Physiotherapy

The Physiotherapy Department is staffed by a team of specialist physiotherapists, technical instructors and assistants who are responsible for the planning, delivery and evaluation of high quality programmes to promote the physical well-being of the individuals who attend our services.

This occurs through thorough and ongoing assessment, group work, aquatic therapy, rebound therapy and individual therapy programmes.

The physiotherapists work closely alongside other therapy disciplines within Able 2 and we have strong links with external services in all the local boroughs.

Our service users receive an assessment at the point of referral into the service to evaluate what their ongoing physical needs look like.  We follow a 24 hour approach to postural management and consider all positions that an individual uses i.e. lying in bed, sitting and standing.

A physical management plan is then developed and integrated into all aspects of the user’s daily life. This is reviewed and reassessed on a regular basis.

The physiotherapists support the team of care staff giving advice on the physical needs of individuals, promoting safe moving and handling techniques and offering training to support the competency of staff at all times.

We have a highly skilled team of Moving and Handling coordinators who deliver training to all the Able 2 staff and ensure competency in the many complex physical manoeuvres that occur. http://www.backcare.org.uk/

Rebound Therapy (the therapeutic use of a trampoline) is an extremely popular therapy that is overseen by our Rebound Coordinator. Staff have access to in house training and is competency assessed to ensure they are safe, skilled and knowledgeable in this field.

We have outstanding resources in this field having full time access to three trampolines.  Please see the following link which directs you to the model of rebound therapy that we follow. http://reboundtherapy.org/

All our staff are highly skilled in the delivery of aquatic therapy and we have weekly access to a range of hydrotherapy pools and a Spa. http://atacp.csp.org.uk/