Assisting residents & staff

physiotherapy in care homes

t The fundamental basis upon which Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are founded is a simple one. Occupation – that is the day-to-day tasks, routines, roles, and activities that we consider part of our personal identity – is vital for promoting well being and general health even in care homes.

At Therapies on Thames, we understand this, and our team of experienced and highly qualified Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists have helped care home residents in Berkshire and Oxfordshire .

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 Therapists have experience in both nursing and residential home settings and understand the shortcomings and overload on available rehabilitation resources. We can offer generic rehabilitation, as well as specialist service such as:

· 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

The typical care home resident is in their eighties, or over, and suffer from some kind of long-term health condition that affects their day-to-day life. Our therapists are experts at providing practical advice that enables residents to continue with their normal daily routine as much as possible.

We don’t just deal with physical interventions either. We understand that many care home residents may have entered the home following a health deterioration or as a result of one or more frightening episodes, such as falls or strokes. They may be in an unfamiliar environment where they find it difficult to occupy themselves mentally. We can assist with this too.

Our therapy input has a two-pronged impact on life in the care home. For the resident, it gives them greater independence, allowing them (with some slight adjustments) to do everyday tasks that they previously struggled with. As a consequence, the burden of the nurses and care workers in the care home is lifted somewhat. Moreover, having greater autonomy in the things that they are able to do for themselves not only improves the residents’ physical well-being, but also their mental health, which can often deteriorate if they are left without the stimulation of a regular routine.

Care home staff do an excellent job in assisting their residents with the tasks that they are unable to do for themselves. With Occupational Therapists working in tandem with these experienced carers, changes can be made by ongoing  manual handling reviews and training that positively affect both staff and residents alike.

We can offer either one of assessments or ongoing therapy provision , funded by care home residents or care home partners which suits best for them and their team.

If you are a care home manager in Berkshire or Oxfordshire, and are interested in how Therapies on Thames can assist your residents and staff, call us today on 01189076345 for a consultation.

When kindness and professionalism were needed after a hip operation, Therapies on Thames provided exemplary care. Home visits included. A plus point after only one week of recovery.

Mrs Hetherington, Berkshire

Therapies on Thames helped [my 94-year-old disabled mother] to reach and grasp and maintain some strength in her legs. You have a gift to inspire and encourage your clients. Your visits are always eagerly awaited.

Mr Stevenson, Oxfordshire

On behalf of my father, we’d like to say a huge thank you for the expert advice and care you offered while he was in the hospital. We had almost given up that dad could remain at home due to the difficulties he was experiencing with Parkinson’s but you have given us confidence and advice we didn’t have before.

Mrs Allen, Patient's Daughter

After your Physio treatment I felt so much better, not only with less pain but also feeling much more optimistic with the outcome with my ankle

Mrs Beck, Oxfordshire

Absolutely amazing help at a very stressful time, can’t thank you enough for all your help, guidance, recommendations and support to me, my brother and mum. Couldn’t have got through all these arrangements on our own. Truly exceptional company and values.

Mrs Fletcher, Henley-On-Thames

Friendly, professional and great results – i was recommended by a colleague to contact them following a sports injury. Very pleased with my recovery and back on track with my running – a big thank you. I would recommend to others

Mr Taylor, Reading

Friendly and reliable with great communication and results

Mr Lear, Slough

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If you would prefer to discuss your requirements via telephone we can be reached on 0118 907 6345

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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.

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Therapies on Thames Ltd incorporated and registered in England and Wales, no. 07912119. Registered office: 50 Battle Square, Reading, Berkshire. RG30 1AL

Therapies On Thames

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