Are you worried about your mobility, a condition or symptoms you have been experiencing? Access loads of useful information through Physiowizz. This advice may be useful but we strongly recommend you see a physiotherapist to get a firm diagnosis and sound advice. Have a quick look at any region of the body and you will see the endless lists of conditions. The body is extremely complex and no two presentations are the same and may be treated differently to get the quickest improvement.
Physiotherapists have extensive training (3 years at undergraduate level in addition to CPD, post graduate courses and often masters level qualifications) alongside clinical experience. They will be able to formulate targeted goals to help you achieve your potential whether it be to regain confidence in walking in the garden, marathon running or getting back to work/sport. This is but a few of the skills that physiotherapists have and I welcome you to browse through conditions to see what cardiorespiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal conditions we can help with.
Information for the over 60’s.
- Visibility falls Look Out
- Preventing Osteoporosis
- Staying Steady (Download fron Age UK)
- Improve your balance in 10mins a day
- Avoid slips, trips and broken hips
- Step up to Safety
- Different Strokes
- The Stroke Association
- The Nice Guidelines: Parkinsons Overview
The CSP have put together a fantastic section explaining the evidence for physiotherapy and what conditions physiotherapists can treat. Click to access them through the CSP or scroll down for quick viewer.
- Physiotherapy: Gets you back on track
- Physiotherapy : COPD
- Physiotherapy works: Dementia
- Physiotherapy works: Cancer Survivor
- Physiotherapy works: Fragility fractures and falls
- Physiotherapy works: Critical Care
- Physiotherapy works: MS
- Physiotherapy works: MSK disorders
- Physiotherapy works: Rehabilitation
- Physiotherapy works:Occupational Health
Other CSP Publications
Chelsea and Westminster Documents
Cardiorespiratory – Patient Information Sheets
Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire offer clear advice sheets for patients on the following:
- Breathlessness – Fact sheet 1 : Information and commonly asked questions.
- Breathlessness – Fact Sheet 2 – Breathing Methods and positions to ease breathlessness.
- Breathlessness – Fact sheet 3 – Handheld fan.
- Breathlessness – Fact Sheet 4 – Managing your energy
- Breathlessness – Fact Sheet 5 – Relaxation
- Breathlessness – Fact sheet 6 – Shortness of breath and your diet.
- Breathlessness – Fact Sheet 7 – Mindfulness
Alex Hough has kindly given permission to display her own advice sheets for patients. She advises that you will need to assess whether these are suitable for your patients, adjust them as appropriate, and if using them in the NHS;
- Get them checked by your Trust
- Add your name and contact details.
- Go through them with patients and sign them before handing them out.
- Acapella: This information sheet explains the use of the Acapella instrument and gives instructions for patient usage.
- Breathing control: This information sheet provides information for patients on breathing control through the use of diaphragmatic breathing.
- ACB + cough suppression: This information sheet provides information for patients on how to clear their chests using the active cycle of breathing.
- ACB for inpatients: This information sheet provides information for patients on the active cycle of breathing (for inpatients).
- Bronchiectasis: This information sheet explains bronchiectasis, its causes, diagnosis and treatments.
- COPD: This information sheet explains chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
- Diary: The following gives an example of an exercise diary to help improve exercise tolerance.
- Incentive Spirometry: This information sheet provides information on incentive spirometers and also guides patients in its use.
- Home Oxygen: This information sheet provides information about home oxygen and its safe use.
- Panic attacks: This information sheet provides information about panic attacks and appropriate coping strategies.
- Quads Inpatients: This provides quad exercises for inpatients.
- Quads Outpatients: This provides quad exercises for outpatients.
- Relaxation: This information sheet provides information on relaxation.
- Sleep: This information discusses the importance of good sleep patterns and how to achieve this.
- Shortness of breath, exercises, pacing: This information sheet provides information on shortness of breath, and how to help reduce this through exercises and pacing.
Self Help Sheets: Talking Space
- Safety Behaviours
- Common Symptoms Of Anxiety
- Overcoming Your Anxiety
- Fight Or Flight
- Panic And Panic Attacks
- Who Can Panic Affect?
- How To Stop Panic
- Who Can Depression Affect?
- How Do I Overcome Depression?
- Vicious Cycle
- Introduction To Sleep
- Sleep Problems
- Lack Of Sleep