Therapy services

A range of therapeutic services are available for Incare and Day Therapy patients:

Complementary therapy

Complementary therapies have been shown to help make life more comfortable for patients by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety. We offer a variety of treatments in our relaxing therapy rooms including:

  • Reiki or light touch 

  • Massage

  • Aromatherapy

  • Relaxation, Sound and Touch

  • Visualisation

    Our treatments should not be seen as a replacement for conventional medicines, but they can help, for example by promoting relaxation, reducing anxiety and providing time to let go of tensions. 
     
    Complementary therapies are also available for carers  as well as patients. Referrals to the service are available via your GP, community professionals, Day Therapy or Incare.  

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy

Our physiotherapists and occupational therapist work with patients to understand what matters most in their everyday lives. They then help patients set realistic personal goals and work with them on rehabilitation to maximise each patient’s independence, choice and quality of life. 
 
Our physiotherapists aims to address problems of balance and co-ordination, assessing the mobility of patients and providing walking aids if required. We will also aim to relieve pain and control other symptoms which can accompany a life limiting illness. When appropriate our physiotherapists will plan an individual exercise plan which aims to rehabilitate a patient’s movement.
 
Our occupational therapist can help assess the degree to which a patient is able to bathe, dress, cook and undertake household chores. We can provide equipment which can help maintain independence, particularly when someone is returning home after a stay in Incare, and train patients how to use it safely. 
 
The Hospice occupational therapist and physiotherapists work closely with patients, families and carers to help them understand and manage changes in everyday life. They run a group in Day Therapy which is especially for carers and another group to help patients manage fatigue and breathlessness. 

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