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Care of the elderly and the older person

Date of birth should never be a barrier to receiving care – it should always be directed by clinical need and not by the age of the patient.

Physiotherapy provision for this specialised client group will always recognise the right for individuals to make decisions about their own care. In doing this, treatment and services are very much focussed on the goals and aims that are generated by the patient, of course in conjunction with their families, carers and other healthcare providers.

Physiotherapy is an interactive process requiring participation. Some patients just aren’t able to remember or partake in an exercise programme. In which case rehabilitation is based around the application of functional ability, using functional tasks to remain functionally strong (eg: sit to stand practice, supervised walking) It is usual to write things down and teach relatives and carers how to encourage and facilitate these activities.

Physiotherapy can help with:

  • Falls
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Recovery after illness
  • Recovery after surgery
  • Recovery after fracture
  • Recovery after hospital stay
  • Loss of mobility/decreasing confidence

Some of the treatments we use to do this:

  • Massage
  • Passive and active range of movement
  • Functional and prescriptive exercises individually tailored to the patient’s own needs and goals
  • Walking practice
  • Gaze stability training
  • Balance exercises
  • Strengthening


You can book home visits or come to the clinic.