How can Physio help your mobility?

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What is a mobility problem? Mobility problems can occur whatever age or ability you are; ranging from a child to an athlete to an elderly person. Mobility is ability to move – this can be running, walking, moving a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or sticks.  Your mobility may have deteriorated to some degree due an injury,…

How Treat Balance Problems in Older Years

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Many of our older patients have commented on feeling more wobbly and unbalanced first thing in the morning. We have been asked why this might occur so often that we thought we would share our thoughts. We know that as we age it becomes harder to maintain our muscle strength. However, it is possible for some older people to lift double the weight of…

How to Set Recovery Goals after an Operation or Injury

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At the start of a physiotherapy session, our therapists will discuss with their patient what their goals are.  This allows the client to think clearly and verbalise what they want to achieve, and it often throws up their frustrations.  As one of our patients reported, “’I haven’t been able to get back to netball after my knee injury, even though I have…

Top Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Rheumatology Conditions

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Hydrotherapy is an excellent option for long-term management of rheumatology conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromyalgia.  In this blog post, our physio and Bristol Manager Leanne Plenge explains the top reasons why hydrotherapy is so effective.   Buoyancy The ‘upward push’ of the water on a human body means that we are lighter in the water than we are walking around on land. This can…

How to Beat the Fear of Falling in Older Years

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Our Physio and Bristol Manager Leanne discusses how you can prevent falls in older years.  Falls at home or in the community cause a huge number of injuries to people every week. It is one of the main causes of serious injury to older people including things like broken hips, pressure sores and chest infections. These injuries and the horrible experience…

How can Physio Help Older People at Risk of Falls and Fragility Fractures?

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According to The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, “35% of over-65s experience one or more falls. About 45% of people over 80 who live in the community fall each year. 10%-25% of these people will sustain a serious injury”. A fragility fracture is any fall from standing height (around 6ft) or less.  Fragile bones are more susceptible to fragility fractures…

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

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Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is an exercise therapy used to help patients regain their sense of balance.  According to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, “Vestibular rehabilitation is effective in reducing dizziness and vertigo and associated falls and improving quality of life in people with disorders involving balance mechanisms”. VR encourages the central nervous system to compensate for problems inside the inner ear. …

RECRUITING PHYSIOS NOW!

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We are looking for orthopaedic, paediatric, and neurological physios throughout the UK interested in part time private domiciliary work on a self employed basis.  Excellent rates of pay and support.  If you or a colleague/friend of yours are interested please contact us by email at info@physiocomestoyou.com.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

You are only as old as you feel!

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It is a common belief that as we get older, we will inevitably lose our strength, mobility and balance leading to an increased risk of falls.  The effects of osteoporosis and osteoarthritis can also cause problems within the spine and of certain joints.  However, there are certain things we can do to slow down the effects of ageing, maintain our…

See how easily you can get active in Kensington and Chelsea

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Our Charity fund has allowed us to sponsor a pilates class to be run at the Horizons Day Centre in Chelsea.  The Day Centre is a modern, lively multi-activity centre for older people over the age of 50.  It is primarily for the residents of Kensington and Chelsea but does offer 25% of membership to people outside the borough.  Their classes…