Older Person's Physiotherapy

Older Person’s Physiotherapy

As we become older there is a tendency to lose muscle strength, mobility and balance. The effects of osteoporosis can also cause problems within the spine and of certain joints. Our physiotherapists are trained in creating programmes which will help to improve your strength, mobility and balance. As a result you will be less at risk of falling. They can come to you at home, care home, nursing home or in hospital. Occupational therapists can also assess your home environment to make any difficult daily activities easier.

Following a fracture or period in hospital our,therapists can see you at your home, care home, nursing home or in hospital to help you get going again as soon as possible.

Why is physiotherapy important for the older person?

The remarkable increase in longevity means that it is important more than ever to keep as good a quality of life for as long as possible. Physiotherapists are one of the health team that can help with keeping your quality of life. They can help keep people moving, preventing loss of strength, improving balance therefore reducing risk of falls and subsequent injuries / fractures. When people are unwell or hurt themselves they can quickly become immobile and physiotherapists are essential to getting you back on your feet and going again as quickly as possible.

Who would benefit from older person physiotherapy?

Anyone wanting any of the following:

  • To be more mobile
  • To have more confidence in walking inside and outside
  • To get going again asap after a hospital stay
  • To get going again asap after an injury
  • Reduced pain
  • To be stronger
  • To be more flexible
  • To have better balance
  • Reduced risk of falling
  • To have better posture

What is involved in rehab of the older person?

It depends on your requirements but the rehab is likely to include one of or a combination of massage, manual therapy, exercises, advice, mobility practice, walking aid recommendations and acupuncture.

Your Therapists

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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Bhawna qualified as a Chartered physiotherapist in 2007 from Delhi University, India and then pursued her interest in neuroscience and completed M.Sc. Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University,London in 2009. She has been working in the UK in  NHS,... Read More »

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Kate is an enthusiastic Chartered Physiotherapist who qualified in 2009. During her professional career she has thoroughly enjoyed learning and gaining invaluable experience across the various disciplines including orthopaedics, women's health,... 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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Arun qualified from Rajiv Gandhi University of  Health Sciences, Karnataka, India as a physiotherapist  and  registered as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2009. Arun has experience in working in a variety of different... Read More »

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Mario qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2015 from La Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy. He commenced his career in a National Italian charity 10 years ago providing specialised assessment and neurological treatment to children and adults... Read More »

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Vrushali qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009. She has completed MSc in Physiotherapy from Glasgow Caledonian University. She commenced her career in a private practice in London, rehabilitating a wide variety of injuries including work... Read More »

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Samuel qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2008 with a Sports Science degree and went on to become a qualified personal trainer with further qualifications in nutrition. Employed by the council for several years to provide health... 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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Ed Howes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of East Anglia, in the UK. Having worked in a variety of settings: Outpatients, hospitals, community, accident and emergency, clinics and sporting environments, Ed has... 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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Caroline is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. She graduated from Glasgow University with a Bsc in Anatomy and Physiology in 2007 before studying Physiotherapy as a Masters degree at Glasgow... Read More »

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Stephanie graduated from Kings College London in 2010. She has worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy speciality in various London teaching hospitals including care of the elderly, neurology, respiratory, oncology and musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More »

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Nassor qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010 from St Georges University London. He began his career in the NHS completing numerous ward based and outpatient rotations to gain experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, care of the elderly... Read More »

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Maria is a Chartered Physiotherapist registered also with the Health Professional Council. She qualified in 2008 from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and has since attended several courses related to hands-on therapy.... Read More »

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Danny qualified as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in 2009, where he worked initially in a specialised sports injury clinic before moving on to NHS hospitals in the Midlands and Norfolk. Danny went on to specialise in... 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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Susan Callanan qualified as a Physiotherapist from the  University of Hertfordshire in 2015 and has been working at Physiocomestoyou Ltd since 2016.  She is a registered physiotherapist and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She... 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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Jacob qualified from Rajiv Gandhi University of Karnataka, India as a physiotherapist in January 2001. Jacob has experience of working in a variety of different specialties within the NHS as well as the private sector over the years. These include... Read More »

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Ivan (M.Ost) qualified from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) in London and is a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Institute of Osteopathy (IO). Ivan is also a... Read More »

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Dhiren is a specialist Neurological Physiotherapist with broad experience in working with people with neurological conditions; including newly diagnosed, long-term and progressive neurological disorders. Since graduating in 2010, Dhiren has worked... Read More »

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