[Case Study] – Betty’s retirement village physio experience.
Here’s the story of our client, Betty, who, with the help of her TPC physio, is staying fit, mobile and independent enough to keep travelling and taking trips around Australia!
Do you, your Mum or Dad live in a retirement village and need a physio to come to you?
Getting caring and personalised help from a physiotherapist when you live in a retirement village is not always easy.
And getting to a physio clinic can be real pain.
That’s why we can visit you, your Mum or Dad, in your retirement village!
- guide you through how we work together and book your first appointment over the phone;
- a physiotherapist will then visit for the first appointment;
- the physio will listen closely to what pain and/or health problems that are causing trouble;
- they will then complete an assessment of the injury and /or what’s causing the problem/s.
- after the assessment, the physio will create a one-page plan to achieve your health goals**;
- once we have agreed on the the plan, your physio will conduct physiotherapy treatment in the most convenient location possible: in your retirement village unit.
**If you’d like, we can share your goal plan with family members and/or your doctor so we all work together on helping smashing those health goals.
Home visit options
Choose the option that’s right for you.
Need help? Call our Customer Care team on 1300 797 793
Includes travel costs to visit you at home
Appropriate for first appointment
Involves a personalised goal plan
Includes an update phone call or email to family, GP, &/or other health professionals
Up to 60-minutes^ with a Physiotherapist.
Ideal for multiple concerns or problems needing intensive rehab.
Up to 40-minutes^ with a Physiotherapist.
Ideal for injuries or problems needing 1-2 appointments per week.
Up to 30-minutes with a Physiotherapist.
Ideal for injuries or problems with an existing goal plan that needs a review.
^These appointments include time for short rest breaks from treatment and exercise as needed
Our team are specialists in helping older people be as mobile, safe and happy as possible.
We’re excited about helping you!
Our caring and experienced physiotherapists will come to your home, complete a physio assessment, create a plan to achieve your health goals and conduct physiotherapy treatment in the most convenient and comfortable location possible: right at home.
Onsite or home visit physiotherapy improves walking & moving; relieves pain and makes life much easier.
Our physiotherapists are experts in helping clients to be as mobile, safe and happy as possible by relieving pain, improving strength and maximising quality of life. In fact a major part of our home physio treatment is to have fun!
Our physiotherapists are special caring people and very dedicated – they are also cheerful because they love what they are doing… A large (and unofficial) part of our treatment is lifting your spirits and ensuring that you look forward to your physiotherapy home service and are motivated to work hard on exercises designed to help you. The friendly nature and happy outlook of our physiotherapists has proven to help many older Australians along their treatment journey.
As we get older we generally get less active, more prone to accidents and illness and less mobile and independent than we once were.
This is where physiotherapy treatment at home can help. First you don’t have to go anywhere, you will be more relaxed at your own home, and we have a dedicated team of exceptional physiotherapists who have the knowledge, training and experience to help you.
For those who have recently had an accident or an operation, physio home visits are a blessing. Not being mobile or having limited mobility no longer prevents you from obtaining the help that you need.
Each member of our physio team are specialists in physiotherapy for the elderly at home and work with many health problems, including:
- Difficulty getting around
- Pain relief
- Parkinson’s disease
- Foot and leg problems
- Preparing for surgery
- Rehabilitation after surgery or injury
- See more below
Physiotherapists use advanced techniques including stretches, targeted exercises and massage to help the body improve its ability to move and function and to reduce pain. Even as we age, our bodies tissue continues to regenerate and physiotherapy uses this natural regeneration to help build muscles and increase movement, flexibility and independence.
In the comfort of your own home your physiotherapists will help you go through a series of exercises and your physio session may include massage as well. Where in your home you obtain treatment is up to you and your physio, it is usually a combination of in a chair, on a bed and a carpeted area free of obstacles – anywhere that is private and you feel comfortable.
Dress down for your physio appointment! You need to be in comfortable clothing that allows free movement. The type of clothing you should wear does depend upon where your pain or injury is. However, you can’t go wrong if you wear a loose t-shirt, singlet or short sleeved blouse and shorts or soft wide pants that can be pushed up above the knee. Sneakers or runners are ideal as they provide support.
You don’t need to have any equipment for our physio at home service to be a success. Our physios will work with you to determine the best place for treatment, and if there is any particular equipment we need, we will bring it to you at your home (or find things to use nearby!).
Currently if you live in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and central and northern Victoria you are pretty much guaranteed that we have a physiotherapist that came come to you. Even if you don’t live within these areas, please do give us a call (1300 797 793) as with the popularity of our service we are rapidly expanding across Australia and may already be able to provide a physio home service in your area.