NEWS RELEASE
April 8, 2015
Danielle Bridge
PTW - Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute
Phone: (215) 855-9871
Email: danielle.bridge@ptwinstitute.com
Website: www.ptwinstitute.com


PTW adds House calls to its line of services

The Physical Therapy and Wellness Institute is proud to announce house calls to their growing lines of services. Staff Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy Eric Repice will lead the coordination of services, with potential clients living within 7 miles of any of our 5 PTW locations as eligible. "I felt as though it was an opportunity to put the PTW quality service brand into our patients homes. Physical Therapists understand how to manage muscle weakness, gait and balance problems, we can discuss medication use, suggest solutions for clients with poor vision, eliminate environmental hazards, even train the caregivers so they don't suffer an injury. Because of our knowledge base and the brand recognition, the transition to house calls was a pretty simple solution to what the community needs", stated Dr. Repice.

Robert Babb, PT, MBA, president of the Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute, states, "The research points to some startling facts about falls in the home. The prevalence of falls is higher among adults greater than 45 years old if you have arthritis. Since the 50 year old baby boomers show higher more rapid growth in arthritis than any other group, combined with the understanding that falls account for over 20% of all emergency room visits, it becomes our mission to help folks reduce falls not just in the clinic, but where they happen in the home."

The House Call program combines the fall risk and safety assessment tools (Safe Call), the caregiver training tools and training (Safe Call), with traditional house calls before or after surgery to help folks get out of the house and into the community quickly (House Calls). The three-phase program is designed to provide patients quicker access to progressive therapy services, to foster independence to reduce falls and educate on safety in the home, and in turn reducing the need for future medical services.

The PTW House Call program is available to anyone who has experienced a fall, to a caregiver that needs help understanding how to help, or to folks in need of in home Physical Therapy services to restore their independence.

For more information on the PTW House Call program, contact Danielle Bridge at (215) 855-9871 or email at Danielle.bridge@ptwinstitute.com

PTW - Physical Therapy & Wellness Institute (www.ptwinstitute.com) - has been offering quality care for those recovering from injuries, surgeries, muscle traumas and skeletal disorders since 2002. Clinics are located in Lansdale, Glenside, Montgomeryville, West Norriton, and Quakertown, Pa. PTW is licensed for direct access; clients may contact them directly without a referral from a physician. PTW has been recognized nationally and has been voted as the best Physical Therapy Practice by readers of The North Penn Reporter, The Times Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, has received the Bucks County Outstanding Health Care Professionals, and has been named the Small Business of the Year by the Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce.