Our Physiotherapy Clinics are located across Bradford to make it easy for you to come and see us. But sometimes, for one reason or another, you can’t come into clinic to be seen by one of our Physiotherapists. If you’re unable to make it into clinic, we can organise a home visit, and come to you at your own home or workplace.
You might like a Home Visit because you’re unable to get out of the house, or your pain stops you getting into the car. You might have difficulty walking or your balance is reduced. Or you might be so busy at work, you can’t afford to take time off work to visit us at the clinic.
Whatever your reasons, if your pain is stopping you from doing the things you need to, and you can’t get to us in clinic, call us on 01274 270450 to organise a visit to your home or workplace today. And get the attention and treatment you need.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions about Home Visits…
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you come to my home to treat me?
We know that sometimes it is difficult to get to one of our clinics for treatment. So we offer a Home Visit option that allows our Physiotherapists to assess and treat you in your own home. We can bring a range of equipment that will enable us to treat you effectively.
Although we may not be able to treat you with all the modalities we would in clinic as some of the equipment is not particularly portable.
How much does it cost to come to my home?
For more details on prices, please visit our Prices Page, where you can find all the information about the cost of Home Visits.
Do you treat patients in their own home?
We can use the same treatment techniques we undertake in clinic, and much of the equipment we use is portable, so we can bring it out into the home.
If your relative needs treatment from specialist equipment that we can’t get to them in their own home, we can organise for your relative to come into the clinic using our disabled access lift.
What do you bring to a home visit?
On the first visit we will bring all the paperwork we need to complete your registration and assessment. Before we come for the first time, we’ll find out more about your condition over the phone. If we feel we need any specialist assessment equipment then we’ll bring it. On the rare occasion we may need to undertake more of your assessment on another day if it involves secialist equipment we didn’t realise we needed.
We’ll also bring basic treatment equipment to your first session including massage oil and taping supplies.
On subsequent visits, we’ll have agreed on a treatment plan and will bring any specialist treatment equipment we need. This might include electrotherapy machines, acupuncture needles, walking aids or other specialist equipment.
We won’t normally bring a treatment couch to the first Home Visit, as a lot of the assessment and initial treatment will be done on the bed, in standing or on a chair. In some cases, we might ask you to get on the floor (but only if you are able to get down and back up again!).
I can’t get out the house, can you help me?
You might have back pain that stops you from being able to move enough to get out of the house.
Or you might have difficulty moving your arms and legs, or be stuck in bed all day because of pain, stiffness or weakness in your muscles.
Whatever the reason, we can come and visit you at home to get you moving comfortably again, allowing you to leave the house and get back to your normal life.
My mother is in a care home, can you visit her?
Our physiotherapists are normally allowed into local Nursing and Residential Care Homes to help patients with all aspects of pain and reduced mobility.
It is worth checking with the Care Home first to make sure they are happy for us to come into the Care Home to treat your relative.
It may also be worth checking with your local doctor to see if any treatment can be provided on the NHS. Waiting lists on the NHS can vary greatly, but if it is appropriate, your GP will be able to refer on.
But if you don’t want to wait for treatment, at C-Physio we can normally organise a Home Visit within 24-48 hours.
I think my relative needs physio but they can’t get out the house, can you help?
If we think Physiotherapy is a suitable option, if they can’t get out of the house, we can then organise a Home Visit to see them in their own home.
If we don’t think Physiotherapy is the right option, we’ll try to point you in the right direction to somebody that can help.
My mum has taken to her bed after being discharged from hospital, can you help?
Understanding why they have taken to their bed is the first step in helping them to make a good recovery. Some conditions have a long recovery process but extended bed rest is not recommended for the majority of conditions. We know that getting up and out of bed reduces the risk of complications such as blood clots, chest infections and general weakness.
But there are a number of reasons why someone takes to their bed including:
- Physically incapable of getting out of bed
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of understanding
Our fully qualified physiotherapists will help them learn how to get out of bed in the most comfortable way and get moving again.
And from there make steps towards regaining independence and fitness to make the best recovery possible.
My legs are too weak to get out of bed, can you help?
If your weakness is associated with any of the following, you should seek help from your GP immediately:
- Loss of continence (going to the toilet without any control)
- Numbness in the saddle area (the space between your legs, in the groin area)
- Pins and needles or numbness in both legs
- Pain or incontinence when you cough or sneeze
- Pain at night that doesn’t go away, even when you lie down
- Generally feeling unwell
If you think physiotherapy is a good idea and you can’t get out of bed because your legs feel too weak, give us a call on 01274 270450. At C-Physio we can organise for a fully qualified physiotherapist to come to your house to assess your condition and understand if physiotherapy is what you need.
If it’s suitable, your physiotherapist can work with you to help your legs get stronger and get you back up on your feet. We’ll work through a series of exercises and, if necessary, use hands-on therapy and other treatments such as electrotherapy or acupuncture to address the underlying problems of your leg weakness.
After a period of seeing you for physiotherapy at home, you should be back on your feet and moving comfortably around your house. If you want to progress further, we can work towards getting you out and about, and even see you in clinic for more varied and intensive rehabilitation, working to reduce your risk of falls and preventing future mobility problems.
I’m too busy to come to clinic, can you come to my workplace?
For the majority of conditions and to make our assessment and treatment as easy, convenient and private as possible we would request that a private room is available. It doesn’t need to be big, a First Aid room will usually do. We’ll bring a treatment couch and all the necessary equipment to ensure you get the most appropriate treatment at a time and place that suits you.
But if you can’t get access to a separate room, don’t worry. For some conditions, such as desk-related neck pain or tennis elbow, we can even treat you at your desk. Your work colleagues might even thank you as they pick up hints and tips during your consultation on how they can improve their work posture as well.
With clinics close to Bradford, Halifax and Leeds, we can easily visit you at work. You’ll save time travelling to your appointments and whist we’re there, give you advice on any changes to your workstation that will help your condition improve as quickly as possible.
To understand your problem and to give you some early advice on how you can manage your pain at work, we’d love to speak to you first. Just give us a call on 01274 270450 so we can get an idea of what we’ll need to bring, how to get into your workplace and where to park.
Other reasons you might not want to visit one of our clinics:
Shortness of breath
Unable to get out of the house
Motor Neurone Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
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