Home based physiotherapy in Crawley
Breaking the cycle
After working in the NHS for 16 years, I noticed a pattern of elderly patients coming in and out of hospital. These patients would have a fall, recover in hospital, and then go back home. However, they were never fully rehabilitated. Their fear of falling again, coupled with muscle stiffness, meant that they avoided movement. Prolonged static movement, like sitting in a chair for several hours, can easily end up happening. This, in turn, leads to muscles seizing up and can cause another fall. This cycle is one that happens to many elderly patients and is a tricky one to break out of.
We are an ageing population, and the NHS is under a lot of strain. This leads to long waiting lists and many elderly people have to wait months before receiving care. Here at The Well Balanced Centre, we want to break this cycle. We believe in rehabilitating our patients not just for the present, but for the future as well. This means that we take extra time and care to make sure you are fully back on your feet.
Interested in home based physiotherapy in Crawley? Get in touch today to find out more.
What are the benefits of physiotherapy?
There are lots of benefits to receiving physiotherapy treatment. One of the brilliant things about it is that it involves you in your own healing process. Rather than isolating one area, physiotherapy takes into account the ‘whole person’. This allows for greater healing and can often make a patient feel more motivated. Other benefits include:
Increased strength and balance
Movement confidence gained
Significantly reduced pain and stiffness
Helping with joint stiffness
Having hazards spotted and effectively removed
Preventing future falls
A tailored exercise plan
One of the most important benefits of physiotherapy is an increase of movement confidence. The treatment will allow you to feel happy and confident when performing everyday activities.
In your initial assessment, your specialist will have a chat with you about what your goals are. These movement goals can include anything you want but try to stay realistic. Setting one big goal and a few smaller, milestone goals, for example, is a great way to start. Your specialist will also chat with you about a tailored exercise plan and make suggestions for daily exercises.
Another important part of your initial assessment is hazard spotting and mobility aid assessing. Your specialist will be able to spot hazards in the home. This includes things like doorways, rugs or furniture. Removing these will be crucial in preventing future falls. They can also suggest mobility aids to improve your quality of life.
Physiotherapy is proven to give a lot of health benefits. It is the best gift that you can give to yourself especially after having surgery.
With over 9 years specialised experience in orthopaedic Physiotherapy, The Well Balanced Centre Physiotherapist can play a huge role in your rehabilitation journey. Recovery from a total hip replacement can take a while but with our help, recovery time decreases. This will allow you get back to your usual routines as quickly as possible.
Areas We cover
Ardingly, Balcombe, Bolney, Burgess Hill, Chelwood Gate, Crawley, Cuckfield, Danehill, Ditchling, Handcross, Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Henfield, Hurspierpoint, Lindfield, Newick, Nutley, Plumpton, Ringmer, Scaynes Hill, Turners Hill, Warninglid, West Grinstead & Wych Cross
We provide home based physiotherapy in Cuckfield 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!