Hudson In Home Physical Therapy

  Expert fall prevention and more in the comfort of your own home.

Home Exercise Program

Hudson In Home Physical Therapy is pleased to offer a new Home Exercise Program for patients. Exercise is the most important thing you can do for yourself as you age and is the best investment in your health! The Home Exercise Program is geared at helping patients improve their strength, balance and flexibility and maintain all improvements they achieved with their physical therapist. Studies show you can improve your strength, balance, and flexibility well into your 90’s with a consistent exercise program that is done 2-3 times per week. Without exercise, you will lose over 50-70% of your strength after age 70! With no exercise, your risk of falling is 50% this year if over age 80, and 33% if over age 65. Falling is the leading cause of injuries and death in seniors. As you age, exercise becomes a must, not an option, if you want to keep walking well, feeling steady on your feet, and preventing deadly falls. The Answer: Start a Strength, Balance, and Flexibility program today!

The Hudson In Home Exercise Program has been developed from the Otago Exercise Program, which is a proven program to improve strength and balance and reduce falls by up to 35%-40% in seniors. The Otago Exercise Program is a set of leg muscle strengthening and balance retraining exercises designed specifically to prevent falls. The program is individually prescribed and delivered at home by trained instructors. Created by Professors John Campbell, MD, and Clare Robertson, PhD, the Otago Exercise Program trials involved more than 1,000 adults aged 65 to 97. Each participant performed the strength and balance exercises, three times a week for a year, in their own home and with the guidance of a trained professional. The study showed an overall decrease in falls by about 35-40% and was equally effective for both men and women participants.

Hudson In Home Physical Therapy offers the Home Exercise Program as a one on one personal training program, delivered to you in the comfort of your own home, and tailored to your unique level of ability. The program consists of up to 20 routines that combine the best of strength, balance, and flexibility exercises and is completed both in standing and sitting. The Exercise Program may be covered by Medicare for those who qualify, or $35 per session, with a trainer, at the completion of a physical therapy program for those who do not qualify. The program is intended to be completed 2-3 times per week, with a therapist or trainer and each session is about 45 minutes.

What are you waiting for, take control of your health and get started now on the road to being strong, balanced, and healthy! Please call us at (347) 947-3132 to get started today.