Physiotherapy can greatly improve your loved one’s quality of life, even in the later stages. Here are a few ways in which physiotherapy can help in palliative care:


Walking is one of the easiest exercises that our therapists can first assist your loved one with. It will help the therapist understand the amount of help your loved one requires with mobility. It will help to reduce any stiffness as well as help to relax tight muscles.

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Walking will also improve overall posture and help to reduce and prevent back pain especially if your loved one spends a lot of time in bed. It is also a good way to improve the digestive system and prevent constipation, which can often be common in those who are in bed for long hours each day.


The physiotherapist can also help with various exercises that your loved one can perform in bed, when walking is not an option. These will help to manage and reduce overall pain, discomfort and stiffness. It is also important in preventing the risk of bed sores. Regular bed exercises will prevent muscle degeneration and also help to prevent depression and anxiety in your loved one. It also helps to maintain basic motor and coordination skills.