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

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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