How can physiotherapy help tackle type 2 diabetes?

New NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) Guidelines has been published in September 2017.

It states that health professionals, such as physiotherapists, should tell high-risk patients that lifestyle changes could reduce their risk of developing the condition. This includes exercising as well as eating a healthy diet.

Physiotherapists have the knowledge and expertise in advising on exercise that can help to reduce body fat and to improve how the body processes glucose. Through providing personalised exercise programmes, each patient’s programme should be tailor-made.

It might be that your physiotherapist feels you should work on your cardiovascular system, on your upper or lower limb strength, on functional training, on balance, or on your core stability.

Whilst physiotherapists have a role in preventing type 2 diabetes, they are also skilled in managing the complications of diabetes, from managing peripheral neuropathies (altered feeling in the extremities), dealing with a dropped foot with advising on appropriate splints, and problems with mobility.

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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