Hands on treatment with our qualified physiotherapists
If your condition requires, we are able to assess for rehabilitation aids such as:
- SaeboFlex to improve arm and hand function
- FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) in order to improve muscle function for tasks like walking, and opening the hand to grip
We are able to provide you with information about many different types of splints for hands, arms, legs and feet, and if required, referral to an Orthotist.
Initial assessment – what to expect
When you first meet with our Physiotherapist, they will ask you a series of questions in order to gain as much information about your condition and physical function as possible. The questions are related to your current condition, past medical history, any medications you are taking and what you want to improve upon with treatment. Then, a thorough assessment of your muscle, joints and function will be carried out. We will look at your range of movement, strength, sensation, balance and function, in a variety of positions including lying, sitting, kneeling and standing. We recommend that you wear loose fitting clothes to your assessment and follow up treatments.
We always have discussions with our patients about what they would like to achieve from their treatment, and how we feel we will be able to help you improve your function.
An assessment normally lasts around an hour, but may last longer. After this process a treatment plan will be formulated, and then this will be discussed with the patient.
Your initial assessment provides a great opportunity for you to ask all of the questions you may have about physiotherapy, goals, treatments and physical aids. This is a chance to get some expert advice to help you to manage your condition.
Domiciliary and home visits
We understand that many people may not be able to travel to one of our clinics or Rehabilitation centres. We offer a full domicillary or community rehabilitation service. One of our highly qualified Physiotherapists will come to your home and conduct a thorough assessment, establish some joint goals with you and work with you throughout your rehabilitation programme.
We can work with your in your own home to improve your:
- Transfers in and out of bed
- Hand and arm rehabilitation
- Leg and foot rehabilitation
- Performing functional tasks
- Promoting independence at home
- Accessing community facilities
To discuss your condition with a Physiotherapist and how we can help you in your rehabilitation please give us a call on 0121 411 9626 or Email [email protected]