Our hospice physiotherapists provide holistic assessment of symptoms and, working with you, will create treatment plans and goals.
The Physiotherapy Team aims to improve quality of life and enable the maintenance of independent living for as long as possible. Physiotherapeutic techniques and treatments aim to improve physical symptoms such as reduction in muscle strength and mobility, pain, shortness of breath and fatigue.
Support and self-management techniques may also be used to help improve distressing symptoms of anxiety and breathlessness. Access is available to numerous mobility aids and other equipment that may assist functional independence. Patients can be seen at home, in our In-Patient Unit or Living Well Centre and may be discharged when stable.
Additional support can be provided with acupuncture. Using tiny needles, this therapy can help to alleviate pain and discomfort by stimulating the nervous system.
If you'd like to know more about acupuncture click here.