Elderly care physiotherapy specialises in helping older people have as much bodily movement and function as possible by assessing their problems or injury, providing treatment and advising on their long-term needs in their homes, and in care homes.
Older people have specialised needs and often have more than one medical condition at any one time, making the assessment and management of their problem more complicated.
Our physiotherapists can assess, treat and advise on a large number of medical conditions, including:
- Dementia and frailty: exercise classes can promote mental activity, joint mobility, muscle strength and balance. Relatives can be taught how to safely move their frail loved one.
- Falls: if your relative has had a fall, a our experienced physiotherapists can help them improve their muscle strength and balance. Research has shown that if a physiotherapy is part of the medical team helping an older person after a fall, the risk of a fall happening again drops by up to 55%.
- Fractures: Our physiotherapists can guide rehabilitation after broken bones, particularly common ones such as a fractured hip or wrist. Is very important to get your relative back to their normal abilities.
- Musculoskeletal complaints: Our physios can treat lower back pain, neck pain, knee pain, hip pain and pain from other joints, ligaments and muscles.
- Osteoporosis: if you are suffering from weakened bones, exercise programmes to strengthen the back muscles and encourage weight-bearing and aerobic activities can promote improvements in bone density.
- Osteoarthritis and other arthritic conditions: Our physiotherapists can assess painful joints and give advice on how to maintain joint movement and strength. They can also help your relative with pain management, set up an activity schedule, show your relative how to walk correctly and advise on the use of walking aids.
- Parkinson’s disease: AcuPhysio clinic physiotherapists have been working with Parkinson’s disease patients since 2013. Exercise can improve arm function, posture, walking and balance. This can make your movements easier, safer and more controlled.
- Stroke: We use Bobath concept neurological physiotherapy to treat the paralysis, muscle spasms, postural control loss and functional difficulties that your relative might suffer from after a stroke. Both our physiotherapist have extensive training in treating Neurological conditions.