I suffered a stroke and heart attack in January 2020 and spent six weeks in hospital both locally and in London. The stroke left me very weak on my right side, unable to walk and with minimal movement in my right arm.

Prior to discharge my son made enquiries about private physiotherapy services for when I was back home. The local private hospital recommended Kat and Beth from Physio at Home, as they were local to where I live and both neurology qualified which is important for stroke rehabilitation.

In March 2020 Beth carried out a very thorough assessment of my condition and listened to what I hoped to achieve. She was sensitive to my ambitions but realistic in setting out the goals I wished and was expected to achieve. Their professionalism shone through from the outset. The long journey of recovery began and continues to this day. They complement each other well, have been having one of them four days a week since returning home from hospital and I cannot now imagine life without them.

They have provided invaluable guidance and continue to do so, in a supportive firm and friendly manner. They are always encouraging me to achieve my goals, even on days when I find progress a little frustrating. I was initially told by another physiotherapist not to expect any movement in my arm and yet thanks to Kat and Beth I now have movement and continue to make good progress. From not being able to walk in early 2020 and wheelchair bound, I can now walk again, albeit small distances without any form of mobility aid. Thanks to them I can now drive a car again. Encouragement strongly comes through from both of them at every session.

- DB

I have been working with Beth as my private physio since June 2014 after suffering a stroke. I find Beth valuable to my rehab, she has access to Saebo and good NHS links. She is always fun and willing to facilitate my desires i.e. walking on the beach. She gets the best out of me every session with a no-nonsense approach but remains friendly. I look forward to my weekly sessions with Beth and she is an asset to getting my arm moving again.

- HP, age 38

Shortly after my mother (84) had to spend a period of time in a residential home, we contacted Beth from "Physio@Home" who came in a couple of times a week over a short period of time.

These appointments helped get my Mum back on her feet and back home. She continued having weekly appointments at home over a very difficult time for her. Not only has Physio@Home helped in improving mobility but also her confidence. They were both very proactive when a hospital visit was needed recently and liaised with the NHS staff.

I would certainly recommend their services, Beth has a great rapport with the elderly.

- DR

In August 2013 I had a Brain Hemorrhage aged 29 before this I was a solicitor at a top 10 law firm and a busy mum of two.

My father-in-law found Kathryn on the internet and having read her profile I knew she was for me. I met Kathryn shortly after in February 2014 after a second stint in hospital. The original Brain hemorrhage has left me with Ataxia, which in turn, has left me with balance, strength and core problems.

When I first met Kathryn I was pleased to use my zimmer frame now I have a walker and crutches (July 2014) and I am far less reliant on my wheelchair.

I find the physio tough in a good way. Kathryn recently went away and the organization was seamless - Beth turned up and was just as tough. Both Kathryn and Beth are really personable and an hour goes by very quickly.

I find Kathryn (and Beth) approachable and friendly. Kathryn often emails me between appointments and her local market knowledge is very good.

I am really/finally starting to see a difference and I hope if we keep on I'll get a semblance of my old life back.

- CW

I am 22 year old woman with Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy. Physio at Home have not only changed the way I view physio, they have also changed my life! I contacted Physio at Home after noticing a gradual decline in my ability to transfer and sit comfortably. After three major surgeries in 4 years including 2 hip resurfacings and spinal fusion between 2008-2011, I felt like I had lost control of my body.

I had support from NHS physio as a child and intense support after my surgeries but any long term support was non-existent once I became an adult. Recently, I tried to gain support through the NHS, however it was impossible to get long term treatment and with the appointments only being 30 minutes long, I didn't feel that they had time to fully understand my situation and goals.

However my experience with Physio at Home has only been positive. From the beginning, Kathryn has been invested in me as a person and my personal goals. My past experiences of physio have been that I, as the patient, am seen as a passive participant in the exercises with no goals. However, with Kathryn all exercises are explained not only in terms of their individual benefit but also how it will contribute to the current goal, however goals are not fixed at the starting point either and are always progressing. Physio is seen as an active partnership between the therapist and I, so much so, that in 7 weeks I have gone from not being able to lift my heels off the bed to being able to walk, short distances, with sticks!

The personalised and tailor made service means that even though I have now achieved one goal, I know the service will continue to support me in the best way possible, for as long as I need it to. I honestly feel that the possibilities are endless!

Physio at Home has helped me achieve things I never thought possible after surgery and have made a major difference in my life, which has been noticed by all my family. I now feel much more confident and empowered to try things independently again. I can't thank them enough and would recommend them to anyone!

- LW

In March 2010 my wife and I had the 4 o'clock in the morning call that all parents dread. Our son, 29 years old, had had a serious motorcycle accident in Bali. He was in a critical state, with serious head injuries and brain damage, in a coma in a hospital in Bali. What followed was massive anguish and uncertainty, air ambulance jet repatriation a thousand miles away to Singapore, five weeks of fantastic hospital treatment, and then repatriation to UK.

At that point we were more or less on our own; the first available appointment offered for physiotherapy was more than a month away. We came to Beth via a personal contact and she was the best thing that could have happened to us. Beth is definitely not a 'one size fits all' therapist. She listened carefully to the detail of his situation. She carried out her own assessment. Then she devised targeted exercises specific to his needs.

Each visit progressively moved him along the road to improving balance, strength, physical co-ordination, hand to eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and, of equal importance, confidence in his ability to get his old life back.

Beth stressed that her visits were to demonstrate and advise, so that our son's own daily routines in between visits, would be best suited to his continuing improvement.

In those early months she gave him the encouragement, confidence and motivation that he so badly needed.

No one who now meets our son has any idea that he suffered brain injury. Even his old friends cannot tell the difference between the before and after. He was undoubtedly lucky, but a significant chunk of his luck came from knowing Beth.

- Garry, Essex

I have received treatment from Beth over the last few months on my frozen shoulder.

I am painter & decorator and without the treatment it would have been impossible to carry on. Beth has always been able to arrange a convenient appointment, sometimes at short notice.

The personalised exercise & rehab programme have helped my progress no end, and I would not hesitate to recommend her services.

- Richard, Essex

Kathryn offered an appointment quickly, undertook a really thorough assessment and spoke in detail about the cause, implications and impact of the injury to my shoulder. She followed up with tailored exercises and when a few months later I was flagging in my continued adherence she sent a cheery reminder and catch up email to check how everything was going.

It was a very professional, thorough, interactive and helpful assessment and the advice and exercises have worked well.

Kathryn is approachable, friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable and should I need help or advice in future I wouldn't hesitate to ask for an appointment and I would recommend her to anyone else without hesitation.

- Suzie, Essex

We are always happy to discuss your individual situation, so please don't hesitate to call us for an informal chat on 01206 396789, or email us on info@yourphysioathome.co.uk to see if we can help.

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