Isabel Hospice has a Supportive Therapy Team consisting of Physiotherapists, an Occupational Therapist, and Complementary Therapists. They all have their individual skills but work together as a team to support, facilitate and enable our patients wherever they are, to live purposefully, actively and as well as possible with their life-limiting condition.
What they do
The role of this team is to support patients to live as well as possible despite their illness. This is achieved by helping patients manage some of the consequences of illness and treatment such as;
Physical deconditioning, weakness, lack of mobility, inability to carry out everyday tasks, fatigue, breathlessness, excessive swelling (lymphoedema), problems with sleeping, some aspects of pain, some aspects of anxiety and distress.
Helping you live your life
The team help you to help yourself by guiding you to carry out appropriate exercise and activity techniques following assessment of your personal circumstances enabling you to achieve goals you may have.
We provide this service throughout the organisation, at day services, in the In-Patient Unit where we have a small treatment room/gym for in and out patient use or, when appropriate, in your own home.
Members of the team:
Although each specialised therapist has their own role, we work together with the patient at the centre of the team.
The physiotherapists can help alleviate or control a range of physical problems. Using rehabilitation principles tailored to each individuals specific needs, we work together to improve quality of life.
The Occupational Therapist advises and assists individuals in adapting how they function to improve quality of life.
Complementary Therapy Coordinator
A team of qualified volunteer complementary therapists offer a variety of treatments to support wellbeing. Treatments offered include: massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, reiki.