Physiotherapy At Home
Physio Plus+ is a well established practice, based in the centre of Haywards Heath.
We are able to offer Physiotherapy At Home in the Mid Sussex area (from Balcombe / Handcross in the north to Hurstpierpoint / Ditchling in the south; from Cowfold in the west to Chailey in the east).
Physiotherapy is available in your place of residence, either in your own home or care home.
Treatment is provided by our team of highly skilled and committed physiotherapists, all of whom have extensive experience.
Please click here to find out more about the team.
Why choose to have physiotherapy at home?
The key aim of all of our physiotherapy treatment is to encourage as much independence as possible.
There are two main reasons for requesting physiotherapy at home:
- You may be unable to get to the clinic due to problems with mobility etc
- You may have been unable, for a variety of reasons, to access services / help from agencies such as the NHS.
There is a significant advantage in providing programmes in this way, as it can often produce more positive and realistic outcomes. By observing the day-to-day demands in your place of residence, your physiotherapist can tailor the rehabilitation programme to your personal and specific needs and goals.
We are able to take referrals from individuals self-referral or from your GP / Consultant or other Health Professional.
What conditions are we able to help you with?
All of our treatment programmes are designed to help you manage pain, regain your confidence and maximize your independence. Below you will find an outline of what we can offer. Please call us for advice, if the difficulties you are encountering do not appear on this list.
- Rehabilitation following surgery (including joint replacement):
In order to achieve the best outcome from surgery, our physiotherapists can help you regain the full movement of your joints and full length of any muscles involved. They can also help reduce swelling and increase your mobility. They have the knowledge to help you walk and move properly after surgery. The ultimate goal is to return you to full function, whatever your age or circumstances.
- Rehabilitation after a fracture, fall or hospital stay:
Following a fracture, a fall or period in hospital, our physiotherapists are able to see you at home, to help you 'get going' as soon as possible. They can also give you helpful advice and guidance to prevent further falls.
- Neurological Physiotherapy:
Our specialist neuro-physiotherapists are able to help you if you have a long-term neurological condition or have suffered a neurological incident. The conditions we are able to treat include:
• Stroke • Spinal Cord Injury • Multiple Sclerosis • Motor Neurone Disease • Parkinsons Disease • Guillian Barre Syndrome • Myasthenia Gravis • Head Injury • Fibromyalgia • Cerebral Palsy • Cerebellar Ataxia • Transverse Myelitis.
- Care of the elderly:
Muscle strength, mobility and balance can all be affected by age. Osteoporosis can also cause problems. Our physiotherapists can assist you with all of these issues and can help to increase your confidence and reduce your risk of falling.
What happens when you have Physiotherapy At Home?
- Initial Visit:
During the initial visit, a full medical history will be taken and a complete physical examination carried out. Findings from this initial assessment will be fully discussed, together with treatment options and likely treatment outcomes.
- Treatment Goals:
Treatment goals will be decided upon in full consultation with you and a treatment plan will be formulated following this visit.
- Follow Up Treatments:
In subsequent sessions, goals, plans and outcomes will be reviewed regularly and modified, if necessary. Equipment needs will also be assessed and options for the provision of equipment will be explored, as appropriate.
Treatment may consist of a single episode of assessment and advice, a course of several sessions, intermittent reviews or regular maintenance therapy. This is all dependent on agreement and consent between you and the physiotherapist.
Your treatment plan may include:
exercises (active / passive) • stretching (active / passive) • functional rehabilitation • postural advice • balance training • manual therapy • gait re-education • heat / ice therapy • massage therapy • ultrasound • acupuncture • advice on walking aids • relaxation techniques • facilitation of normal movement patterns
In consultation with you and when necessary, the physiotherapist will liaise with other medical professionals involved in your care.