Conditions we treat

Physio@home 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

Older person rehabilitation

  • Post falls
  • Arthritis
  • Reduced mobility
  • Reduced confidence/balance
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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 core, 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.

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.

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.

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. We 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.

Other neurological conditions we commonly treat include Parkinsons' Disease, spinal cord injury and other balance/movement disorders.

Older person 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. 

Falls can be very debilitating regardless of age, not only because they can cause a physical injury but due to the impact on a person’s confidence.  We can not only help with recovery of falls related injuries but through mobility/balance practise in a safe environment we can help to build that confidence back up too.

Call us

We are always happy to discuss your individual situation, so please don't hesitate to call us for an informal chat on 01206396789, or email us on beth@yourphysioathome.co.uk to see if we can help.