How does physiotherapy help the elderly?

As we age many changes happen in our body, including our muscle strength, balance, eyesight, coordination, painful joints, reduced mobility.

Many people cope well with the changes, as they are slow and over a period of time, but if the changes are happening rapidly or we have several challenges at once, this can really affect people’s mobility and independence and very importantly their confidence.

Conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, arthritis, osteoporosis and neurological conditions have a huge impact on people’s ability to stay independent in their own homes, and what used to be an easy trip to the shops, is now timely and challenging for them.

Ageing is something that we accept, but there is a lot we can do to prevent deterioration and limit the impact that this has on our life.

How we can help you

Physiotherapy for the elderly plays a vital role in preventing disability, treating current conditions, preventing further disease, and reducing falls.  At Home Physio Group we can help you identify any issues you may have already and with some advice and help from us, we can help you, leading you to have a better quality of life and having as much independence as you possibly can.

All our physiotherapists have a vast range of skills and expertise that can help benefit you.  At the initial appointment the physio will do a full assessment of your medical history, how long ago your issues started, identify the issues you may be having now, and look at your strength, mobility and posture.  

What to expect at your first appointment

Once the initial assessment has been carried out the physio will have a much better understanding of the issues you may be experiencing, and can build an exercise programme that is tailored just for you, to help you with balance, mobility, and/or focus more on a specific area that is causing you pain at the time.

Mostly the treatment plan will help you by changing the way you may be doing something, and if you are suffering from pain then this will also be addressed with exercises and advice.  Exercises will be for flexibility, strengthening, pain relief exercises, endurance, and functional work such as walking, doing steps, stairs, getting up from bed or from a chair, which in turn will help immensely with your self-confidence.

It has been proven that elderly people who regularly do exercise have shown to benefit, with better strength, balance, muscle tone and a reduction in falls.  Regular exercise also improves your mood, and helps to reduce anxiety and depression, and is so vital in keeping us physically strong and staying as independent for as long as possible.

Call Home Physio Group to find out how we can help you or your loved ones on 0330 335 1016, or alternatively, please fill in the enquiry form and we will get in touch with you.

Meet our physios

All our physiotherapists are registered with the CSP and HCPC offering the highest standard of care

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as many visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you