Luna Research Recap Part 3 of 4: Can At Home Physical Therapy Increase Adherence to the Program?
How the Early Application of PT Intervention Impacts the Efficacy of Care
By Ben Wobker, PT, MSPT, CSCS, SFMAc
Here's how at-home physical therapy can increase adherence to the program:
People are in their natural environment
Better compliance with plan of care
Tough to cancel at home
Home Exercise Program (HEP) is a custom design to their lives, goals, and equipment
More time one-on-one time with a licensed physical therapist can have a meaningful impact on rapport, understanding of their diagnosis, more time for manual intervention, and overall a greater comfort due to the familiarity of surroundings.
In the graph below, you can see the increase in costs for LBP patients due to poor adherence. There are many factors that can contribute to this but overall we believe that connection and success with the initiation of the plan of care is critical.
“Connection with the patient is not only crucial in establishing rapport and trust, but has a meaningful impact on plan of care adherence and subsequently cost”.