Older People Physiotherapy

Every year, more than one in three (3.4 million) people over 65 suffer a fall that can cause serious injury, and even death. Physiotherapy Matters have a dedicated Older People Physiotherapy team committed to providing elderly patients with expert services tailored to suit your needs.


Whether you are someone wanting to embark on a new fitness regime or someone recovering from post-operative procedures, our specialists will guide you through to ensure you achieve your aims.

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 exact same 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
  • Poor mobility
  • Acute joint and nerve pain including severe neck and back pain.
  • Anyone requiring an assessment who find it difficult leaving the house
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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:


  • Personnel mobility assessments including walking aid selection
  • Personnel rehabilitation programmes for any conditions effecting your mobility
  • Group exercise classes
  • Falls risk assessment
  • Balance and coordination rehabilitation


Visit us at one of our clinics


If you can visit us at one of our clinics, our Physiotherapist will guide you in the management of a musculoskeletal problem.  Services may include:


  • One to one physiotherapy and exercise sessions


  • Group exercise classes


  • Acupuncture and manual therapy


Our administration team will provide you with an appointment time that is suitable for you.  The appointment will generally last approximately 60 minutes and will include a comprehensive assessment of your needs.  The physiotherapist will communicate clearly with you and establish appropriate goals for any treatment.  Our advice will be supported through the use of clear photos and videos to ensure you can get the most out of your physiotherapy.

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Most people are familiar with attending a physiotherapy clinic to improve their aches and pains. But what about those people that find it difficult attending due to numerous different reasons?

Physiotherapy Matters understand the importance of staying active and exercising regularly as you age. As we get older, our muscle strength and balance reduces, which contributes to an increased risk of falls.

For residents who are unable to visit our clinic, we can come in and offer them private treatment.


Find out how our Elderly Physiotherapy may benefit you