Physiotherapists are experts in the human body and its movement. Physiotherapists support people to restore their movement and function when someone is affected by injury, illness, or disability. Physiotherapists can also help prevent risk of injury or reduced function in the future.
Physiotherapists use a holistic approach which involves the person being directly involved in their therapy and working towards goals which are meaningful to them. Physiotherapists can support families in their natural environments, for example:
- day programs,
- supported disability accommodation,
- local pool, gym and in the community.
We use a capacity building approach to support you with ideas and strategies which you can integrate into your daily life and routines, along with direct hands-on therapy.
Physiotherapists can assist with:
- Walking and functional mobility – Assessment, strengthening & conditioning, lifestyle & assistive technology recommendations.
- Falls Prevention Strategies
- Equipment prescription such as walkers, standing frames, wheelchairs (manual and powered), specialised bikes/trikes, exercise equipment, specialised recliners, hoists, etc.
- Seating and Postural Management
- Orthotics and prosthetics – Assessment, referral, and assistance with ongoing management
- Hydrotherapy – Assessment and implementation of a program
- Manual Handling – Training carers, developing guidelines and processes
- Pre- and Post- Surgery Management – Strengthening, conditioning, rehabilitation, referral for appropriate surgical opinion
- Linking into local services to increase mobility, function, inclusion and participation.
- Support Worker and Carer Training
- Community Access
- Intervention for specific conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Acquired Brain Injuries, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Scoliosis, Stroke, Cerebellar Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, other syndromes, and much more.