Mid-Atlantic Wellness Institute Physiotherapy Service
Physiotherapy is available to the Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Team, Acute Community Mental Health Team, Adult Mental Health In-patient services, Elderly in-patient services, Child and adolescent, Learning Disabilities and Turning Point.
Physiotherapy is a health care profession concerned with human function and movement and maximising potential: it uses physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being.
The physiotherapist would first complete a detailed assessment of the service-user and create a problem list, from which a treatment plan can be agreed with the service-user. Within the treatment plan, specific goals will be set with the service-user in order to monitor any changes in condition.
A personalised programme is developed with each service-user to improve mobility, function and safety, and can be modified as progress is made. The programme may include activities such as, gym sessions, walking and home exercise programmes, manual therapy, gait training, safety advice.
The Service-User Wellness Group is a programme developed by Physiotherapy alongside the Occupational Therapists for service-users to help improve their lifestyles and make positive health choices.