Who We Help – Older Adults2020-08-03T22:46:40+00:00
As we get older we get weaker, slower and stiffer. Stroke, brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s, arthritis, frailty, blood pressure problems, diabetes and many other conditions can make things even worse.

Physiotherapy is, of course, unable to stop the ageing process, but it can sure help to slow it and reduce the impact on the body and mind as well as to improve day-to-day functioning by addressing changes before they become problematic. Physiotherapy works for Muscle weakness and joint stiffness, Bone density maintenance, poor posture, decreased levels of mobility and balance, deconditioning – decreased physical fitness due to reduced activity, loss of confidence and a fear of falling and going outside to community, diabetes, blood pressure and respiratory difficulties.

SP Therapy Services offer a comprehensive assessment service which could include a cognitive assessment and assessment of a person’s ability to function within their own environment.

Occupational Therapy For Older Adults2019-12-17T11:51:45+00:00

Many older people want to retain their independence and remain in their own home.

Family and friends can be concerned and worried about their safety. Supporting an individual to retain their independence safely is centre

Memory Assessments & Support2019-12-17T11:53:06+00:00

Memory difficulties are not a natural part of the ageing process, however, as we age some people will notice a decline in their ability to recall information or to remember events/appointments. If you have concerns about your own memory or you have noticed changes in a family member or someone you care for then it is wise to seek assessment and advice.

Some people may have already received a diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) if they have problems with their memory, thinking, language or the way they see and interpret things. People with MCI have an increased risk of developing dementia, in others the symptoms sometimes improve.

There are many different types of dementia and symptoms may include memory loss, planning, problem-solving and language difficulties and sometimes changes in mood and behaviour.

Our Occupational Therapists are able to offer advice around memory strategies/assistive technology, for example, the use of a diary or medication reminder, as well as basic equipment or adaptations, to allow someone to remain safe and independent at home for as long as possible. We will work closely with carers and family members to support them and introduce them to local support services if required.

At SP Therapy Services Franki Collinson Occupational Therapist & our Champion for Cognition is an active member of the Bury Dementia Action Alliance. The Practice is proud to say it was the first business in Bury to sign up to the Bury Safe Places Scheme.

Falls Prevention Courses2019-12-17T11:51:00+00:00

At SP Therapy Services our Falls Prevention Course is for people who have a history of falls or struggle with the fear of falling. The course contains exercises to improve balance and confidence in being safe and mobile as well as help and advice about falls prevention during day-to-day life. Advice and handouts are an integral part of each session.

Although older people are our main targeted population of this project due to their high incidence of falls and their potential seriousness of the consequences of falls, our classes are designed to address individual patient’s need related to the risk of falls rather than their age or diagnosis.

So if you are experiencing any problems with balance, mobility or confidence related inactivity and think the classes might help you why not join our group. Increasing your physical activity very often involves social activity and interaction. By coming along to the Falls Prevention Course we are sure participants will make new friends.

Our Locations

From home visits to our fully equipped clinic in Bury, we offer rehabilitation services throughout Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, West and South Yorkshire. Browse our locations here.

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How we can help

Our aim is to provide a high-quality therapy service, giving an individual living with a neurological condition the control, flexibility and continuity for their individual therapeutic needs. Let us be your practice of choice.

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Why Older Adults Choose SP Therapy Services

At SP Therapy Services our Physiotherapists assess and provide advice on all aspects of mobility including walking, getting in and out of bed, on and off the floor, climbing stairs as well as any aspect identified by the individual. Our Physiotherapists will provide education and advice on the benefits of exercise and where appropriate signpost the individual to appropriate community-based activities. The Practice actively supports Older Peoples Day on 1st October each year. Watch our news blog for details as to how we will be involved this year.

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