Elderly Care2019-08-31T06:25:04+00:00

Chartered Physiotherapists

Specialists in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Elderly Care

Portobello Physiotherapy Clinic provides specialist care and treatment for a wide range of conditions associated with ageing both in a home care setting and on location in our clinic. The importance of staying mobile and independent as we age and advance into the later stages of life is paramount to both ones physical health and mental wellbeing.

Typical conditions treated in elderly patients:

What does a Physiotherapy Assessment entail?

The first part of your assessment with your physiotherapist will involve taking a detailed subjective history whereby your physiotherapist will ask you a series of questions regarding your symptoms, past medical history, any medications your on and your current level of physical activity.

The second part of your assessment will involve a detailed physical examination in which you may be asked to remove some of your clothing to facilitate an accurate assessment of the affected areas. In the examination your physiotherapist may assess your strength, joint range of motion, balance, coordination, walking, posture and functional capacity.

The third phase of your physiotherapy assessment will involve a discussion between you and your physiotherapist about the findings of the assessment and a treatment plan will be drawn up.

Depending on your particular condition some of the following treatment strategies may be used:

  1. Exercise Therapy to increased strength, mobility, balance and coordination.
  2. Pain management (TENS, Therapeutic massage, Heat, Acupuncture).
  3. Provision of walking aids (stick, zimmer frame) to assist with mobility and maintaining independence with daily activities.
  4. Provision of braces and supports for arthritic or injured joints, gait re-education both indoors and outdoors, stairs practice, technical advice on how to manage your condition within your home or working environment.

Further reading: Falls in the Elderly

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“Due to a serious Repetitive Strain Injury in my shoulder/neck I have been attending Portobello Physiotherapy on and off over the last several years, during which, the treatment I have received has always been of the highest standard. The staff are both friendly and welcoming and have always answered any questions I’ve asked about my injury. Exercise programmes were set out for me, explained in detail and, in my case, altered to suit how my shoulder/neck react to them. As long as I put the time in to doing the exercises and follow the advice of the Therapists I always see results within a short space of time. I would highly recommend Portobello Physiotherapy to anyone, as the care and attention I have received on my visits has always been second to none.”

Tim Dublin 8

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