at Bearsden and Milngavie, Glasgow, G61 4AL United Kingdom
Specialist Physiotherapy rehabilitation in your own home or care setting. Therapy for mobility and balance problems, post surgery or hospital stay or for longer-term medical conditions eg MS, COPD, Parkinson's or Cancer.
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Attended an inspirational lecture by Professor Dawn Skelton at GCU on Wednesday. She has been instrumental in providing an evidence base for older people with falls. She has researched strength, balance and function in this group for over 30 years to the point that there is little left to research. Why, oh why then are we still unable to gather together the resources to implement her evidence based programme for elderly patients with falls?? All that time, energy and money researching it and we are unable to carry out the recommendations....it is so frustrating. Our elderly deserve better.
A study in the Lancet by Professor Christensen states that today's over- nineties are "mentally and physically fitter than nonagenarians a decade earlier partly due to improved living conditions but mainly good healthcare". It is all our responsibility to ensure that our elderly relatives, friends and neighbours receive the healthcare they require especially with winter upon us. If you know of an elderly person who may need advice, help or assistance, don't be shy, pop in and check them out.
Appointments are starting to roll in. So far, so good. Have met some very lovely elderly Bearsden ladies and gentlemen. A pleasure to be of service at last.
Just read a couple of comments in my physio monthly mag from other physios across the country.... General jist of it being that we are all struggling to manage our caseload and spend more time completing risk assessments, depression scores, pressure area checks, filing out form after form to justify ourselves and prove our effectiveness. The one thing we all seem to do less is actually treat patients. Frustrating or what? The job we trained to do to help patients overcome their injuries/trauma and reach their maximum recovery does not seem possible at the present time, especially within the NHS. When will this be rectified?
Thanks to all my friends near and far for all your positive comments. Will keep you posted via FB as to how things are going. Px
Up and running with my new business - check out my web page and tell all your friends and family too, especially the older ones!