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Can physio help to fight frailty?

Physios Have the ‘Golden Bullet’ to fight frailty, says the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

In order to help you in the best way possible, we at Home Physio Group we treat each patient individually, according to their personal stories.

We see many clients in their own homes or care homes who are frail. The British Geriatric Society defines frailty as a ‘distinctive state of health related to the ageing process in which multiple body systems gradually lose their in-built reserves.’

So what does this mean for you or your relative?

Older people living with frailty are at risk of dramatic changes in their physical and mental wellbeing after a minor event taking place, such as an infection, a new medication or even a fall. Older people find it harder to overcome an event, and some never get back to what’s ‘normal’ for them. The good news is that the risk of frailty however can be reduced with a healthy lifestyle and healthy nutrition.

How can physiotherapy help?

Research recommends a form of exercise called resistance training to counter frailty and sarcopenia (an age-related decrease in muscle mass and an associated loss in muscle strength). Using weights when exercising should be fairly heavy for the individual and the repetitions should be lower. The effect of this benefits the body but you would feel muscle fatigue.

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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 may 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