Here at Physio@home we like to feel that we can offer a variety of services to clients with many different conditions.

Below are examples of conditions we commonly treat, but please give us a call if you do not see what you are looking for on the list - we may still be able to help!


Neuro Rehabilitation

  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Adults with cerebral palsy
  • Elderly and Additional Rehabilitation

Stroke



A stroke is either caused by a blood clot forming in one of the blood vessels in your brain or through bleeding from one of these blood vessels. Following a stroke you can be left with many symptoms varying from affected speech/communication, balance problems, weakness (often on one side particularly) and muscle tightness (spasticity/high tone). We can help through providing a strengthening programme for upper limbs, lower limbs and trunk, helping re-educate balance and walking, progress your walking to use different walking aids, provide advice/support to family and carers on manual handling and support more day to day activities such as returning to work, joining a gym, returning to hobbies etc. We may also suggest using Saebo and/or FES (functional electrical stimulation) for progressing upper limb rehabilitation. Similarly for strengthening the leg muscles to improve walking we may use the Walkaide. Please see our services page for more information about these devices.


Multiple Sclerosis



MS is a disorder of the central nervous system, for reasons unknown your immune system attacks the nerves and causes a disruption in the way messages are sent from your brain to the rest of your body. MS can present with many different symptoms but the most common ones that can benefit from physiotherapy input are weakness, reduced balance, muscle tightness (spasticity) and fatigue. We can provide education on ways to manage fatigue whilst continuing to do your day to day activities as much as possible, advice on suitable walking aids or other adaptations that may improve your quality of life. We can also teach exercise programmes to help with muscle strength, reducing muscle tightness, balance, walking and many more. Our Walkaide FES devices can be very effective for improving foot drop in our clients with MS.


Acquired/traumatic brain injury



There can be many causes of an acquired brain injury but often it occurs through events such as road traffic accidents and falls. Again they can cause a wide variety of impairments; similar to stroke and thus our physiotherapy approach is very similar. We work closely with other professionals such as occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and neuropsychologists to provide maximal opportunities for our clients to achieve their goals. We may also find it suitable to suggest trialling our Saebo/FES and Walkaide products dependent on your specific impairments.


Adults with cerebral palsy



Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe brain injury acquired in a child under one year old. Again symptoms can vary widely depending on the severity and location of the brain injury. Here at Physio@Home we offer a 'transition' service from our sister company KidsPhysio2u. Once children reach 18 we can then take over provision of their therapy input. We also treat older adults with cerebral palsy who want to improve their independence/function or quality of life, this can include hydrotherapy, strengthening programmes and use of FES as some examples of therapy. See our testimonials page for one of our recent clients thoughts!

Other neurological conditions that we commonly see include Parkinsons' Disease, spinal cord injury, motor neurone disease and other balance/movement disorders.


Elderly and Additional Rehabilitation



There are a wide range of disorders and illnesses that may affect you as you get older and for many of them physiotherapy can be of benefit. Joint problems such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be very debilitating, physiotherapy can help by strengthening the muscles surround the joints, helping increase the joint movements and reducing the joint pain, which all in turn can help to improve day to day quality of life and independence.

For respiratory conditions such as COPD and broncheictasis we can provide "hands-on" techniques to help clear the chest and work on energy conservation techniques, breathing control and methods to independently clear the chest, allowing you to feel more in control, comfortable and able to go about day-to-day life.

If you have had to undergo a lower limb amputation we are able to provide physiotherapy to support you in your transition back home, practice transfers around the house and work on your strength and balance to allow you to transfer easier. If you are getting used to a prosthetic (artificial) limb we can work specifically on learning to walk/transfer/put your prosthesis on and off and support you with your individual goals, whether that is returning to work, climbing a flight of stairs, going on holiday etc. We would also ensure we worked closely with your prosthetic rehabilitation centre.


We are always happy to discuss your individual situation, so please don't hesitate to call us for an informal chat on 01206 396789, or email us on info@yourphysioathome.co.uk to see if we can help.


Testimonials
In August 2013 I had a Brain Hemorrhage aged 29 before this I was a solicitor at a top 10 law firm and a busy mum of two.

My father-in-law found Kathryn on the internet and having read her profile I knew she was for me. I met Kathryn shortly after in February 2014 after a second stint in hospital. The original Brain hemorrhage has left me with Ataxia, which in turn, has left me with balance, strength and core problems.

When I first met Kathryn I was pleased to use my zimmer frame now I have a walker and crutches (July 2014) and I am far less reliant on my wheelchair.

I find the physio tough in a good way. Kathryn recently went away and the organization was seamless - Beth turned up and was just as tough. Both Kathryn and Beth are really personable and an hour goes by very quickly.

I find Kathryn (and Beth) approachable and friendly. Kathryn often emails me between appointments and her local market knowledge is very good.

I am really/finally starting to see a difference and I hope if we keep on I'll get a semblance of my old life back.

- CW
In March 2010 my wife and I had the 4 o'clock in the morning call that all parents dread. Our son, 29 years old, had had a serious motorcycle accident in Bali. He was in a critical state, with serious head injuries and brain damage, in a coma in a hospital in Bali. What followed was massive anguish and uncertainty, air ambulance jet repatriation a thousand miles away to Singapore, five weeks of fantastic hospital treatment, and then repatriation to UK.

At that point we were more or less on our own; the first available appointment offered for physiotherapy was more than a month away. We came to Beth via a personal contact and she was the best thing that could have happened to us. Beth is definitely not a 'one size fits all' therapist. She listened carefully to the detail of his situation. She carried out her own assessment. Then she devised targeted exercises specific to his needs.

Each visit progressively moved him along the road to improving balance, strength, physical co-ordination, hand to eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and, of equal importance, confidence in his ability to get his old life back.

Beth stressed that her visits were to demonstrate and advise, so that our son's own daily routines in between visits, would be best suited to his continuing improvement.

In those early months she gave him the encouragement, confidence and motivation that he so badly needed.

No one who now meets our son has any idea that he suffered brain injury. Even his old friends cannot tell the difference between the before and after. He was undoubtedly lucky, but a significant chunk of his luck came from knowing Beth.

- Garry, Essex
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