Home visits from private neuro physio?

Discussion in 'I care for a person with dementia' started by stanleypj, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Briefly, I have a thread running about my wife Sue who has advanced AD and also PD and who has lost her mobility 36 hours after what may have been a fit or a faint from low BP. A community physio got her walking on 3 visits some weeks later. He was a general physio rather than a neuro physio but on three occasions in fairly quick succession he got her walking with support and she was able to take a few paces holding onto a walker without any other support. Then he didn't come for a week and when he did come she was back to square one. There was one further visit, after several missed appointments, and another gap of a week. Again it was unsuccessful. Then he stopped, saying they were a short-term service, but recorded that he had stopped because she could not follow instructions - there's a surprise!

    I am trying to find a private neuro physio who does home visits in the Manchester area. There only seems to be one on the Chartered Institute site. I contacted her but who is not doing private work now as she is working full-time. She kindly gave me one more lead to try but I just wondered if anyone on TP knows of such a person/service?

    Pretty desperate after a couple of months so thought I would just try this.

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

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    #2 Spiro, Aug 7, 2015
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    Is this the website you looked at? If you find a physio who is not in your immediate area, you could offer to pay travel expenses.

    http://www.csp.org.uk/your-health/find-physio/physio2u

    You could look at the OT Independent Practice website as well.
    http://www.cotss-ip.org.uk/find/

    OTs and physios often work together, so an OT in your area might know a specialist physio. Bearing in mind that some professionals work in both the NHS and private practice.
     
  3. nitram

    nitram Registered User

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    You have probably looked at this site.

    From a single physiotherapist in 1993, Neurological Physiotherapy has developed into the leading practice providing the treatment for all neurological presentations throughout Cheshire, South Manchester and Derbyshire.

    Our specialist team of therapists will enable you to achieve your potential and maintain your level of ability.

    Treatment can take place within our accessible clinics or within the home.


    http://www.neurologicalphysiotherapy.co.uk/
     
  4. maryw

    maryw Registered User

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  5. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Many thanks for the ideas. Will check them out later.
     
  6. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Yes, that's the site Spiro. It has the outfit that nitram has linked to - in Cheadle. I missed that in my first look.

    Thanks also for the OT link. I might try someone there for contacts. One of my stepdaughter's best friends is a neuro physio and actually works closely with an OT in the way you describe. That OT lives near us and has visited and given useful OT advise but the physio doesn't do private work and couldn't suggest anyone.
     
  7. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Thanks Mary. This looks like a possibility if they have a branch nearby. Will find out more.
     
  8. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

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    This does look like a good place to start nitram, especially as they aren't far away. Will contact them. Thanks again.
     
  9. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    Have you thought about contacting the Walton Centre in Liverpool. It's a neuro specialist centre.
    They may know of someone who works privately.
     
  10. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

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    Thanks Cat. I'll put them on the list. Too far for us but they may well know others closer to us.
     
  11. Sammyjo1

    Sammyjo1 Registered User

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    You could try approaching a private hospital to see if they have anymore on their books?
     
  12. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Another helpful suggestion. Thanks.
     
  13. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

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  14. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    Thanks Spiro, this was the one the woman I contacted today suggested. They're on the Chartered Inst site but I think it didn't make clear that they will do private visits but she told me they do so...o the list.

    Thank you all for your efforts.
     
  15. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
    10,654
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    I tried one of those outfits mentioned above (better not say which) on Monday. Explained Sue's situation and mentioned AD and PD, asked if they had people who were familiar with PWD. Yes, they were all neuro physios with the appropriate experience. She would talk to them as they came in and would get back to me Tuesday. Tuesday - no contact! I phoned on Wed. Not to worry she was still asking around and would be in touch. Silence since then. Pretty poor!:(

    Tomorrow, I'm going to try two, one after the other whatever the response of the first, and hope that at least one of them is up for giving it a go. If they're not, that's the end of the shortlist.
     
  16. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

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    That's just rude Stanley :(
     
  17. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

    Mar 11, 2012
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    I do have a suggestion regarding the hoist, but don't have time to look through your previous posts on this issue. I'm not a physio, but I've spent a lot time discussing this issue with physios.

    Could you PM me details of the hoist?
     
  18. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

    Dec 8, 2011
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    OK, I didn't stick to my plan of calling two but the first one sounded good (apart from the price:() and have actually given me a time that suits me. The person they have in mind does home visits at weekends and they will check that he is working next Saturday and get back to me.
     
  19. Spiro

    Spiro Registered User

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    Good Luck with the new physio. Usually the first visit is at least an hour long, so they can do a thorough assessment.
     
  20. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

    Feb 27, 2015
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    That's good.
     

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