We provide home visit physiotherapy in Shenstone and surrounding areas. Wherever you happen to live around Shenstone we can help with a wide range of treatment options .
Our physiotherapists are able to offer neurological physiotherapy, post operative rehabilitation, back and neck pain treatment, sports massage and acupuncture.
Why home visit physiotherapy?
Home based physiotherapy is able to offer advantages that the traditional physiotherapy model located in a physical building/practice can not deliver and is becoming seen as possibly the best way to provide physiotherapy. Firstly, patients who use a home visits service such as ours do not have the need to make spare time in their already full days to travel to a physical practice - instead our physiotherapists will travel to you! Many of our patients work full time, lead extremely busy lives and they often tell us that this is of great benefit to them.
Being assessed and treated at home does not simply save time it also enables a comprehensive examination of how your home environment could be affecting your recovery and allows our chartered physiotherapist to better determine the optimal treatment methods to use. We have found this to be a great advantage for our patients with a neurological problem (e.g. cerebral palsy), those who are recovering from a stroke and also patients who have recently been taken in to hospital and are now beginning the long journey of regaining mobility.
Some of our patients have great difficulty in walking and would find getting to a physical clinic difficult if not impossible. There are often many reasons for this difficulty in mobilising, for example they may have had a large operation such as a joint replacement or perhaps they have recently been unwell and spent some time in hospital causing them to lose strength and mobility. For these patients our home visit physiotherapy service is an ideal solution as it removes the need to visit a clinic and allows rehabilitation to take place at home.
What will it involve?
Having arranged an appointment, a chartered physiotherapist will visit you at home. Each physiotherapist carries a plinth (massage/assessment table) and a bag with equipment they may need.
The initial session starts with a verbal discussion which allows the physiotherapist to establish what your main problem is, talk over any aims you have and also to examine relevant past medical history. In our experience this is an essential part of the session as it gives you the opportunity to explain your needs and also allows the physiotherapist to have a clear understanding of how they can best help you.
Next is a physical examination which covers a series of components including - balance, muscle function and strength, co-ordination, alignment and gait. This is a key part of the overall assessment process as it is the section where your physiotherapist is trying to analyse any underlying physical dysfunctions, tie this together with the information you have provided and prepare a diagnosis and treatment plan.
The diagnosis will then be clearly explained to you along with the reasons that have led the physiotherapist to that diagnosis. In our opinion it is essential you have a good awareness of the nature of the problem and our physios always explain things clearly.
The treatment component of the session will then take place - there are many options including spinal manipulation, soft tissue massage, acupuncture and sports massage. Once the session has finished any exercises that you need to complete are detailed and any follow up sessions booked
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