How a physiotherapist can help with your chest condition

Chest Physiotherapy is a term used to describe certain treatments with the aim of improving lung-related conditions. Chest Physiotherapists are fully qualified in the physiology and are trained to use their physiotherapy techniques in respiratory function to administer a range of treatments for chest conditions and to help improve lung function. Chest Physiotherapy can help… Continue Reading

Lung Function Questionnaire

Do you suffer from breathing and/or a frequent cough?   These questions ask about your breathing problems and/or a frequent cough. As you answer these questions, please think about how you are feeling physically when you are experiencing these symptoms. For each question, choose the one answer that best describes your symptoms. Share the answers… Continue Reading

Party Up My Zimmer (Pimp My Zimmer Frame)

Care homes across the Country have been getting creative with the issue of resident safety, by encouraging residents to personalise their otherwise lacklustre grey Zimmer frames. The ‘Pimp my Zimmer’  scheme originated in an Essex care home in 2016 and has gone on to reduce falls in some care homes by up to 60%.  … Continue Reading

Body and mind: Dementia Action Week 2018, 21st – 28th May

Join Fairhand at Dementia Awareness Day Croydon 2018 – taking place at Braithwaite Hall, Catherine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET Dementia Action Week doesn’t sound like it should have much to do with physiotherapy, does it? And yet Fairhand Visiting Physiotherapists are definitely participating in this important event, taking place from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th… Continue Reading

When physiotherapy became fizzy, oh!

Cast your mind back and perhaps, back at school, spelling physiotherapy was part of an ancient English language test and you got it right first time. But many of us confuse the letter order, resulting in physiohterapy or physiotehrapy  – either of which could be an Egyptian god or goddess in need of some lower… Continue Reading

The Royal Hip Replacement

  Had HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, ‘phoned us last week about his total hip replacement, we would have been delighted to help him recover from his operation. His choice of timing, as always, is impeccable, as 6 weeks is an optimum time for recovery from a hip replacement operation and to aim to be… Continue Reading

Planning successful visits for the elderly at Christmas

  Christmas is that very special time of year when we all want to be spending time with family and loved ones. But sometimes the strain of arranging to have an elderly relative to stay can be viewed as more stressful than it’s worth. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. With help and… Continue Reading