Elderly Rehabilitation in Basingstoke | 4 Common Questions Answered

Foundations Physio are specialists in neurological physiotherapy and elderly rehabilitation. Based in Fleet, we provide a unique home physiotherapy service for people in Basingstoke and the surrounding Surrey and Hampshire areas. Whether you need physiotherapy for stroke recovery or are looking for exercise groups in your local area, contact us today.

 

On this page, we’ve provided answers to 4 commonly asked questions about physiotherapy.

 

When and Why is Physiotherapy Used?

 

Physiotherapy can involve numerous different treatment and preventative approaches, such as specific physiotherapy for stroke rehabilitation or neurological physiotherapy. It essentially helps to restore movement and function for an individual who has been affected by injury, disability or illness, while helping to prevent further problems.

 

Our home physiotherapy service in Basingstoke is beneficial for elderly rehabilitation as well as people of all ages with varying health conditions, such as:

 

  • Problems affecting bones, joints and soft tissue such as back, neck and shoulder pain
  • Brain or nervous system problems such as those resulting from a stroke or MS
  • Body heat and circulation issues perhaps due to cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

 

What Happens During My First Home Physiotherapy Visit?

 

When you contact Foundations Physio to enquire about home physiotherapy, you will speak directly with a qualified physiotherapist. All clinicians working for our company are registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) so you know you’re in good hands. We will discuss your individual needs and if we can help, will arrange a convenient time for one of our therapists to visit you at your home or retirement/nursery home in the Basingstoke area.

 

During the first visit, we will discuss the history of your condition and your personal goals. An initial assessment is then carried out that can include looking at your home environment to make it safer, as well as checking your physical mobility such as joint ranges and strength.

 

Why Are People Referred to Elderly Rehabilitation?

 

If your mobility has changed or you are struggling to cope at home, you may be referred to elderly rehabilitation. This specialist care involves the management of a wide range of conditions associated with ageing, including home physiotherapy for stroke recovery. Through tailored, individual treatment plans we can improve muscle strength, build confidence, increase your quality of life and help you regain your independence.

 

Our team have the expertise to help elderly people in and around the Basingstoke area with various health conditions and reduced mobility. We visit you in the safety of your own home or in your residential home - where ever is more appropriate or more comfortable for you.

 

How Can Neurological Physiotherapy Help Me?

 

Neurological problems, whether congenital, genetic or due to injury or illness, can cause messages from your brain to never reach the affected parts of your body. This may result in loss of sensation or mobility, weakened muscles, spasms and tremors, loss of balance or uncoordinated movement. Neurological physiotherapy uses repetitive exercises and actions to stimulate the message pathways your brain is struggling with, to make new pathways.

 

Many of our clients in Basingstoke and the surrounding areas have found their symptoms improving through the help of our tailored home physiotherapy services, such as physiotherapy for stroke rehabilitation. Our team of fully trained physiotherapists are knowledgeable in and help with all neurological conditions, including:

 

  • Stroke
  • Head Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • MS
  • Guillian-Barre Syndrome
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Neuropathies
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Parkinson's Disease

For all enquiries about elderly rehabilitation, neurological physiotherapy or physiotherapy for stroke in Basingstoke, call us today on 07817495791.

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