How we can help
For most people, walking barely requires conscious thought. For others it is a real physical challenge. Moving around the home is central to daily life – managing the stairs, making meals, and using the toilet.
Mobility difficulties often result from common medical conditions and can disrupt both physical and emotional well-being. For many, poor mobility can lead to increasing isolation, anxiety, and depression.
To improve your mobility inside the home your physiotherapist will:
- Assess your problems, create a personalised goal for you and choose a suitable treatment plan
- Determine which part of your body is weak and could be strengthened
- Assess your balance reaction and coordination
- Check if any restricted joint movement is impacting your mobility
- Determine if your walking aids are the most appropriate for you
- Review your home environment for trip hazards
- Look at your furniture and may recommend some easy adjustments to help you manage
- Assess you on the stairs and may give you suitable suggestions to help you cope
- Consider referring you to an Occupational Therapist if you need further adaptations
Our top tips to help improve mobility around your home
- Keep as active as you can!
- Carry out your physio home exercise programme regularly
- Use a suitable walking aid
- Adapt your home environment as per the advice of your physio
- Eat well to move well
- Keep hydrated
- Take your pain medication as prescribed