Older People Physiotherapy

Older People Physiotherapy

With advancements in healthcare and an increase in knowledge, the UK’s aging population is growing more and more. Consequently, there is an increasing need for healthcare services, specifically for older people with long-term conditions. While someone over the age of 65 is generally considered elderly, biological aging can vary from person to person. This calls for specialised care such as older people physiotherapy, especially for common conditions that affect older people, such as arthritis, frailty, falls risks, reduced mobility, and injuries following a fall.

Physiotherapy is an important tool for promoting healthy aging in older adults. By addressing physical challenges and promoting independence, physiotherapy can help older adults lead fulfilling and active lives well into their golden years.

At Physiotherapy Matters, we have a dedicated Older People Physiotherapy team that provides expert services tailored to meet your individual needs. Whether you’re looking to start a new fitness regime or recovering from post-operative procedures, our specialists will guide you to achieve your goals.

We offer a range of services to help treat conditions such as:

  • Joint replacement rehabilitation
  • Fractures
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Poor mobility
  • Falls
  • Deconditioning after a hospital admission

Home visits

Home physiotherapy visits provide you with the convenience of us coming to you and can be particularly useful for those with difficulty walking or for people that struggle with transport. The therapist will bring all the rehabilitation and diagnostic equipment that is required to ensure you receive the same quality service as if you were to visit it one of our clinics. Common conditions for which our older people physiotherapy team would suggest a home visit include:

  • Early post-operative rehabilitation
  • Falls prevention
  • Poor or declining mobility
  • Anyone who finds it difficult leaving the house

Care Home Physiotherapy

Our specialist care home physiotherapists can attend any nursing or residential home within the North East. They will work with care staff to ensure you receive the very best advice regarding mobility. Our older people physiotherapy services within nursing and residential homes can include:

  • Group exercise classes
  • New resident assessments
  • Resident mobility care planning
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Mobility and walking aid assessment
  • 1:1 treatment / exercise sessions
  • On or off-site Occupational Health Physiotherapy services for employee wellbeing and sickness absence

Care Home Physiotherapy by Physiotherapy Matters

Visit us at one of our clinics

For those suffering with musculoskeletal problems, including back pain, joint pain or muscular injuries and attending clinics isn’t a problem, you can visit our team in one of our private clinics for the assessment and treatment of your condition. Services offered by your physiotherapist might include:

  • One-to-one assessment and treatment
  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • One-to-one gym sessions
  • Exercise classes
  • Injections
  • Acupuncture

Our admin team will provide you with an appointment time that is suitable for you. The appointment will include a comprehensive assessment of your needs and the physiotherapist will communicate clearly with you and establish appropriate goals for any treatment. Our advice will be supported using clear photos and videos to ensure you can get the most out of your physiotherapy.

Our clinics are located in Gosforth, Darras Hall and Newcastle city centre and open weekdays, including evenings to allow us to offer appointments at your convenience.

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Older People Physiotherapy Services


Older People Physiotherapy – Patient Information Leaflet


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