There is a team of registered physiotherapists at each hospice, who work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the development and delivery of individual care plans. We are flexible in our ability to provide physiotherapy as part of a short break in one of our hospices or as part of an outreach visit in the family home.
Our team can also ensure all appropriate resources are available and liaise with other healthcare professionals involved in the care of a child or young person.
Benefits of physiotherapy in palliative care
There are many benefits to including physiotherapy in palliative care, including management of a number of symptoms:
- Reduces breathing difficulties, for example shortness of breath
- Alleviates discomfort from stiff joints, spasms and muscle pain
- Helps prevent development of future problems
- Helps restore or maintain physical movement and function
- Aids pain control