Physiotherapy for Adults

Neurological Rehabilitation for Adults

    • Neurological physiotherapy is the treatment of patients who have a neurological disorder. Neurological disorders are those affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves; such as stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease. Treatment in neurological conditions is typically based upon exercises to restore motor function through attempting to overcome motor deficits and improve motor patterns. 

Orthopaedic Rehabilitation for Adults

    • Not all injuries can be fixed with a conservative approach. For those of you requiring surgery, we deal with the rehabilitation of all orthopaedic surgery procedures. Common procedures include:
      • Ankle reconstruction surgery
      • Knee arthroscopy
      • ACL reconstruction
      • Hip labral repair
      • Hip and knee replacements
      • Lumbar discectomy
      • Hand Surgery
      • Shoulder reconstruction
      • Cervical spine surgery
    • The team at barefootphysio will work closely with your Orthopaedic Consultant, with the aim of getting you back to full fitness as soon as possible. We will provide a continuous pathway of care so the journey from pre-op to full recovery is as complete as possible.

Physiotherapy for Positive Ageing

    • Prevention is better than cure! We live in an ageing population with the majority of people now able to expect to live in their 60’s. Whilst this population is often seen as having poor health, this doesn’t need to be the case. Many chronic conditions can be prevented, or progression delayed, by engaging in healthy behaviours.
    • As is commonly known, there are many health benefits of exercise, and this stands true for adults of all ages.
      • Resistance training will improve strength and can reverse or delay the decline in muscle mass and strength that occurs with age.
      • Aerobic exercise can help to improve endurance by increasing the capillary density, mitochondrial and enzyme levels in the skeletal muscles. 
      • Together, aerobic and strength training can help older adults to maintain their participation in ADLs and therefore maintain independence. Exercise can also help to reduce the risk of many non-communicable diseases.
      • Exercise has been shown to:
        • Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancers and diabetes.
        • Prevent post-menopausal osteoporosis and therefore reduce the risk of osteoporotic fractures.
        • Reduce the complications of immobility.
        • Reduce the risk of accidental falls
        • Improve mental/cognitive function, reduces stress/anxiety and improve self-confidence