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A day in the life of a Community Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist with patient
Published on Thursday 11 January 2024

The Falls Prevention Service provides specialist care for patients who are at risk of falling or who have had a fall.

The team of Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists provide support and care to maximise people’s independence and minimise their risk of falling in the future.

The team visit patients in their own home or residential care home to assess their mobility, balance and muscle strength and consider all the main risk factors associated with falls. 

Following the outcome of the assessment, a number of steps may be taken which could include:

  • Referral to a ten-week course of balance and strength exercises
  • A home exercise programme
  • Equipment to assist safe daily living
  • Support with rebuilding confidence to increase independence. 

New videos have been produced to show a day in the life of a Community Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist. 

Hear from Faye Moussu, Physiotherapist and Kerry Standish, Occupational Therapist to learn more about their roles and see what a typical day looks like.

 

 

You can find out more about the Falls Prevention Service here: https://www.firstcommunityhealthcare.co.uk/what-we-do/community-and-outpatient-services/falls-prevention 

If you’re looking to develop your career as a Community Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or would like to find out about the range of other roles available at First Community please visit the website: https://www.firstcommunityhealthcare.co.uk/work-us/vacancies