Rehabilitation in older people is multifactorial which means you may be treating a variety of symptoms and conditions at the same time. A good understanding of how our body interacts with itself is essential.
Becky’s experience has taught her that you need a good all-round knowledge to treat senior patients. Her training includes orthogeriatric rehabilitation (specialist orhtopeadic surgery for elderly patients), oncology, falls prevention teams, respiratory physiotherapy and neuro-rehabiltiation. As well as this education she has extensive experience in treating Dementia patients (including Alzheimer’s).
Physiotherapy has been shown to improve quality of life in all of the following
To improve function and maintain independence
To recover fitness levels and return to activity
To recover correctly and prevent complications
To maintain mobility and function
To improve confidence, balance and re-ocurrance
To improve lung function and activity levels
Rehabilitation of knee and hip surgery
To maintain independence and prevent progession