Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Specialists in NDIS, Seniors, Rehab www.ssrg.com.au

Physiotherapy services for optimal mobility

Physiotherapy utilises a variety of evidence-based treatment techniques such as exercise prescription, joint mobilisation, mobility training, and muscle strengthening to optimise the way your body moves. Research shows that Physiotherapy is effective in reducing healing time following muscle or joint injury. Physiotherapy can aid in the recovery process by reducing joint stiffness and pain to improve overall joint health, and through training in specific movement patterns to optimise functional mobility. Physiotherapists are also qualified to assist in prescribing mobility-related equipment and suitable Assistive Technology to improve your general mobility, and achieve your mobility-related goals. SSRG Physiotherapists can assist with all your joint, muscle and mobility-related needs, including the areas outlined below.

Initial assessments

A Physiotherapy initial assessment covers all elements of your daily mobility and physical needs, including joint range of motion, strength, balance, pain, exercise capacity, and mobility. The assessment considers your medical history and any physical, cognitive, or other impairments you may have. An initial assessment report makes recommendations about suitable Physiotherapy interventions to assist you to meet your goals.

Mobility assessments

A Physiotherapy mobility assessment involves standardised and observational assessment of the following areas:

  • Transfers
  • Walking (gait)
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Strength
  • Joint range of motion
  • Suitability of current mobility aids
  • Need for prescription of suitable mobility aids
  • Muscle tone

Neurological rehabilitation

A Physiotherapy neurological rehabilitation program focuses on:

  • Muscle tone management
  • Walking/gait pattern retraining
  • Improving or controlling joint range of motion
  • Strength-based exercises
  • Balance training
  • Spatial awareness training
  • Motor planning
  • Complex and basic gait aid prescription
  • Graded motor imagery
  • Dual and multi-task training

Exercise programs

A Physiotherapy exercise program is aimed at developing, maintaining, or improving your physical abilities, strength, and mobility. We develop a targeted therapy plan, prescribe and assist you with practicing exercises, and provide training to your carers/support workers as necessary.Exercise programs work on:

  • Exercise capacity
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Balance
  • Flexibility
  • Motor control
  • Motor planning

Assistive technology

A Physiotherapy Assistive Technology assessment aims to identify and script the most effective Assistive Technology that will support your physical needs. The process involves standardised assessment, functional review, and trials with suppliers. Following prescription, the Physiotherapist will complete an in-depth report and justification document, which is sent to the NDIS for final approval.

Assistive Technology that a Physiotherapist can assist you with include:

  • Assessment of falls history
  • Mobility review
  • Assistive Technology review
  • Carer/support worker skills review
  • Safe transfer education
  • Education, advice, strategies, and recommendations aimed at reducing falls and increasing safety
  • Exercise programming to improve key muscle strength
  • Functional balance training
  • Referrals to other team members including the Occupational Therapist, Dietitian, and Podiatrist for other concerns

Falls assessment and falls prevention program

A Physiotherapy falls prevention program involves:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Complex and basic walking aids
  • Standing frames
  • Hoists
  • Basic and advanced exercise equipment and devices
  • Sleep positioning systems
  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

Manual handling

A Physiotherapy manual handling assessment can include:

  • Assessing current manual handling practices for both the participant and support workers or family members
  • Reviewing current Assistive Technology
  • Environmental review
  • Back care education
  • Customised manual handling plans and programs

Aquatic therapy

A Physiotherapy aquatic therapy program involves:

  • Assessing suitability and safety of participation in aquatic-based therapy program
  • Assessing pool transfer ability
  • Establishing goals
  • Establishing suitable protocols for use of the pool
  • Developing a suitable aquatic therapy program
  • Training for support workers or family members to assist in completion of program
  • Training in use of pool hoists (if required)

Pain management

A Physiotherapy pain management program involves:

  • Assessing and understanding client’s history and causative factors
  • Reviewing current pain management approaches and regimes
  • Mobility review
  • Environmental review
  • Carer/support worker review, evidence-based education, advice, interventions, and recommendations aimed at reducing and managing pain
  • Exercise program
  • Prescription of appropriate Assistive Technology to reduce chronic pain

Pilates/Barre/Gym

A Physiotherapy Pilates, barre, or gym program involves:

  • Assessing suitability and safety of approach
  • Establishing goals
  • Establishing suitable protocols
  • Developing a suitable exercise program
  • Introduction to appropriate equipment

Cardiovascular fitness programs

A Physiotherapy cardiovascular program can involve:

  • Walking programs
  • Graded return to leisure activities or hobbies
  • General exercise program
  • Upper and lower body strength training
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Gym-based assessment and exercise programming
  • Assistance to access private or community-based exercise programs

Pulmonary rehabilitation

A Physiotherapy pulmonary rehabilitation program can involve:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Airway clearance techniques (flutter, acapella)
  • Cardiovascular exercise programming
  • Upper-body strength training
  • Group fitness classes
  • Monitoring of oxygen levels and heart rate
  • Goal setting

Vestibular rehabilitation

A Physiotherapy vestibular rehabilitation program can involve:

  • Habituation training
  • Gaze stability training
  • Balance training
  • Integration of coordination tasks
  • Retraining of movement patterns

Family and caregiver education and support

Education, training, support and advice as required in one-to-one or group formats.

Review assessments and recommendations

A Physiotherapy review assessment measures the progress you have made throughout your current NDIS plan. Your Physiotherapist will use outcome measures to determine functional changes in relation to achieving your goals. Review assessments also provide further Physiotherapy recommendations for your new NDIS plan if you still have goals that you are yet to reach.