Care of the Older Person

Care of the elderly

As part of the aging process, the body begins to lose strength, mobility and flexibility. If left unchecked this can lead to certain health consequences.  But it is possible, with the right intervention from a therapist, to devise a programme of physiotherapy to care for the older person.

Care of the elderly involves a series of preventive and intervention measures to offer protection and improve quality of life. Our team of therapists at Physio Comes To You can offer extensive services caring for the elderly in their own home. This removes the trauma and difficulty of having to travel to appointments, meaning elderly patients can get the care they need easily.

One of the key facets of caring for the elderly at home involves assessing fall risks and implementing fall prevention.  This will ensure the safety of elderly patients by reducing the risk of injuries that can be very hard to recover from.

Role of the care of the elderly physiotherapist

The physiotherapist that specialises in caring for the elderly will first carry out an assessment of the needs, requirements and capabilities of the elderly patient in their own home or care home. They will also carry out an assessment, taking into consideration environmental factors to reduce the risk of falls and accidents. If an occupational therapy assessment by an occupational therapist is believed to be required then we can arrange this.

Fall prevention in elderly patients is extremely important, as falls can damage both physical health and confidence, particularly risking fractures which can be very difficult to recover from. A few well thought out prevention measures can help to keep elderly patients safe.

Types of care for the older person

Care for the elderly can include one or a combination of:

  1. Prevention of injury and fractures including a fall prevention programme
  2. Improvement of strength, movement and mobility through exercise programmes
  3. Osteoporosis Programmes – specific for those with osteopenia or osteoporosis
  4. Remedial massage for relaxation and pain relief
  5. Acupuncture

In order to achieve this, the therapist will call on their experience, knowledge and skill base.

To find out more about the care of elderly services we offer, get in touch for an assessment or to chat about what we do.

Your Therapists

After completing 8 years of training at The Royal Ballet School, and dancing professionally for a short time, Aimee turned her attention to physiotherapy following many long standing injuries and a desire to help improve the wellbeing of others.... Read More »

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Michelle qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Plymouth in 2013, she has since been working as a Physiotherapist for 7 years and has experience in all disciplines. At present she has been specialising in musculoskeletal, elderly... Read More »

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Lauren is an enthusiastic, passionate and hardworking individual who has a particular affinity to working with children. She specialised in Paediatric Physiotherapy over the last 8 years and have gained experience in all areas of Paediatrics. She is... Read More »

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Lucy qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010 from Bournemouth University. She has worked a variety of Physiotherapy disciplines including musculoskeletal, orthopaedics, post-surgery, rehabilitation, fall preventions and rehabilitation, some... Read More »

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Aliya qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 from King’s College London.  She started her career in the NHS where she gained a wide variety of experience, with more focus in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy.  She has... Read More »

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Eric graduated from the University of Ghana with a BSc Physiotherapy Degree in 2012. He completed his rotations in Neurology, Respiratory, Orthopaedics in Ghana and also practiced in Private Clinics for 2 years before moving to the United... Read More »

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Qualified as a physiotherapist from the University of Nigeria in 1998. Catherine has practiced  over 11 years as a physiotherapist in Queen Elizabeth hospital (Federal Medical Centre) in Nigeria, offering treatment in different areas in... Read More »

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Caroline qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1996 from the University of East London. Caroline started her career in a couple of London NHS trusts initially specialising in Neurology. This included Stroke Rehabilitation, Community... Read More »

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Gemma is a highly specialised physiotherapist with a wealth of clinical experience. Gemma has worked in some of London’s leading hospitals both in the NHS and the private sector. Gemma has a specialist interest in rehabilitation - providing... Read More »

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Ciara graduated with a BSC (Hons) from Brunel University in 2012. She initially started her career within the NHS, completing her junior rotations within medical respiratory, intensive care unit, care of the elderly, orthopedics, community,... Read More »

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Melissa qualified as a Physiotherapist from St Georges University in 2014. She started her career in the NHS working with patients with learning disabilities and mental health issues, mostly rehabilitating patients in the hydrotherapy pool and gym.... Read More »

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Tricia Scott qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from University of East London. She is a highly experienced physiotherapist who commenced her career in the NHS Trust hospitals and is currently working within the NHS Trusts and private... Read More »

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Marianne qualified as a chartered physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of Southampton. Since then she has worked in a number of teaching hospitals and specialist tertiary centres across London gaining a wide variety of clinical experience, and... Read More »

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Kelly Ratcliff qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from University of South Australia. Kelly commenced her career in Australia, working across a broad range of specialities in the private sector, including rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery... Read More »

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Maninder has 17 years of experience in providing Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to patients in NHS and private settings. She started working with NHS in 2005 and got the opportunity to work in Surrey and London Hospitals. Her areas of... Read More »

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Maria graduated in 2007 and has been specializing in Neurophysiotherapy since then. She has started a MSc Biomechanics course and has a strong interest in gait and posture of the Elderly.  Her work includes rehabilitation after injury or surgery,... Read More »

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Abu Ambia qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 from St George's University of London. He has worked within the NHS, social services and private sector - specialising in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics, Elderly Care and Post-operative... Read More »

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Jose qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Jean Piaget School in 2007 and has been working at Physiocomestoyou Ltd in London since 2011.  He recently moved back to Portugal and and now manages Physiocomestoyou in the Algarve.  He has been working... Read More »

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Jessica qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist from University of Birmingham in 2013. After qualifying Jessica worked as a kayaking instructor in France for several months before moving to Suffolk to work with elderly patients in hospital. She... Read More »

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