Rehabilitation

Our team of physiotherapists specialise in rehabilitation for all conditions. 

Many people, particularly older people may have some degree of muscle weakness, poor mobility or balance problems due to conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis.

A physiotherapy assessment can identify any issues with strength, mobility and balance and can deliver a targeted programme of exercises maximise function and levels of independence.

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation

Our team has extensive experience in pre and post orthopaedic surgery physiotherapy and will work with you to achieve your desired goals from surgery.

Orthopaedic rehabilitation uses exercises, pain management and education to optimise healing, mobility and function to be able to regain independence and resume daily activities.

The physiotherapist will assess your movements and muscle strength and discuss their findings with you in relation to your condition and how these impact on your quality of life.  Treatment plans and appropriate goals will then be agreed with you.

What will treatment include?

Depending on your individual needs, treatment can include:

  • Range of movement exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Transfer practice
  • Mobility practice (with an appropriate walking aid if required)
  • Progression of mobility (if using a walking aid) including gait re-education

A combination of exercise, manual therapy and education will be used to regain range of movement, strength, balance and function and allow you to achieve your treatment goals.

Conditions treated include:

  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Post Knee Surgery
  • Post Shoulder Surgery
  • Post Fracture Rehabilation

Respiratory Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be beneficial for people suffering with respiratory and chronic lung conditions such as COPD and Asthma. Our Respiratory Physiotherapist will be able to target specific breathing exercises, work on breathlessness management and advise on strategies to fully maximise health and independence.

 

 

 

Palliative Care

Physiotherapy in Palliative Care helps people living with a life limiting illness to:

  • Maintain or regain physical independence
  • Optimise functional ability
  • Minimise symptoms
  • Learn coping mechanisms and self-management techniques
  • Avoid secondary complications
  • Remain in control of their lives

Pre and Post Op Rehabilitation

Pre-habilitation
The goal in pre-habilitation physiotherapy is to improve your movement and strength as much as possible to allow for a quicker recovery post operation or medical treatment.
It is extremely useful for you to be seen prior to surgery so that the physiotherapist can:

  • Assess your movement and strength and if appropriate look at your gait (walking)
  • Set your goals for your post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Prescribe an exercise programme to improve your strength and mobility so that you are at your best prior to surgery, as this will enhance your recovery
  • Discuss the surgery. The physiotherapist can share advice to aid your recovery and make suggestions of how to make life easier whilst you are recovering.
  • Answer any questions or concerns.

Post Op Rehabilitation

The aim is to help support you to achieve your goals. Physiotherapy will focus on:

  • Restoring your movement and mobility
  • Strengthening weak muscles
  • Advise on pain relief
  • Help restore normal movement patterns
  • Aim to get you back to the activities you enjoy
  • Ensure the goals and rehabilitation will be specific to you.