Physiotherapy Support for the Elderly

As our bodies age the efficiency of all its systems declines and as a result the ageing process is often associated with decreased strength and flexibility, reduced balance and reduced coordination. These can have a variety of impacts including;

  1. Declining mobility and function
  2. Increased falls risks
  3. Increased injury risk
  4. Chronic pain
  5. Loss of independence.

However, it doesn’t have to slow you down!
 

Evidence suggests that there are many active ways that you can minimize the impact of ageing on your quality of life. Physiotherapy has an enormous role to play in ensuring that elderly members of our community continue to enjoy the highest quality of life for as long as possible.

Quality aged care services involves many different services that can be tailored to suit your individual needs.

 

How can we assist?

1. Education and Treatment of a wide variety of conditions including;

Musculoskeletal: Acute Fracture Rehabilitation, Muscle Tears, Osteoarthritis, Lower Back Pain, Chronic Pain, Overuse Injuries

Neurological: Stroke Rehabilitation, Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation, Parkinson’s Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Motor Neuron Disease Rehabilitation

Cardio-respiratory: COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Cardiac Rehab, Post-Cardiac Surgery Rehab, Post-Pulmonary Surgery Rehabilitation

2. Mobility Assessments and Gait-Aid Prescription
3. Functional Screening
4. Tailored Exercises to address mobility and functional goals
5. Soft Tissue Therapy for pain management
6. Manual Therapy for pain management
7. Falls Screening
8. Injury Assessment and Management
9. Goal Setting

 

Physiotherapy Support for the Elderly - Southside Physio Canberra