Taking you a step further
Hi everyone My name is Barry Ford, Lead physio at Estuary Physio. I've worked in the field of rehabilitation for the last 18 years. I've been very fortunate to have worked with and learnt from some amazing clients along the way. In response to their feedback ive set up Estuary Physio, a specialist home rehabilitation service in Essex and London.
I'm very aware of how difficult it can be to maintain progress after a period of physiotherapy treatment or rehabilitation. When therapy comes to an end it can often be difficult to make further progress in the absence of on-going support. As a physio it can also feel incredibly frustrating not being able to support our clients with their long term health. With this in mind, we look at ways in which we can use adaptive personal trainers, social prescriber link workers and therapy technicians, to connect clients with community activities and services. The goal is to put in place sustainable support structures, which will enable clients to take control of their health and wellbeing, beyond their Physiotherapy treatment.
So far we have seen some great examples of this, helping clients to access support groups, getting back into exercise or simply giving them the confidence to take the dog for a walk again. Not only does this long term regular input help individuals to stay fit but it provides a sustainable boost to self esteem and long term psychological well-being.
We are very excited to be moving in this direction and look forward to being part of our clients success stories.