Our services

Services from Pilates to Acupuncture.

Silver Physio

Services we offer at Silver Physio

We Specialise in:

24 hour postural management of complex disabilities

We use various postural techniques to alleviate postural abnormality and augment general function. For those with complex disabilities, such as Parkinson's disease or Hereditary Spastic Paresis, correct postural management can help minimise deformities, pressure sores and breathing difficulties. We use various positioning techniques and aides, as well as passive and active exercise, to promote positive postural development and to allow for a more comfortable lifestyle. Using these techniques to achieve better posture, will in turn allow daily activities to be handled with freedom and solace. Stretching is a vital part of 24-hour postural management and is important to prevent joint stiffness, muscle tightening and contractures, which may be the source of your pain and discomfort.

Multi-disciplinary management of care

Through a liaison between various disciplines, your care will be holistically managed by a nexus of healthcare professionals. Ranging from social services, specialist consultants, GP services, occupational therapists and speech therapists to orthotics, wheelchair and mobility equipment provisions, SilverPhysio's sprawling network of care will aid in the recovery to be the best you that you can be. We also focus on education and advice to promote positive healthcare and prevent further illness or injury reoccurring.

Wheelchair and mobility equipment provision

A thorough assessment is carried out by a specialist physiotherapist who then liaises with the NHS, or a private healthcare provider, in order to arrange the correct seating or mobility equipment. This maximises your comfort and aids you on your way to an efficient recovery.

Pilates

Pilates is a streamlined exercise system which focuses on strengthening the whole body to improve posture, balance, and flexibility. Due to its gentle, low-impact nature, Pilates is ideal for rehabilitation from injury or to rediscover your body's potential following chronic musculoskeletal pains. Breathing methods and precision movements, as well as control, concentration, and efficiency of movement are all key to achieving success with Pilates. Our specialised instructors will ensure you get the most out of your Pilates exercises.

Rehabilitation

Many ailments affect your life in an unforgiving manner. All of Our rehabilitation courses aim to get you moving again! Your rehabilitated normal movements will give you the freedom to live your life the way you intended. All our provided equipment assists in your rehabilitation, from weights to exercise balls in order to give you a new lease on life. It will include functional activities as well to increase mobilisation and strength. Gait re-training if required will incorporate outdoor mobility and stair training.

Fall prevention

Many older people suffer falls at one point in their lives. These can often be prevented by following certain methods. There are the non-medical practices to reduce the risk of falls, such as cleaning any spillages in the home before they become hazardous or wearing properly fitted shoes with sufficient grip. A full home assessment is carried out to ensure that any trip hazards are negated, putting your mind at ease. We provide impartial advice on any equipment that might be needed to help build your confidence in your own home. Strength and balance training also aims to mitigate the risk of future falls, which we provide should you need it following the extensive assessment.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is the ancient Chinese method of using needles to stimulate nerves and muscle tissue in order to release from your brain the hormones responsible for pain relief. Acupuncture also allows for increased relaxation due to this stimulation, as well as improved circulation and well-being.

Hydrotherapy

Water temperature and pressure can be manipulated for the therapeutic purpose of pain relief. Hydrotherapy is most often used to treat rheumatic diseases, where it can improve strength in the joints as well as general fitness and low in intensity. Water provides warmth to allow your muscles to relax; this eases the pain in the joints too. The resistance of the water will strengthen your muscles without straining them and aid in their remobilisation. Water also supports your weight, which alleviates pain in affected areas and allows your body to move more freely.

Splinting and orthotic advice

An orthosis is an aligning device used to straighten a part of the body that has been displaced by injury or chronic illness. They are used to control or limit a particular part of the body in order to reduce the stress of the injury. Weight-bearing strains are lowered to allow the body to heal in a more efficient manner. Orthotic devices generally help with movement and rehabilitation of the affected body part. Our dedicated specialists are on hand to provide expert advice on the correct orthotic device to aid in your recovery.

Nursing and residential homes

Physiotherapy can be extremely valuable to both the residents and staff of care homes. We offer varying levels of physiotherapy, either on a regular basis or just as required.

We can provide the following services:

  • Training sessions for staff members on moving and handling techniques as part of mandatory learning required.
  • Teaching sessions and advice for residents on topics including arthritis, diabetes, falls preventions and other common medical conditions.
  • Individual therapy or small group fitness classes.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 020 3637 8988, or email us at office@silverphysio.co.uk.