Over 400 risk factors leading to falls have been identified including lack of physical activity resulting in loss of muscle tone, decreased bone mass, poor balance, and reduced flexibility, impaired vision, medications, disease including Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke and arthritis, surgery, and environmental hazards. MYTH – Many people believe that falls are an inevitable part of […]More Info
What Is a Tracheostomy? A tracheostomy is a medical procedure, either temporary or permanent, that involves creating an opening in the neck in order to place a tube into a person’s windpipe. Tracheostomies are performed for many reasons related to a blocked airway or a need for prolonged respiratory or ventilator support. During a tracheostomy, […]More Info
How Can Physiotherapy Help Tackle Type 2 Diabetes?
New NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) Guidelines has been published in September 2017. It states that health professionals, such as physiotherapists, should tell high-risk patients that lifestyle changes could reduce their risk of developing the condition. This includes exercising as well as eating a healthy diet. Physiotherapists have the knowledge and expertise […]More Info
Physiotherapy for early Parkinson’s Disease – Is it really necessary?
The National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has updated its guideline to recommend specialist physiotherapy for early-stage Parkinson’s, such as for individuals with balance problems and movement related problems. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition, which is caused by a lack of the chemical Dopamine in the brain. There is currently no cure for Parkinson’s. We […]More Info
Did you know that our brain has its own map?
Proprioception is the brain’s ability to sense the relative positions, movements and orientation of different parts of the body. Information coming in from receptors in our skin, muscles and joints are sent to the brain and a map is created in an area called the Homoculus. The more you use a specific part of the […]More Info
What’s the Point in Pre-habilitation?
Pre-habilitation or Prehab is an exercise programme that starts a number of weeks before surgery. The principles of prehab is to strengthen and improve the current ability of the patient within the confines of the limb or the body. We at London Home Physio believe that prehab before any elective operation (whether it is joint […]More Info
Exercises to Improve your Posture
Pain is often due to poor posture. By improving your posture with these exercises, you may just get rid of your pain! Slouching in your chair Pokey chin Rounded Shoulders Exercises Practice tucking in your chin: Strengthen your neck muscles by tucking your chin in and lifting it […]More Info
Are you limping or struggling with walking?
In order to help you in the best way possible, we at London Home Physio treat each patient individually, according to their personal stories. We come across many clients in their homes who struggle with their mobility. As physiotherapists, we analyse walking patterns to determine where the abnormality lies and what could be the cause of the […]More Info
Pain and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Up to three quarters of people living with MS experience pain as one of their symptoms. It can be one of the most difficult ’invisible’ symptoms to describe and manage, and can be exhausting, affect mood and the ability to do everyday activities. Pain can occur at any time, can come from more than one […]More Info