specialising in orthopaedic treatment at home
Our specialist orthopaedic practitioner who carries out visits in your own home, or nursing home, at times that suit you. Therefore providing expert treatment in comfortable, safe and familiar surroundings.
Our approach to Home Visits
Our approach to treating these conditions would be via a combination of exercise prescription to restore movement and strength alongside functional rehabilitation and gait re-education.
We ensure all treatments are in line with any restrictions set out by the consultant but strive to maintain as much function and progress as able during any periods of restriction.
Through developing a good rapport with clients and understanding their goals, we can provide guidance, support, empowerment and problem solving throughout the recovery process. Being able to see people in their own homes enables a ‘real life’ approach to rehab and enables ongoing recovery at an early stage if getting out of the house is difficult.
We can support the client to gain confidence in returning to their lives post injury such as car access and outdoor mobility. We have experience in working with clients suffering from different stages of dementia and can adapt to make treatment and approaches the most suitable for the individual.
- Post joint replacements rehabilitation
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Post fracture rehabilitation
- Hip fracture
- Lower limb fracture
- Ankle fracture
- Multiple injuries
- Post hospital stay deconditioning and mobility rehabilitation
You Ask, We Answer Your Questions
When is home physio right for me?
If you have an injury or surgery to a particular area and have lost range of movement, strength or mobility then seeing a Physiotherapist can help to restore these elements. If you are struggling with a particular task at home then it may be more beneficial to see an occupational therapist. Depending on your situation it may be you need to see both specialisms as they do work side by side in a lot of cases.
When is home physio not right for me?
If you are able to get out and access the Physiotherapy centre Sports injuries and back pain are better suited to being treated at the centre then you will be able to have the full complement of treatments and use of equipment. Treatment can still be provided at home but there may be limitations to what can be achieved.
What can be treated by a physio at home?
There is a wide range of conditions that can be treated both at home and in care homes. These include:
- Total Hip Replacement
- Total or Partial Knee Replacement
- Ankle Replacement
- Post Hip Fracture
- Post Fracture in a cast or brace
- Post Fracture after surgery
- Pelvic fractures
- Spinal fractures
- Multiple Fractures
- Balance issues
- Mobility issues
If you have any questions regarding your condition then pleaes do not hesitate to contact us on 02392 215 050 or [email protected]
What cannot be treated by a physio at home?
Conditions that require use of certain pieces of equipment – gym, pool, ESWT, etc.
Those who would be unwilling to have a visitor to their home or where a nursing/care home won’t allow another practitioner.
How long is a session of home physio?
Our initial assessment sessions are 45-60 minutes to allow for a thorough history.
Treatment sessions are 30 minutes but can longer if felt necessary
What types of treatment are available from a home physiotherapist?
Your home physiotherapist is able to offer a wide range of treatments to aid with the resolution of your condition. These treatments can include:
- Hand on therapy
- Range of movement exercise
- Strengthening exercises
- Balance exercises
- Gait re-education
- Progression of mobility aid
- Stairs practise
- Transfers practise
- Problem solving of home environment
- Outdoor mobility
- Car transfer practise
The range of treatmetns that would be appropriate will be discussed with you at the time of your initial assessment.
Is Physiotherapy at a centre better than at home?
Physiotherapy at home is just different to visiting a centre. It would depend on your personal situation and current condition. If you were unable to visit a centre then having physiotherapy at home can help access early rehabilitation and it may be you can then access a centre for ongoing input further into your recovery.
Is physiotherapy at home better than visiting a centre?
Home physiotherapy is just different to visiting a centre. It depends on your personal situation and current condition but for some people it is definitely better as it means they can actually access Physiotherapy.
How do I get physiotherapy treatment if I cannot get out?
We can come to you! Home Physiotherapy can help with a huge variety of problems from post operative rehabilitation to mobility issues. All from the comfort of your own surroundings.
Where can I get private community physiotherapy in Portsmouth?
There are several companies offering physiotherapy at home in Portsmouth and Waterlooville. These include KD Physiotherapy & Portsmouth Physiotherapy at Home, as well as The Physiotherapy Centre. From our Centre in Widley we have a specialist home and community orthopaedic Physiotherapist who can come and assess you at home. Specialising in post joint replacement, post fracture rehabilitation and improving mobility, you can have individualised treatment and support to achieve your goals.
Can physiotherapy help me if I have been discharged from hospital?
Simly put, yes! You may find you are not as mobile as you would like to be following your stay in hospital. Help from a Physiotherapist to restore your strength and fitness can guide you quickly and successfully back to your daily routine and hobbies.
Should I get more physiotherapy after my surgery?
Post surgery physiotherapy provided in the NHS, and private hospitals such as The Spire, is limited to the resources that they have to hand. The limitations that the NHS physiotherapists, and private hospital physiotherapists, have are that they are trying to free up bed space for the next surgery candidate. However, private physiotherapy outside of the hosptial setting is more concerned about ensuring you are able to get to the goals that you wanted from your surgery.
If you are unsure what you should or shouldn’t be doing, are having difficulties with tasks or mobility, then Physiotherapy could well help.
Contact us to arrange your assessment so we can work with you to get to where you want to be.
Is private community physiotherapy better than NHS community physiotherapy?
Both private and NHS community physiotherapists will be working with you towards your goals. The key advantages with a private service is that the waiting times are much less, so you will be seen quickly, the number of sessions are not limited and can be more flexible to suit all your needs and requirements.
How much physiotherapy will I need for rehabilitation from knee/hip replacement?
This will vary depending on your level of activity prior to surgery. It is vital to get the right support and guidance in the early stages to gain as much movement, strength and mobility as you can.
After knee/hip replacement you are likely to need 6+ sessions. At the Physiotherapy Centre, Widley, we have specialist rehabilitation packages for those recovering from total hip replacement and total knee replacements providing;
- 1:1 rehabilitation in our on site gym,
- hands on treatment,
- accelerated healing with the use of EMTT (Extracorporeal MagnetoTransduction Therapy,
- hydrotherapy and
- gym membership.
How much physiotherapy can the NHS provide for me when I have had surgery for a broken bone?
Resources within the NHS are stretched, you may receive some therapy in hospital to help you get home.
Waits for community physiotherapy are generally long if you cannot access a clinic, and that will slow your recovery. Getting the right input and advice early will help a successful recovery.
How much does it cost to have a physiotherapist visit me at home?
The NHS provide a “free” service, but this is very limited in how many sessions you can have, as well as sometimes being a long wait time.
There are several private clinics offering home and community physiotherapy. The prices can range from £60 upto around £120 for this service.
Our costs are currenlty £95 for initial consultations and £99 for treatment sessions – these prices include travel costs (within a reasonable distance). Our costs are higher than some other private providers as we aim to include everything where possible within this price, so there are no hidden extras (such as milage and travel time). You can also be assured that you are being treated by a highly experienced orthopaedic specialist physiotherapist … Laura. She has successfully treated many people following surgery as well as long hospital stays.
Discounts are available if it is appropriate for you to have multiple sessions. Laura will discuss this with your during your initial assessment.
Can I get a physiotherapist to visit me in my care home / nursing home?
Yes, at The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley, we have a community physiotherapist – Laura – who can come and see you at your home or care home.
Most care homes, and nursing homes, are very happy for physiotherapists to carry out treatment at the homes. This can reduce some of the strain on their very busy staff.
Which is the best place (in Portsmouth) to get physiotherapy for my dad at home?
There are several clinics in Portsmouth that provide community physiotherapy, including KD Physiotherapy and Portsmouth Physiotherapy at Home. The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley has a specialist home and community Physiotherapist who can come and assess you at home. Laura specialises in post joint replacement, post fracture rehabilitation and improving mobility, you can have individualised treatment and support to achieve your goals.
A major advantage that Teh Physiotherapy Centre has over other local providers is the option to continue treatment, perhaps with more options, including
- shockwave therapy
No other clinics in and around Portsmouth or Waterlooville can provide hydrotherapy and the shockwave therapy that we can.
How do I get physiotherapy for my mum who has had surgery and cannot leave her house?
Can I get more physiotherapy at home?
If you would be exhausted travelling to a clinic setting then you would definitely get more from your physiotherapy at home.
If you have had physiotherapy at home before and have further goals to work towards then please contact us at The Physiotherapy Centre, Widley on 02392 215 050 or email [email protected] to discuss your situation and book a consultation.
Can physiotherapy be done at home?
Yes, Physiotherapy at home can be very successful in helping you achieve your goals especially if you are unable to get out to a clinic or need to be in familiar surroundings.
How often should you do physiotherapy at home?
Generally sessions once a week to begin with would be most effective, that way your Physiotherapist can monitor your progress.
You may be given exercises to do independently during the rest of the week. As time progresses or depending on your condition a larger gap might be better to allow time for you to practise exercises and tasks.
Your therapist will guide you and discuss what is best for your individual situation.
Can you have too much physiotherapy at home?
It may be that once you start on your rehabilitation journey and can get out of the house that your rehabilitation may be more suitable to continue in the clinic. Your therapist will guide you.
As long as you have goals to be working on then Physiotherapy can continue to support you.
When should I stop physiotherapy?
If you have reached a point when you are better or able to self manage. Your therapist will be able to support you with this decision.
On the rare occasions that Physiotherapy is unable to help, your therapist will point you in the direction of another health professional or arrange for private scans.
How do I know if physiotherapy is working?
You should notice an improvement in your symptoms, feel stronger, be able to move more, and be able to walk more after Physiotherapy depending on your initial condition.
What is the difference between physiotherapy and occupational therapy/OT?
Physiotherapists help people affected by injury, illness or disability through movement and exercise, manual therapy, education and advice. They maintain health for people of all ages, helping patients to manage pain and prevent disease.
Occupational Therapy aims to improve your ability to do everyday tasks if you are having difficulty. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages and can look at all aspects of daily life in your home, school or workplace. They look at activities you find difficult and see if there’s another way you can do them. They can provide equipment to support you with this.
Within the NHS, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists work closely together, however private OTs are not very common place. Therefore your physiotherapist will do what they can to help and advise on some areas that an OT would normally help with.
When should I see a physiotherapist and when should I see an occupational therapist?
If you have an injury or surgery to a particular area and have lost range of movement, strength or mobility then seeing a Physiotherapist can help to restore these elements. If you are struggling with a particular task at home then it may be more beneficial to see an occupational therapist.
Depending on your situation it may be you need to see both specialisms as they do work side by side in a lot of cases.
Can I get a visit from a private occupational therapist?
Yes, you can find your local private occupational therapist on the Royal College of Occupational Therapists website; www.rcotss-ip.org.uk/find. Searching via the RCOT website you be assured that they have all the professional registrations and requirements.
Can a GP refer me for physiotherapy at home?
Yes, GP’s should be able to refer you to the NHS community therapy team in your local area. However, you may need to wait a considerable time before they can come to see you.
If you want to be seen more quickly, you can refer yourself to a private community physiotherapist such as The Physiotherapy Centre – or one of the other home physiotherapy clinics in Hampshire or Sussex.
Can you fix a fractured hip?
Physiotherapists cannot fix a fracture, you will need to be seen by a doctor and have x-rays. They will then decide if you need to have surgery or if the fracture can be managed non-operatively.
If the fracture is small, in good alignment and is likely to heal on its own, the doctors will advise you if you can walk fully on it and then Physiotherapy can help to rehabilitate you.
If you require surgery, Physiotherapy will be important both, in the initial stages in hospital and also once you are home to help with your rehabilitation and recovery.
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