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Home Visiting Physiotherapy covering Colchester, Essex and surrounding areas.

Physio@Home was formed in 2013 by Beth Thornton and Kathryn Smith. We are physiotherapists with a total of 14 years previous experience within the NHS.

We specialise in neurological and elderly rehabilitation, which means that we treat a variety of conditions, for example clients with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's, post stroke, those with reduced confidence after a fall and hip fractures to name a few. For further examples please see our conditions page. The company was born out of the belief in the importance of rehabilitation in the community and in a client's own familiar surroundings. The benefits of undergoing physiotherapy in a home environment is that it allows us to help clients with everyday tasks they may be finding difficult and tailor rehabilitation around specific client centred goals.

Physiotherapy can help when someone has been affected by an illness, disability or injury. Not only can we improve that person's movement, strength and ability to carry out daily tasks, but we can also assist to regain their confidence and independence in everyday life.

We provide a friendly and professional service and ensure that all treatments are personalised to the individual client based on what they wish to achieve. We will happily include family members in our client's rehabilitation plans and can keep relatives updated on progress as required. Alongside the more traditional physiotherapy treatment we also pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients, whether this be supporting them to attend a social group, helping them access the local community, building their confidence on bus journeys or attending the gym and exercise classes.

We are based in Colchester, however, we travel throughout Essex and Suffolk for appointments. In addition to seeing clients in their own home we do have access to a clinic in Colchester for those who would rather travel to us for their physiotherapy sessions. We are also proud to say that we are a FREE assessment clinic for Saebo, so if you are interested in any of their products then please contact us.

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 to see if we can help.

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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