Rheumatology Physiotherapy

A Rheumatic disease is classified by inflammation of the joints, muscles and other connective tissues. The disease can affect just one area or multiple areas throughout the body. There are numerous different types of rheumatic disease and often result in a reduction in body function and mobility.

How Can Rheumatology Physiotherapy Help?

We can provide experienced physiotherapists to see you at home and work with you to help you manage your condition. The first time the physiotherapist visits they will carry out a thorough assessment which includes looking at your mobility and walking aids, muscle strength and joint movement, posture and function. Following the assessment the physiotherapist will discuss any treatments they can provide and set goals with you to improve your general function and mobility and achieve the maximum potential in your home, work and social life. These treatments can include advice on ice, exercise programmes, massagetapingacupuncture and mobility practice.

How Can Rheumatology Occupational Therapy Help?

We can also provide occupational therapists to come to your home. They help people to regain the ability to carry out activities that have purpose and meaning to them and become or remain as independent as possible. Some of the services they can offer include:

  • Home assessments including modifications such as rearranging furniture, building ramps, widening doorways, grab bars, special toilet seats and other safety equipment to encourage peoples function to be their fullest
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Splinting

What Causes Rheumatic Disease?

Our immune system is in place to protect us from our environment and against damage to cells. Sometimes the system becomes muddled and does not read signals from the environment correctly and actually begins ‘attacking’ normal cells in the body rather than protecting them. This process leads to diseases known as auto-immune diseases. Commonly recognised auto-immune diseases include rheumatoid arthritis , (joint inflammation), lupus (SLE) and vasculitis.

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Kim qualified as a Charted Physiotherapist in 2011 from Cardiff University. After travelling around the world she landed her first NHS rotational job gaining experience in all core areas including musculo-skeletal conditions, orthopaedics, neurology... 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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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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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 Londonsince 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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