Concerns and treatments
Concerns that I commonly see and treat include :
- Reduced mobility
- Poor balance
- Loss of muscle strength
- Joint or muscle pain or stiffness including back, shoulder and (arthritic) knee pain
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Joint replacements such as hip and knee and bone fractures
- Respiratory difficulties (sputum clearance)
- Post operative conditions needing rehabilitation
- Incorrect use of walking aids
- Lack of mobility aids when clearly beneficial
- Neurological conditions such as Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
Types of treatment
- Pain management
- Manual mobilisation and manipulation of joints
- Massage to specific muscle and nerves
- Tailored exercise plan to improve muscle strength, flexibility and range of movement
- Fall prevention strategies / balance exercises
- Walking practice using a walking aid indoors and outdoors
- Stair practice – confidently walking up and down
- Hydro, Heat and Cryotherapy (cold)
- Mobility aids: assessment and training
- Demonstrating to family or carers how they can assist you
- Reflexology of the feet
- General friendly advice and help!
Staying Active is the key to staying independent
Aged care physiotherapy plays a key role in mobility and function. Physio can make your day-to-day activities easier and pain free.
Aged care physio enables you to live independently, allowing you to stay in your home for as long as possible.
It restores confidence to tackle everyday activities such as :
- climbing stairs
- standing up unaided from a chair
- getting in and out of bed
- answering the door
- walking in the garden or down the path
- manoeuvring round your home
- dealing with pre and post surgery
At Stay Active Physiotherapy I want you to live comfortably and improve your quality of life.
On our first meeting we will talk about your main concerns. This may include pain, getting around or activities you are having trouble with. We will work out a treatment plan and start getting you comfortable and active again. Read My Approach to get more of an idea of how I like to work.
Call me to talk about how I can help you to stay active and keep your independence.