Bariatric/Plus Size Rehabilitation Services

Bariatric/Plus Size Rehabilitation Services ASSISTING RESIDENTS & STAFF

A bariatric (larger) person can be anyone regardless of age, who has limitations in health and social care due to their weight, physical size, shape, width, health or mobility. They commonly have problems with their mobility and movement, skin, respiratory difficulties, oedema, or fluid retention, and/or mental health issues.

Caring for plus size individuals draws upon specialist knowledge and expertise from across a range of disciplines including nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, moving and handling, dietetics, and mental health professionals.

At Therapies on Thames, we understand this, and our team of experienced and highly qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists have helped many care home residents and staff in Berkshire and Hampshire with specialist bariatric care and rehabilitation.

Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy service in care homes is widely considered to play an essential part in keeping care home residents healthy in body and mind.

Our bariatric/plus size care home partners

Our Therapists have experience in both nursing and residential home settings including our wonderful care home partners Florence House, Maple Care Home and Orangery Care Home.

We offer bariatric/plus size care and rehabilitation, as well as specialist services such as:

  • Specialist bariatric moving and handling
  • Post operative rehabilitation
  • Post discharge rehabilitation from acute hospital stay
  • Posture & seating assessment and intervention (Wheelchair and Riser recliner Chair)
  • Contracture prevention and management for stroke/neurological client, including hand splinting
  • Falls prevention service (Telecare)
  • Care of long term conditions i.e MS, MND, Parkinson’s Disease
  • Palliative / End of life care
  • Therapeutic and Manual handling support for staff

What we offer in bariatric care and rehabilitation

With years of experience in bariatric and complex needs assessment and care planning, we offer a bespoke service to meet the needs of your service and your service users. We offer group training, as well as individual assessment and recommendations, to help meet the needs of individual service users.

Specialist bariatric training

Protect and empower your staff. Training with a solution focused and problem-solving approach to equip and empower your staff to effectively support plus size individuals, whilst protecting themselves. By completing this training, your healthcare team can provide more effective care to your patients, and help them achieve improved health outcomes.

Specialist bariatric care planning

With an increasing number of plus size individuals coming in to contact with health and social care services, we offer you expert support and assessment to help meet the needs of these individuals. Common complications include skin rashes, ulcers between skin folds, as well as infections, breathing difficulties, sleep apnoea, oedema, fluid retention, and fluid leakage.

Our specialist nursing and therapy assessments help identify care plans to meet the individual’s needs, support independence and autonomy and maintain the safety of the individual and your staff, including identifying appropriate equipment, and moving and handling plans.

Specialist bariatric rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of plus size individuals requires a multi discipline approach, this will often require specialist equipment, drawing upon psychological approaches including motivational interviewing and solution focused practice.

If you are a care home owner/manager in Berkshire or Hampshire, and are interested in how Therapies on Thames can assist your residents and staff, call us today on 0333 011 3278 for a consultation.


We’re here to help restore your strength and get you standing on your own again.

All of our therapists are experienced, DBS checked professionals, who love nothing more than enabling people to live life the way they want to – independently at home!


Therapies on Thames work with us at Bridge House Nursing Home in Twyford. They provide our rehabilitation and maintenance therapy to our short and long stay residents. We have seen some fantastic results; residents who were immobile on arrival after several weeks of holistic therapy they walk out of our home back into their own homes. For our permanent residents, the therapy has helped to maintain their independence and mobility for longer, in turn improving their quality of life.

Phil and Laura Sherwood

Therapies on Thames team is incredible. As a Care Home Manager I have witnessed how dedicated they are to their clients, and how effective their rehabilitation truly is. They are extremely knowledgeable, involving both the individual receiving therapy, their families, and other health care professionals. They can help re-able and motivate a wide variety of different clients, and achieve fantastic outcomes for them. It’s a pleasure working with you and your team.

Amanda Tanner

The team is a great support in the care homes. They’ve done tremendous work supporting the Residents discharged from hospitals for rehab care and long term care Residents, always keeping spirits up and going the extra mile in assisting them with all their needs during the sessions.

Ioane (care home nurse)




All of our therapists are fully qualified, experience professionals, DBS checked, registered members of Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and registered with relevant professional bodies.