Contact – Laura Hugman
Telephone Number – 01437 763223
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Palliative Care Physiotherapists enable patients to maximize independence with dignity. Physiotherapy helps patients and families manage life limiting illness and the symptoms these can cause, adapting to the changing nature of their condition.
A person’s sense of well-being is dependent on many factors, especially choice and control. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the Physiotherapist can help patients set their own goals formulated around what is important to them.
Laura Hugman, the Clinical Team Manager and physiotherapist at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home usually sees patients in their own homes. If you would like to be referred to physiotherapy please contact us.
Our physiotherapy service involves:
- Carrying out a holistic assessment – to identify symptoms affecting a patient’s ability to function.
- Rehabilitative palliative care – to enable a person to optimise mobility and function.
- Educating and teaching symptom management techniques – for example breathlessness, fatigue, pain, anxiety. This may include personalised exercise prescription, manual treatments, provision of equipment and aids.
- Educating and enabling self-management- to empower patients and carers to maintain function and participation in meaningful activities.
- Carrying out risk assessment – including comprehensive evaluation of patients’ safety to manage functional activities, recommendations to activity modification, use of equipment and aids.
- Planning ahead for “good” and “bad” days – to help patients and their families to proactively plan, anticipate and adapt to potential functional decline in advancing illness.