STRENGTH & BALANCE TRAINING IN YOUR OWN HOME REDUCE YOUR RISK OF FALLS & INJURY WITH OUR SPECIALIST STRENGTH & BALANCE TRAINING IN YOUR OWN HOME
Here at Therapies on Thames, we understand the importance that our elderly patients place on their independence. Our team of physical therapists work alongside hundreds of senior clients across Berkshire and Oxfordshire, helping them to improve and maintain their mobility. As chartered physiotherapists, we know that strength and balance training is of particular benefit to the elderly, and these are programmes that we regularly put together for our clients.
What is the purpose of strength and balance training?
The majority of injuries sustained in the home by the elderly are the result of a fall. While some of these may involve a trip or other falling hazard, many are due to the patient not being able to maintain their balance, or lacking the strength to keep themselves from falling. Strength and balance training seeks to redress that.
What does strength and balance training involve?
The exercises prescribed for this training are very low-impact: we don’t expect a generation of elderly bodybuilders and circus performers. They involve things like squatting from a standing to a sitting position, balancing on one leg, rotating your various joints and attempting small jumps with movement. These are performed on solid surfaces like the floor and more compliant surfaces like an exercise or yoga mat. Other methods, like resistance bands, can also be incorporated into your training, if you feel up to the task.
What are the benefits of strength and balance training?
There are many benefits, both physical and mental, to be had from strength and balance training. The more obvious ones are increased muscle tone and bone strength from performing the exercises prescribed. The better your muscle tone, the better balance you have and the better cushioning for your body should a fall occur.
As well as this, strength and balance training has been shown to improve a patient’s reactions, giving you the opportunity to catch yourself before you fall following a trip or a stumble. As well as honing the body, strength and balancing training is proven to aid and improve one’s cognitive abilities too, which allow for better processing of your immediate environment and better chance of avoiding risky situations
While anybody can try their own strength and balance training regime at home, to truly maximise the results of any programme, you should consult with a chartered physiotherapist or occupational therapist first. If you live in the Berkshire or Oxfordshire region and require assistance in this area, get in touch with Therapies on Thames today.
ABOUT OUR STRENGTH & BALANCE TRAINING IN BERKSHIRE
Our treatments are tailored to each of our client’s specific needs, depending on their issues and the goals they want to achieve. Our treatments are designed to help you move around your home with greater ease and less pain.
All treatments start with one of our physios assessing your needs and developing a personalised treatment plan, specifically for you.
Our physiotherapists work closely with our occupational therapists, so we can not only treat your physical issues but also help you manage daily tasks such as using your bath or shower or getting in and out of a car. This means our therapists have access to the right equipment and treatment techniques to help you return to a more independent life.
Our combined approach to treating you holistically, means that we treat the whole person and not just the injured part.
TREATMENT AT HOME
We offer our treatments in the comfort of your own home, so you don’t have to travel to us. Our caring physios come to you because it’s less traumatic and more convenient and comfortable, especially if you struggle with mobility.
We can also treat you in a care home, private hospital, hospice, or wherever you are in the community. Due to our experience in occupational therapy, we can also suggest or provide other rehabilitation services that may benefit you.
LET US HELP YOU
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!
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SUCCESS STORIES OF OUR PATIENTS
When my 88-year old grandfather fell and broke his hop. he was given the life-changing news that he'd never walk again. With so much on the line, we reached out to Therapies on Thames for a second opinion and we're so glad that we did. Not only did the wonderful Maeve get him walking again with a frame, but she did so with such exceptional passion and kindness that it transformed him.
After a long stay in ICU and a further 3 weeks on a ward in hospital recovering from a major operation, my 84 year old father had a failed hospital discharge. After a gruelling night trying to help my father climb the stairs to bed (resulted in him crawling for an hour), we honestly thought that my dad would not survive the night, very breathless and extremely weak, he was bedbound, confined to the bed
Therapies on Thames were extremely professional and caring in every aspect of their service. Simon treated my mother with great compassion and professionalism. Their service made a real difference and I, her son, am extremely grateful for what he did.
My first time dealing with these guys and such a pleasure to come across such professionalism from the staff. Everything was done with the end user in mind and his obvious knowledge with regard to the customers needs was clearly evident. Well done!
The team is a great support in the care homes. They've done tremendous work supporting the residents discharges 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.
The entire team at Therapies on Thames are excellent. The therapy provided by them to my father earlier this year has been the reason why he is back on his feet. Not only do they provide a meticulous service but they have enabled him to regain confidence in himself throughout his rehabilitation journey. Thank you ToT.
Therapies on Thames provides a highly professional and effective physiotherapy service for the elderly community. The support that they offer is vital to their clients to ensure their continued mobility and independence. Wade Day Centre regards Raj and his team as a huge asset to our offering to the elderly residents of Wokingham and surrounding areas.
Therapies on Thames have provided first class rehabilitation support for our mother since she moved into a nursing home two months ago. Having been too anxious to get out of bed, she is now out and about in a wheelchair enjoying a better quality of life. The team of empathetic and experienced therapist worked wonders in rebuilding her confidence and regaining her physical strength - thank you!
Therapies on Thames provides exceptional care for our mother and we cannot recommend them highly enough. They not only bring huge experience and knowledge, but outstanding emotional intelligence and care of the individual patient. They are certainly in the business of going the extra mile and making a difference.
Professional and caring therapists with a clear passion for helping folk regain their mobility, and many times with truly astonishing results. Therapies on Thames physiotherapy services is second to none for rehab care, delivered by a wonderful team all demonstrating both care and compassion.
Currently helping my mum recover from a recent fall and being in hospital, everyone at Therapies on Thames has been very helpful, respectful, polite and a great support.
Raj at Therapies on Thames offer a super service to people wishing to regain and retain their independence at home. Years of experience and a passion for helping people's quality of life at home really shine through.
Great team!!! Very supportive people always doing their best to improve lives!!! Always putting people's needs first!!! Keep going!!!
Friendly and reliable with great communication and results.
Therapies on Thames have provided first class rehabilitation support for my elderly uncle (95) since he moved into Woodbury House Nursing Home ten months ago, having been told by the hospital he would never walk again. He was too anxious to even stand, and is now walking with a frame and support from the carers, giving him a better quality of life. The team are excellent and have worked a miracle.
My Grandfather has been in bed for roughly 3 months due to illness and the doctor recommended Therapies on Thames. Within a week we were already seeing improvement in the way my grandfather was moving. We have been having 3 visits a week for roughly 5 weeks and we have gone from being unable to sit up on the side of the bed to walking the length of the hallway and living room.
Really friendly and professional therapists. Excellent service helping the elderly get back on their feet again and regain their confidence.
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.
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.
My 100 year old Mother-in-law has received excellent therapy treatment from the Bridge House staff which has really resulted in a significant improvement in her physical and mental health. Raj, in particular, has been very patient and supportive.
Phil and Laura Sherwood
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.
Charlotte Van Rooyen
Just want to say a huge thank you to Raj and all the team at Therapies on Thames who stepped in to help my mum after a full during lockdown. When she was having tremendous difficulties in seeing her GP or getting any face to face support through the NHS, Therapies on Thames were so helpful and communicative. From daily emails and updates, to the actual treatment itself they have been wonderful.
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.