Our Physiotherapists work closely with the other members of the multidisciplinary team to promote independence, encourage activity, assist you in achieving your goals and encourage self management of your long term condition.
The information below provides you with an insight into what your sessions with the Physiotherapist may include. Please ensure you have spoken to your Physiotherapist prior to starting any of the exercises.
What will they ask me?
Be prepared to answer some questions relating to your complaint. These may include both the physical and emotional aspects of your condition. It would be useful for your physiotherapist to know what you are finding difficult and any recent changes to your abilities. You will be asked more than these questions but if you are able to think around these before you have your assessment it will help your physiotherapist to form a treatment plan. We will also ask you about what medication you are currently taking, so please bring a recent prescription with you.
What else should I think about?
Consider what it is that you want to achieve. Your physiotherapist will make sure that whatever treatment is deemed appropriate is linked to what you want to improve. You will be asked to consider a goal or goals as this helps make your treatment more effective. A goal may be personal in nature such as being able to walk to the shops, comb your hair or get out of the chair more easily.
Following your assessment your Physiotherapist will work with you to provide a rehabilitation programme that suits your needs and that will help you manage your condition most effectively.
These treatments may include:
Exercise therapy for balance, strength and range of movement
Gait analysis and re-education
Biodex Body-weight support system
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)