Physiotherapy Home Visits
January 18, 2022
Updated 18th January 2022
Physiotherapy is often seen as something that can only be accessed if people can make it to the clinic. However, most physiotherapy services can easily carried out in a person’s home. Home based physio may be of great help to those with mobility problems or long-term conditions that affect mobility.
We offer a home visit physiotherapy service which can be especially helpful if people are having difficulty with their day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs or getting in and out of bed. Whether you are suffering from balance problems, have had falls or a recent operation we can help improve strength, balance, mobility and confidence around the home and outdoors.
Visits to the home can be helpful in providing a risk assessment and advice to make the home environment safer especially after a fall. We can also provide ergonomic advice to help make daily tasks easier to do. Sometimes something as simple as having someone present to increase confidence around getting out and about outdoors again can be life changing and really help boost confidence.
All home based physio visits are set around goals agreed by the patient and therapist with the ultimate aim of improving that individual’s quality of life. Various hands on treatments can also be administered in the home including massage and joint mobilisations which may be part of aiding someone’s recovery. Visits are fitted around the individual and relatives or spouses can be present as often their input and help is valuable. In some cases we can help teach relatives in techniques that will help aid a person’s recovery or ongoing maintenance.
If you would like to discuss the suitability of a physiotherapy home visit from one of our wonderful physios for either yourself, a friend or family member, give us a call on 0333 220 0238