We provide a home visit physiotherapy service in Whittington and the surrounding areas including Lichfield. Wherever you live in or around Whittington we will be able to help with a range of very effective treatments.
Why home visit physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy based in the home environment has the potential to deliver advantages that the old traditional physiotherapy delivery method located in a physical practice can not offer and is slowly being accepted as the best way to provide physiotherapy. Patients who use our home visit physiotherapy service have no need to find extra time in already full schedules to travel to a practice - rather one of our physiotherapists will come out to you! For some patients who work full time, have long commutes and busy family lives, this is can be the primary benefit.
There is a lot more to our service than simply saving time; having physiotherapy at home facilitates a detailed examination of the multiple ways in which your home environment may affect your rehabilitation and gives our chartered physiotherapists a better opportunity to decide upon the best treatment methods. This has been of great benefit for our patients who have a long-term neurological condition (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis), those patients who may be recovering from a stroke and also those who have been to hospital and are at the start of the long journey of rehabilitation and strengthening.
Our home visit physiotherapy service is also of great help to those of our patients who have great difficulty in mobilising and find that the effort and time required to visit a physical clinic makes rehab virtually impossible. There can be multiple reasons for having difficulty with walking and movement, possibly the patient may recently have undergone a surgical procedure such as a hip replacement or they may recently have been taken ill and needed to be admitted to hospital causing a reduction in strength and mobility. For patients such as these a home visit physiotherapy service offers a fantastic solution as it takes away the requirement to get to a clinic and allows rehabilitation to take place at home.
What will it involve?
Once you have organised an appointment, a physiotherapist will visit you at home. Each physiotherapist carries a plinth (massage/assessment table) and a bag with equipment they may need.
The initial assessment and treatment session begins with a conversation between you and the physiotherapist. This gives the physiotherapist the opportunity to identify your main problem, discuss your aims you and also to cover any relevant past medical history. Experience shows that this is a extremely important part of the session as it allows you the chance to explain what you are looking for and also enables the physiotherapist to have a good idea of the best ways in which they can help.
After this, is a physical examination covering many components including - balance, muscle strength, co-ordination, postural alignment and gait. This key part of the assessment process allows your physiotherapist to identify any physical dysfunctions and determine their underlying causes. This is then tied together with the information gleaned from the earlier conversation in order to prepare a diagnosis and treatment plan.
Any diagnosis will be explained along with the reasoning that has led to that diagnosis. Our experience shows that it is essential for achieving the best outcomes that you have a clear understanding of your problem and our physios will always try to 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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