputations
  • Strokes
  • Arthritis
  • Neurological, Bone, and Muscular Disorders
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Wound Management

Premier Home Care’s Physical Therapy Process

If you require Physical Therapy, or think you could benefit from it, you can talk to your physician about prescribing PT in the home. Commonly, PT is prescribed after an injury or illness, but that is not necessarily always the case, and you are certainly not limited to PT just based off of a new issue. You may also receive PT without the need for a other disciplines such as a Nurse, OT, ST or MSW. Common reasons that people seek PT, outside of illness or injury are:

-Recent decline in muscle strength

-New or worsening feelings of unsteadiness/decrease in balance

-New or worsening difficulty in walking

-Difficulty with physically performing your daily tasks and routines

-A recent change in medications, which side effects have impacted your strength, balance, walking or ADL performance


Once a doctor refers you for Home Health PT, Premier will send out a Nurse within 24-48 hours to open and initiate your care. The nurse will check your vitals, medications, and follow up with your doctor with report. After your initial nursing evaluation, within 48-72 hours a PT will also perform an evaluation if you request or require, and are in need of PT. The PT will ask questions, observe your movement, test your strength and balance, among a variety of specialized diagnostic tests that they conduct to better understand your physical well-being and status. The Physical Therapist will then create, in conjunction with your input, a unique and tailored treatment plan that is centered on your goals and needs. As always with Premier, the same Physical Therapist will be assigned to you for the duration of your treatment, as we always strive for continuity of care.