Elderly, geriatric physiotherapy
including vestibular, unsteadiness, balance problems, and falls prevention.
We offer physiotherapy support to the elderly for maintaining or improving levels of activity. It’s a well known fact the strength and fitness gains can be made at any age. We understand that medical conditions can interact to affect a persons well being and we take a holistic approach to treatment and advice.
We commonly see people with diabetes, asthma, sever arthritis, (please see our page on dizziness care or click here) and osteoporosis, since the training of physiotherapists is medically based. We understand the effect of these conditions on your physical well being and know how to modify treatments according to the medical condition .
Falling is one of the most common reason for hospital admissions in the elderly. A multi factorial Physiotherapy assessment is carried out, since factors such as footwear, loss of strength and balance, medication and obstacles at home can all be factors in increasing the likelihood of falls.
Balance and pilates strengthening exercise can help to minimise falls depending on the cause. We will refer you to a falls specialist if there is a need.