Physical therapy involves trained and licensed professionals with experience in diagnosing physical abnormalities (related to and injury, disability, disease, or condition), restoring physical function and mobility, maintaining physical function, and promoting physical activity.

Licensed physical therapists work in a range of healthcare settings such as:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health care
  • Outpatient offices
  • Private practices
  • Rehab centers
  • Sports and fitness settings
  • Schools

Physical therapists provide care to patients in all stages of healing, from the initial diagnosis to recovery. It is provided either as a standalone option or as a support to other treatments.

Physical therapist care usually involves:

  • A physical exam and evaluation, including a health history
  • A clinical diagnosis, plan of care, short-term and long-term goals
  • Physical therapy treatment and interventions
  • Self-management recommendations

Also, a physical therapist often trains patients in exercises that they can later do independently at home.

Devoted Guardians'
Response to COVID-19

Devoted Guardians is actively monitoring the progression of the coronavirus, COVID-19, to ensure that we have the most accurate and latest information on the threat of the virus. As you know, this situation continues to develop rapidly as new cases are identified in our communities and our protocols will be adjusted as needed.

While most cases of COVID-19 are mild, causing only fever and cough, a very small percentage of cases become severe and may progress particularly in the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions. Because this is the primary population that Devoted Guardians serves, we understand your concerns and want to share with you how our organization is responding to the threat of COVID-19.

We are following updates and procedures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) State Department of Health, local and county authorities, the Home Care Association of America and other agencies and resources. Our response and plans may adjust according to the recommendations from these organizations.