Caring For an Adult 2018 News

How Physiotherapy Can Encourage Your Independence

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By VHA

Physiotherapy helps improve and treat a wide range of physical conditions and injuries. Qualified physiotherapists make assessments and develop individual treatment plans focused on improving your movement and function. While challenging, overcoming mobility challenges with the support of a physiotherapist can help you preserve or regain your independence. A VHA physiotherapist can help you:

Set and Reach Goals

Your physiotherapist will first conduct a thorough assessment of your existing mobility challenges and determine what you can achieve with the right guidance and support. From there, they can help you set and reach goals by following small, manageable steps.

Improve Strength and Flexibility

Physiotherapists work with patients to improve their strength and flexibility gradually—one step at a time. Every person is different, but therapy may include improving balance, building strength and mobility in your arms and legs, or eliminating the need for a walking aid.

Feel Encouraged and Motivated

Overcoming a physical injury or any form of mobility challenge takes time, patience, and above all, persistence. By celebrating the little gains and offering invaluable support, your physiotherapist will help you push through those moments when you feel like giving up.

Regain Your Freedom

Can physiotherapy really create possibilities for more independence? While every situation is different, with the right professional, equipment, treatment plan—and the necessary motivation—you can regain your strength and stability.

If you or someone you love is suffering from a mobility problem, VHA Home HealthCare can help. Our rehabilitation service providers are registered health care professionals who adhere to the highest standards of client care. Call us today to learn more.