Balance Training and Fall Prevention:
As people age their sense of balance worsens and their hip and core muscles weaken due to decreased activity and use. This can lead to falls in the home and injury. When a person’s balance is so impaired that walking across the home unassisted is dangerous and a risk for falling, a professionally guided balance program is usually needed to restore balance to safe levels. Fractures and head injuries are complications from falls in the home. They can catastrophic in the elderly patient. They are also preventable with a balance program developed to meet their specific needs.
Endurance and Strength Training
We know that for every day in the hospital, it takes an individual 3 days of recuperation at home to regain their strength back. For example, if a patient spends 10 days in the hospital to treat an illness, it will take 30 days or more of recovery once arriving home for that individual to regain the strength and endurance they had before falling ill. Physical Therapy is commonly prescribed after hospitalization to improve strength and endurance more quickly to return the patient to independence and safe activity more rapidly. Having enough strength and endurance to be able to walk 200 meters or to go up and down a flight of stairs without a rest break is important to be safe and independent living in your home.
Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Training
ADLs are the basic activities people do independently on a daily basis. The six basic ADLs are: eating, bathing, getting dressed, transferring, toileting, and continence. Transferring refers to getting up and down from chairs or in and out of bed. Continence refers to being able to make it to the toilet in time to not make a mess. The physical therapist can assess the patients safety and movement strategies while doing these ADLs. He can then instruct the patient and caregivers on the best way to practice and complete these tasks as safely and independently as possible.
Services that we offer include physical therapy solutions for:
• Post Hospitalization Deconditioning
• Occupational Therapy
• Functional Mobility Training
• Chronic pain
• Pre & Post Orthopedic surgical conditions
• In-Home Physical therapy
• Sport injuries
• Back and neck pain
• Shoulder and rotator cuff disfunction
• Knee injuries
• Arthritis related mobility limitations
• Joint replacements rehab
• Gait and balance training
• Fall & Injury prevention training
• Home Safety Evaluation
• Sport Performance enhancement
Physicians and Referring clinicians
Do you have a patient that would benefit from Physical Therapy but doesn’t have safe access to a clinic or a Physical Therapist? Contact us, we can help!
Dr. David Tidwell received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University School of Health Sciences in Nashville, TN. He then obtained his post graduate Certification of Manual Therapy from University of St. Augustine In Florida. His undergraduate degree is from University of Montana with an exchange abroad at ITESM Technologico de Monterrey en Monterrey, Mex. He has over 16 years of experience as a Physical Therapist, Home Health Territory Manager, Physical Therapy clinic director, community leader and entrepreneur. 100% bilingual Spanish/English. He has excellent rapport building, patient interaction skills and bedside manner.
A leader in his industry; Dr. Tidwell serves on the Advisory Board for the Physical Therapy Assitant Program at LoneStar College in Montgomery Texas. Experienced in working internationally, David did one of his rotations at the renowned British Hospital in Mexico City (Hospital ABC) and later participated with Health Volunteers Over Seas to teach American Physical Therapy Modalities to the largest Hospital System in Lima, Peru.
Some of his clinical knowledge and experience includes, Stanley Paris Manual Therapy Certification, Worker Compensation, Titleist Golf Institute Rehab Assessment, functional rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip and knee, adhesive capsulitis, post-operative and non-operative spine rehabilitation. In addition to all continuing education courses on rehabilitation, he has taken specific continuing education courses on topics such as; Teacher Training, Clinical Instruction, Complementary & Alternative Medicine, Parkinson’s Rehabilitation, Headache, Obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, Ethics, Jurisprudence and Working with High-Conflict Individuals. On top of his academic knowledge and hands-on experience, he has a great love for his profession and patient care.
His analytical, leadership, management and teamwork abilities gained through employment experience have provided him with the tools and necessary skills to deliver above average Physical Therapy care and superior results to his patients.
Dr. Tidwell looks forward to connecting with families and Bring them the Physical Therapy and mobility that they need.
“David worked with me to regain strength following a serious fall that was complicated by my heart condition. He is wonderful, helpful, and nice to be around. I highly recommend him.”
Nora S. – patient
“David is caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. He has helped patients return back home safely and care for themselves. David T. has helped Post Health Home Care achieve a 5 star rating with Medicare.”
Paul Delcambre, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
Chief of Clinical Operations
“David Tidwell is an extraordinary therapist, he is responsible, knowledgeable, takes great care of all his patients, paying attention to detail and very professional. All of my patients that have seen him as well as my own family members praise his wonderful bedside manners and dedication. I highly recommend him without reservation.”
Juan Ortega- Barnett MD, FAANS, FACS Neurosurgery at Seton Brain and Spine Institute. Neurosurgery Faculty University of Texas Austin.
Recomiendo altamente los servícios del Dr. David, gran profesional que sabe interpretar las necesidades de sus pacientes , lo recomiendo para dolores de espalda y cuello.
Alejandro Di Nunzio – patient
“ David es un gran fisioterapeuta que escucha tus necesidades y luego de una evaluación, arma un plan de recuperacion basado en tus necesidades , además de ser un gran profesional es una gran persona , lo recomiendo altamente para quienes buscan sesiones en la comodidad de su hogar, siempre puntual. He tenido muy buenos resultados con el.”
Vicky Moschini – patient
Do you have a practice and would like to expand your services to include Telehealth? Email us at email@example.com to see how we can help.
We also provide documentation review for your clinicians as well as management support
Benefits of Telehealth Visits:
• Continue your treatment with your physical therapist
• No exposure to COVID-19
• No transportation time or costs
• Flexibility of scheduling
• Real-time exercise assessment and feedback
• We can work with your care giver for needs
• One-on-one customized treatment
Telehealth is the health care interactions that use telecommunication devices such as computers, tablets or phones to provide medical care outside the traditional face-to-face, in-person medical interaction.
Advances in technology have expanded use of telehealth in health care delivery and Patient care. Physical Therapy and rehabilitation providers may use telehealth to deliver care to populations with musculoskeletal conditions, which had traditionally been treated in both acute care and outpatient settings.
Patients with impaired mobility, those living in locations with reduced access to care, high risk populations or those concerned about COVID -19 may particularly benefit. Video-teleconferencing has been shown to be effective for management of some types of rehabilitation, including reduced health care use expenses and less disruptions to ongoing care.
Telehealth can facilitate developing care plans with other specialists and have continuity of care with the same therapist. Telehealth can facilitate occupational and physical therapy programs as well as improve weight management and ongoing neuromuscular pain in patients with chronic conditions. Other services that utilize TeleHealth include therapy in sports medicine injury, symptom management and counseling in concussion, traumatic brain injury, and pain management programs.
Limitations of telehealth include ability to perform limited physical examination, and differences in payment models and liability coverage. The expansion of telehealth services is expected to grow and has potential to improve patient satisfaction by delivering high quality care.