East Lancashire Hospice

Physi­ot­herapy Exercises

Rachel is our Palliative Care Physi­ot­he­rapist and she looks after patients as well as their friends and family from across the Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley area. 

So what does Physi­ot­herapy entail?

A Physi­ot­he­rapist can assess your individual needs and suggest activity and exercise programmes that can help manage your symptoms and support your overall sense of health and well-being.

How do I currently access Physi­ot­herapy support?

We appreciate that things are more challenging for everyone at the moment and although it is not currently possible to come into the hospice, Rachel has shared some activities and exercises to help you keep active at home.

For any further information please speak to one of our team on (01254) 287009 or email wellbeing.elh@nhs.net

Covid-19 Road to Recovery

The video below produced by the Chartered Society for Physi­ot­he­rapists may be useful for those of you who have been self isolating.­  Don’t feel worried or discouraged if it takes a while to get your energy and fitness back. The following advice is designed to help you on your road to recovery.

Physi­ot­herapy Exercises 

Please note:

 - Make sure the chair you use is sturdy,

 - Wear supportive shoes,

 - If you experience chest pain, dizziness or severe shortness of breath, stop and contact a healthcare profes­sional.

 - A slight soreness the day after is quite normal.