Physiotherapy is an extremely important part of any rehabilitation and can help optimise your recovery. All of our physiotherapists are registered with the Medico-Legal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MLACP).
The medico-legal reports provided by Physio.co.uk can offer information on the following:
- The exact physiotherapy needs of the claimant
- The previous functional abilities of the claimant and the anticipated future abilities
- Recommendations and costing for adaptations and equipment if needed
- The claimant's potential for improvement with therapy input
- Costing for the ongoing physiotherapy required
An initial assessment can be offered within two weeks of the claimant's enquiry. Following this an expert medico-legal report is usually provided within one week. The cost of the report will vary with each client but a full breakdown will be provided.
Display Screen Equipment Assessments
Physio.co.uk have specialist physiotherapists that are able to provide Display Screen Equipment (DSE) or ergonomic assessments for your workplace. Your workstation should be suitably tailored to suit your needs in order to minimise the risk of injury. Common injuries experienced as a result of unsafe workstations include:
- Neck, shoulder and back complaints
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Visual impairments
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Poor posture
The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will visit your workplace and provide a one to one DSE assessment to advise on any adjustments that need to be made for a safer workstation. This may include:
- Chair/desk height adjustments
- Mouse and keyboard positioning
- Sitting posture
- Display screen adjustments
- Feet positioning
- Recommendations for any additional therapy equipment
DSE assessments can significantly reduce the number of injuries and time off for sickness in the workplace. The specialist physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will provide a comprehensive DSE assessment on a one-to-one basis in your workplace to help maximise productivity for business.
For further information or to book a DSE assessment with one of our physiotherapists, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0330 088 7800.
Equipment & adaptations Assessments
Our physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk can provide the appropriate equipment, home adaptations and expert advice for individuals who have difficulty with everyday tasks such as climbing the stairs, getting in and out of bed, or the bath, or standing from a chair or toilet.
Our physiotherapists will visit you at home to assess your needs and advise you of practical solutions to help you get around safely. Equipment and adaptations will then be suggested for your home to increase your independence, safety and quality of life. Common examples of equipment and adaptations to help you with your movement may include:
- Mobility aids such as wheelchairs, walking frames and quad sticks
- Toilet and bath seats
- Hand rails
- Stair lifts
- Sit to stand chairs
Benefits of equipment and adaptations include:
- Increasing independence around your home
- Improving your mobility
- Increasing safety with daily tasks
- Reducing risk of falling
- Improving your quality of life
You will be monitored on a regular basis to see how you are coping with your equipment and to see if it needs to be discontinued or changed at any point during your treatment. The assessment may be carried out with an occupational therapist who can also advise and support you on the right equipment for you.
For more information on equipment and adaptations or to book an initial assessment, please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800, or email us at email@example.com.
Return to work Assessment
Physio.co.uk have helped many people successfully return to and maintain a normal working life, despite previously being absent from work for long periods of time. Our treatment, management and rehabilitation of patient's work-related injuries are cost effective when compared with the business costs of absenteeism.
Physio.co.uk has a "Return-to-Work Rehabilitation Programme" that involves simultaneously decreasing pain and restoring function with carefully planned active treatment and self-management. Our Return-to-Work Rehabilitation Programme is specifically designed to help people return to all their normal daily activities after an accident or injury.
This holistic programme of individual treatment sessions is designed to overcome both the physical problems associated with an injury and the psychosocial impacts.
The programme begins with a Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) of the patient's current ability and limitations. An initial FCA score will be calculated. At all future treatment sessions FCA scores are generated. This easy to use system allows our Physiotherapists, along with the patient, the patient's Rehabilitation Case Manager and the patient's employer, to monitor the patient's progress (subject to patient consent).
At the end of the initial assessment short and long term SMART goals are discussed, agreed and set between the Physiotherapist and the patient.
Following this initial assessment Physio.co.uk can provide a comprehensive medico-legal reporting service.
Physio.co.uk is able to see patients in a variety of settings;
The location of the initial assessment and treatment sessions is largely dependent on patient preference, the nature and severity of the injury and the type of job / previous activity levels of the patient.
The Return-to-Work Programme typically lasts for 8-12 weeks using evidence-based treatment protocols. The detailed initial assessment and goal setting allow our Physiotherapists to formulate tailor-made treatment programmes specific to the patient's needs. Our aim throughout treatment is to motivate and connect patients with an attitude of independence, and responsibility to their own future health and wellbeing. Treatment regularly comprises of;
- Education - provided regarding the patient's condition, the effects and importance of treatments, injury prevention and self-management.
- Manipulation and Mobilisation
- Graduated personal exercise programme - to counteract post-injury muscle weaknesses and imbalances. It is imperative, to reduce the risk of re-injury, that muscle strength is nearing full strength prior to return to work.
- Specific work conditioning - performed with most patients to improve strength, endurance, and postural tolerances prior to return to work.
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - acknowledging and overcoming unhelpful thoughts & beliefs, and fear-avoidance behaviour.
- Manual Handling and Postural / Ergonomic Advice - if relevant, common types and mechanisms of manual handling injuries can be discussed in relation to the identification and reduction of risks during work practices and the demonstration and practice of basic handling techniques. Workstation ergonomics and the principles of postural awareness can also be discussed if appropriate.
Following the assessment a final report (with the informed consent of the patient) will provide a summary of the treatments, goals, patient progression and FCA outcome measures. An analysis of these functional measures, along with the return to work decisions of the assessing Physiotherapist will be sent to all Doctors, Rehabilitation Case Managers and Employers concerned. The final report will outline whether any further medical or therapeutic intervention will be required, the scale on which the patient can return to work (if not full duties) and any equipment required (along with recommended suppliers and price guide) to allow the patient to return to work.
For more information on medico-legal assessment and reports or to book an initial assessment, please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800, or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.