Whatever your age, physiotherapy can optimise physical function and self- confidence.

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At Physio for All we can help older people to restore, maintain and improve strength, mobility, flexibility and balance. If you have difficulties travelling to our Battersea practice or prefer to be cared for at your home, we provide home visits in South West London.

Are you over 60 and feeling the wears and tears in your body? Are you worrying about your ageing parent who has walking difficulties and is at risk of falling? Are you an active senior who would like to be proactive and maximise your physical abilities?

Physio for All bespoke Seniors' programmes

During the initial consultation, the physiotherapist will ask about your current concerns and past medical history, followed by a thorough physical assessment and the preparation of a personalised programme according to your needs and goals.

Functional fitness MOT for seniors over 60

The functional MOT for ageing people, carried out by a physiotherapist, is a personal screening of physical abilities to identify problems and weaknesses which may have an impact on daily life and physical or sports activities.

We recommend a functional MOT to everyone getting older who needs professional help, would like to be proactive to prevent later problems and maximise their independence and fitness.

Physiotherapy can help seniors and elderly with:

  • Aches & pains such as back and neck pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Physiotherapy pre and post-surgery
  • Prevention of falls to reduce the risk and fear of falls
  • Arthritis
  • Prevention of injuries and fractures
  • Difficulty with walking, balance and coordination
  • Neurological rehabilitation such as Parkinson, Multiple sclerosis
  • Incontinence and pelvic health issues
  • Breathing problems such as shortness of breath, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)

Osteoporosis and bone health programme

Build stronger bones, reduce the risk of fractures and build confidence with Physio for All’s Osteoporosis Management Programme.

After the age of 35, we all lose more bone than we form new. Bone loss increases gradually as part of the ageing process. Both women and men are at risk of osteoporosis, and in women bone loss occurs fastest in the first few years after menopause.

Osteoporosis is a silent disease. If you are not sure if you are at risk of breaking bone?  Try the online fracture risk assessment tool FRAX.

Osteoprosis and risk of fracture information from the NHS site

  • The Osteoporosis Management programme includes :
  • A thorough assessment to test your strength, movement, posture and balance and evaluate your level of fitness
  • The design of an individual programme of progressive exercises: flexibility, strength, postural, balance, weight bearing, cardiovascular and resisted exercises.
  • A handout of the exercise programme
  • Advice and recommendation on safe exercise and fitness
  • A follow-up appointment to check how you are doing and progression of exercises.
  • Follow-up sessions can be discussed with your physio.

This evidence based physiotherapy programme is suitable for persons presenting with low bone density, Osteoporosis and Osteopenia.

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The fall prevention programme

As we are getting older, falls are more likely to happen and some serious injuries can affect quality of life and independence. The most serious fall-related injury is a hip fracture.
Are you afraid of falling? Are you a parent or a friend concerned and looking for help to reduce risk of falls?

Physiotherapists can help treat and prevent falls with a targeted exercise programme.

You can read more information and advice on physiotherapy and Fall prevention and risk of fractures from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

  • Our Fall Prevention programme includes :
  • An Initial consultation taking account of your current problems, past medical history, evaluation, physical assessment and preparation of an individualised programme according to your needs and goals.
  • Exercises to build Strength and Power with exercises targeting important muscles such as quadriceps and core strength muscles.
  • Exercises to develop Balance from easy to more challenging proprioception and balance exercises or situation. It will give you confidence
  • Advice on general cardio-vascular fitness, walking aids, and fall prevention strategies.

What is involved in elderly physiothérapie and rehabilitation ?

After listening to your current and past health problems, we will carry out a thorough physical assessment and discuss a physiotherapy treatment plan according to your specific needs, abilities and goals. Physiotherapy may include:

  • Pain relieving techniques
  • Massage and “hands on” therapies
  • Exercises to improve range of mobility, strength and movement
  • Balance and coordination exercises
  • Gait-reeducation
  • Advice on daily activities and walking aids
  • Support with families and carers

If you are unsure if physiotherapy can help you, if you have questions or would like information about our seniors’s programmes, please do not hesitate to contact us

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