What Is Outpatient Therapy?

Whether you or your loved one are recovering from an injury or surgery, outpatient therapy is an excellent option. At Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services, outpatient therapy is available at all of our North Carolina facilities. By receiving the same physical, occupational, and/or speech therapist, our outpatient care makes it easier to transition from inpatient care to a patient’s prior living setting. Continue reading to discover what outpatient therapy is and how it may be a good fit for your or your loved one’s individual health needs.

What Is Outpatient Therapy?

Outpatient therapy is for patients that need an individual treatment plan that may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. Each patient’s treatment plan is designed to help patients maximize their outcome and quality of life. This plan will focus on helping patients overcome functional, physical, and/or communicative challenges. Unlike inpatient therapy, patients will return home in between their therapy sessions. Patients will continue their exercises on their own at home as per their doctor’s instructions. Indeed, this is different from inpatient therapy in which patients stay at a rehab facility and receive nursing care, meals, and support from a dedicated, caring staff.

When Do Patients Need Outpatient Therapy?

Outpatient therapy is beneficial for a wide range of health concerns. One of the most common reasons patients receive outpatient therapy is because they are about to have surgery or just came out of surgery. Other reasons include treating:

  • Balance issues
  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulty with walking
  • Communication difficulties
  • Memory difficulties
  • Reduced range of motion and strength
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Traumatic injuries

Additionally, outpatient therapy can help improve patients’ everyday life. Perhaps a patient would like to start a new exercise routine or go on a special trip with their grandchildren, but is struggling due to certain medical or balance issues. This type of therapy can help patients achieve their individual goals and enjoy the highest quality of life possible. Indeed, our expert therapists can offer the support, training, and tools necessary to help patients overcome their challenges. 

Is Outpatient Therapy Right for You?

Like any therapy treatment, it’s important to talk with you or your loved one’s doctor first. Your doctor will determine if outpatient therapy is a good option based on your specific health needs and goals. If the answer is yes, your doctor will refer you to an outpatient therapy facility near you. Here at Liberty, we are dedicated to helping our patients live better lives by overcoming their challenges and living the highest quality of life possible. We love helping our patients successfully achieve their goals through our supportive therapy programs. Contact Liberty Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services today to find out more about our outpatient services offered across North Carolina.