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.