We specialise in providing Physiotherapy care to clients in our clinic or in their place of residence. We can also visit them in an aged care facility.
Our Physiotherapists are experts in managing a wide range of acute and chronic conditions which affect movement, function, and independence.
We provide a range of Physiotherapy services through a patient centered view to ensures all clients have the best possible opportunity to achieve their goals.
Services we offer:
Falls risk assessment and prevention
Falls are a very common problem among older people. In fact, one-third of 65 year olds will have at least one fall each year. We work with our patients to identify their individual risk factors and devise an individualized program to reduce this fall risk.
Staying mobile is critical to our overall health and quality of life. Our team of experienced Physiotherapists are best placed to advise on how to maintain and improve your level of mobility. If your mobility has declined due to age, pain, injury or illness, we are able to help you.
Walking aids and equipment
As our mobility declines with age or illness, we may require the use of a walking aid to enable us to stay safe when getting about. There are many aids available, such as a walking stick, a walking frame or a 4 wheeled walker to name a few. These aids can significantly improve your walking quality, duration and your ‘functional capacity’. They also act as a safety measure to reduce your risk of falling and all the complications associated with a fall.
We understand accepting the use of an aid can be difficult and so our consultations are very much tailored around our patient’s needs and goals. If an aid is required, we will work with you on choosing the most appropriate aid, helping guide your selection to best suit your lifestyle.
Strengthening programs following hospital admission
Did you know that bed rest in older adults often results in a significant decline in lower limb strength, power and aerobic capacity. A lot of older people discharged from hospital have a decline in their functional ability compared to when they were admitted. Our team works with clients to regain what was lost during their hospital rehabilitation so that they can best manage their goals and day-to-day requirements.
Many operative procedures require physiotherapy to regain full strength, range of joint movement and function following surgery. Common conditions we treat post-operatively include total hip and knee replacements, post-fracture and general surgical conditions. Being seen by a physiotherapist promptly is associated with good long-term outcomes.
Neurological rehab such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries and TBI
Stroke: Strokes come in varying degrees of severity and consequently have varying effects on people. They can affect movement, vision and/or speech. Some people have only short term symptoms while others are long-term or permanent. The aim of physiotherapy is to maximize a person’s ability to perform functional tasks such as walking and upper limb activities. This is achieved largely through movement retraining and strengthening. Sometimes muscle stretching and splinting may be required. The earlier rehab is commenced following a stroke, the greater the chance of a good outcome.
Parkinson’s Disease: Parkinson’s Disease affects functional activities of daily life by disturbing movement and balance. An individualised exercise program can be designed by a physiotherapist to maintain muscle length and joint range of movement, improving initiation and co-ordination of movement and maintaining good heart and lung function.
Some other neurological conditions which benefit from physiotherapy management include Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injuries, Huntington’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries and Post-Polio Syndrome.
Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation and management
Common cardio-pulmonary conditions we see include: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: This is a common condition characterised by shortness of breath due to reduced flow of air to and from the lungs. It is not reversible and generally deteriorates over time. Physiotherapists can help you manage this condition with a specific pulmonary exercise program designed to meet your individual needs.
Bronchiectasis: This is another obstructive lung disease characterised by excessive production of yellow/green sputum. Physiotherapists can teach you self-management strategies and assist in the clearance of these lung secretions with postural drainage and chest physio.
Arthritic conditions such as osteo-arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are painful conditions that can affect your movement and ability to perform daily tasks. Managing this pain is important so that you can maximise your functional ability. There is good evidence that aerobic exercise within ones tolerance of pain is strongly associated with good outcomes in terms of pain management and function. A tailored exercise program by a physiotherapist can help you manage your arthritic symptoms that affect you.
Chronic disease management
Long term disease and chronic pain will invariably have an adverse effect on a person’s lifestyle. Conditions such as diabetes and osteoarthritis, among others, can be managed better with an appropriate program devised by a Physiotherapist consisting of appropriate exercise and learning self-management strategies.
Home care packages
Physiotherapy can be accessed with funds from a home care package. We are experienced in providing appropriate Physiotherapy care. We pride ourselves on providing a client-centred approach, with an emphasis on ongoing communication between all key stakeholders in the clients’ care. If you are on a home care package and require Physiotherapy, please contact us or speak to your Case Manager/Care Coordinator.
Benefits of engaging Physiotherapy Care:
- Increased feelings of independence, empowerment and autonomy in managing their health and abilities.
- Improved physical and emotional well-being
Improving their ability to self-care and to perform everyday activities of daily living
- Reducing the need for ongoing home care services
- Reducing the risk of falls and falls related injuries
- Avoiding hospital admission for reasons directly addressed by this program, for example, falls, medication or chronic disease mismanagement
For more information on how we can further assist you, please call our clinic number on 0479 080 800 or send us an email on admin [email protected] for further details. Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back on track.