Home Physiotherapy

Next Level Physiotherapy provides physiotherapy treatments in the comfort of the patients’ home. With experience of working in community-based physiotherapy in NHS Scotland, John provides top quality care to his patients. Home Physiotherapy is suitable for patients (mainly geriatric) who have been discharged from hospital and need extra input to return to previous activity levels prior to admission.

Physiotherapy care can also be provided for people that may have lost confidence in going outside, individuals who are at a higher risk of falls or who may have fallen and would like to regain their previous mobility and people who don’t have the mobility or transport to get to the clinic.

What to expect from Home Physiotherapy

With this type of Physiotherapy service John would call to the patient’s home on request from the patient or health professional and he would then undertake a full Physiotherapy assessment as if they were in the clinic but in the convenience of their own home. This type of Physiotherapy is heavily focused on advice, education and exercise prescription that patients can do in their own home. Exercises would focus on areas such as strength, balance, and flexibility which would be tailored to the persons individual needs and abilities.

Exercise and Falls Prevention

John will also carry out a mobility (walking) assessment indoors and outdoors, if requested, to minimise the risk of falls. Recommendations can also be given on walking aids and where to purchase them, if necessary. An assessment can also be made of your home with suggestions on changes that could be made to reduce the occurrence of a fall.

About 1 in 3 adults over 65 who live at home alone will have at least one fall per year

The research has show that exercise can reduce the risk of falls and depression in older adults by 30%, along with many other health benefits also.

Benefits of exercise and keeping active

Further details and information on preventing falls are available through the Next Level Physiotherapy Falls Prevention Talk. This can be booked for your local social club or activity group. Get in touch to find out more.