"Physiotherapy inappropriate and poor"
Posted by Trisha
The physiotherapist concentrated on only one exercise in the gym, ignoring my requests to be allowed to continue with the exercises I had been given by neurological physiotherapists at Darent Valley. He also wanted me to walk using my crutches, but with two members of staff with me. This was possible only once during my week long stay, as the staff were too busy doing other things. After one week of this nonsense the physiotherapist decided I would be able to manage the stairs at my home and so I was discharged. Later the same day I had to have ambulance staff help me get from the bathroom of my home to the bedroom. (Down 2 stairs, small landing, then up 3 stairs) However, it would have been pointless spending more time at Livingstone. Something needs to be done about the poor physiotherapy.