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Help with walking and mobility

Get help to get around and stay independent.

Avoiding falls at home

Get advice on how you can prevent falls at home.

Mobility aids

Specialist equipment such as walking aids and wheelchairs can help you walk safely.

Your local NHS providers can help you find equipment to meet your mobility needs.


Physiotherapy is a treatment to improve movement, flexibility, coordination and strength. It helps people who are experiencing difficulties with their walking. After an assessment, a physiotherapist may offer one or more of the following:

  • a programme of exercises to help you to become stronger and to improve your walking
  • advice on how you might take a different, safer approach to your walking
  • advice on equipment and aids which might be suitable for you

Find a physiotherapist

You may be referred to physiotherapist following a hospital stay, or after seeing a GP, district nurse, social worker or other health and social care professional.

Find out about ECL (Essex Cares Ltd) physiotherapy services.

Find private physiotherapists in your area:

Mobility outside the home

For information on wheelchair services, mobility scooters, blue badges, and motability scheme, see our page on Going out.

More advice and support

Living made easy gives information and advice on mobility equipment.


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