Mobile physiotherapy might be the perfect service if you are in pain or suffering from a medical condition that requires specialist treatment.
Rather than being administered in a clinic, mobile physiotherapists travel in the community and treat patients in a location that is more appropriate for them.
What is mobile physiotherapy?
Mobile physiotherapy is a type of clinical practice that brings physiotherapy services directly to patients’ homes, workplaces, or pre-agreed venues.
Mobile physiotherapists work with a variety of patients, from those recovering from an injury to those managing a chronic condition.
Benefits of the approach
Mobile physiotherapy can offer a number of benefits for patients:
- It can provide a convenient way to receive treatment, as patients can receive care in the comfort of their own homes.
- Mobile physiotherapy can be tailored to the individual needs of each patient, ensuring that they receive the most effective care possible.
- It can provide a continuity of care that is not always possible with outpatient services.
- Mobile physios are often able to provide a higher standard of care, as they can spend more time with each patient.
- Mobile physio can also be more flexible with appointment times, which can be beneficial for busy people.
- It can be a cost-effective option for patients, eliminating the need for travel and other associated costs.
- Mobile physiotherapy can offer a higher level of privacy and confidentiality for patients, as they will not have to share their personal information with hospital staff or other patients.
Mobile physiotherapy can help to treat a wide range of conditions, including
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Cardiovascular conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Respiratory problems
Kiterise specialises in musculoskeletal disorders, or conditions affecting the muscles, joints, and nerves of the body.
The physiotherapist will develop a tailored treatment plan for each patient, taking into account their individual needs and goals.
Through a combination of advice, exercises, stretches, and manual therapy techniques (like mobilisation and massage), mobile physiotherapy helps patients improve their strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.
Where is treatment provided?
For the most part, treatment is delivered wherever it is most convenient for you. For example:
Physiotherapy at home
Many patients seek a more convenient physio appointment at home, removing the need to travel to a clinic, thereby saving time and money. This is the perfect option if you have a busy job or schedule, have undergone recent surgery, or are unable to leave your house due to your condition. Here is more information on physiotherapy at home.
Mobile treatment also includes physiotherapy at work. Businesses can easily arrange for a physiotherapist to come to their workplace and run a specialist clinic for their employees, providing everything from ergonomic and postural advice to exercise therapy and hands-on treatment. Whether it’s an office or a factory, investing in employee wellbeing has never been more important. By receiving regular visits from a physiotherapist on-site, you can minimise employee injuries and medical visits.
Care homes and nursing homes
Care homes and nursing homes often require qualified physiotherapists to assess and treat residents who otherwise are unable to attend clinic appointments. Mobile physiotherapy is the perfect solution, providing input on a range of elderly care issues, from transfers and mobility to fracture rehabilitation and exercise classes.
Mobile physiotherapy is perfectly positioned to cater for a range of occasions. Sporting events and festivals, like marathons and tournaments, often require medical provision for the safety and performance of all participants. Whether that’s a physiotherapist to assess running problems, or pitchside services at a rugby match, this type of service is vital.
Mobile physiotherapy is a convenient and effective way to receive physio treatment. With this approach, there is no need to travel to a clinic or hospital – the physio will come to you. This can be especially useful for those who have difficulty getting out of the house, or who live in rural areas. If you are considering physiotherapy, this service is definitely worth considering.