Boosting health and independence
We know that if people are more active then they tend to live longer. Physiotherapy and exercise can help prevent or slow the progression of many diseases such as osteoporosis or heart problems. Exercise can also positively enhance independence by helping residents become more active and enabling them to achieve more for themselves.
When it comes to life enjoyment, we believe that mobility and independence play a vital role in ensuring residents feel comfortable and confident. This results in enhanced uptake of activities and outings, thus reinforcing both physical and mental wellbeing
Physiotherapy and exercise is a massively important way to promote mental wellbeing – it launches all sorts of feel-good hormones and offers the fun and camaraderie of doing things in groups.
A recent report from the Memory Lab at Heriot Watt University showed that doing exercise can really help our memories – this is particularly true for exercise that requires you to do a pattern of movements. Because of this, exercise is a vital tool to help slow the progression of dementia and to help those living with the condition to live fuller lives.