A stay in hospital, no matter our age, can be traumatic but it is especially difficult if you are elderly. Often, it can take some time to recover from a stay in hospital and get used to being home again.
Interestingly, a Yale study reported that just 52.3% of patients aged 70 and up “regained their pre-ICU level of functioning”. The study also reported that many of these patients left hospital with more health complications than they’d entered with.
After working in the NHS for 16 years, I know this story all too well. Elderly patients can get stuck in a cycle of going in and out of hospital. This is because they become afraid of movement at home, worrying that another accident will occur. In fact, this can make you more accident prone as your joints seize up. Here at The Well Balanced Centre, we want this to change. We are all about getting you mobile and having you re-enter the community after a fall.
One of the best things you can do is to set small goals for yourself. After a distressing time, it is unrealistic to expect that you will be fully back to normal immediately. Try setting yourself small goals to slowly acclimatise yourself to being back home. Something like ‘I want to climb the stairs using a handrail’ is a good, realistic goal to set. As you get stronger and more confident, try setting ‘bigger’ goals. Perhaps walking, assisted, to the end of the garden and back again. Setting small goals means you are easily able to see your progress and gain confidence.
One of the best ways to recover after a fall is to start having home based physiotherapy sessions. Here at The Well Balanced Centre, we provide home based physiotherapy in Ardingly and across West Sussex.
How can physiotherapy help me?
There are a number of ways in which physiotherapy can give you a better quality of life. Some the services we offer include:
Strength and balance training
Help with walking patterns and gait re-education
Fall prevention and hazard spotting
Creating a tailored exercise plan for you to do at home
Improving functional abilities
Working on movement confidence
So, if you’ve been looking for home based physiotherapy in Ardingly, you may have found your match!
Initial Physio Assessment
We can come to your home and perform an initial assessment. This means we can get a sense of your movement capabilities and chat about your goals. We can then create a tailored exercise plan for you to do in your own time. We also provide hands-on physiotherapy to help reduce pain. Interested in home based physio? Get in touch today to book your initial assessment.
Get in touch
I started The Well Balanced Centre after 16 years in the NHS. We are industry experts who want to bring the best, personalised care straight to your door. Get in touch today to book your first consultation.
Areas We cover
Ardingly, Balcombe, Bolney, Burgess Hill, Chelwood Gate, Chailey, Crawley, Cuckfield, Danehill, Ditchling, Handcross, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Henfield, Hickstead, Hurstpierpoint, Lindfield, Newick, Nutley, Plumpton, Ringmer, Scaynes Hill, Turners Hill, Warninglid, West Grinstead, Wivelsfield & Wych Cross, Brighton, Hove, Lewes
We provide home based physiotherapy in Ardingly and the surrounding areas in West Sussex . We have developed reputable links with like minded health care and fitness professionals in the area who can provide holistic solutions to our patients health.
We are always happy to write to your GP, talk to your personal trainer/coach or communicate to other professionals involved in your health and fitness. We are better working together!