Appliedmotion is now offering physiotherapy services to clients in the comfort of their residences, whether that may be their home or an aged care facility. Our team of expert Physiotherapists are highly skilled in handling a diverse range of acute and chronic conditions that impact mobility, function, and self-sufficiency.
Maintaining a good level of mobility is essential for our overall health and quality of life. Our team of skilled practitioners can provide expert advice on improving mobility in case it has been affected by age, pain, injury, or illness.
Falls risk assessment and prevention
Many older individuals experience falls frequently, with statistics showing that one-third of 65-year-olds will have at least one fall annually. Our team collaborates with patients to determine their unique risk factors and develop a personalized program to mitigate their fall risk.
Prescription of walking aids and equipment
As we age or face health challenges, our mobility can decline, and we may need a walking aid to help us move around safely. There are various aids available, such as walking sticks (which come in many forms), walking frames, or four-wheeled walkers, to name a few. These aids greatly enhance your walking quality, endurance, and functional capacity. Additionally, they serve as a safety precaution to reduce your risk of falling and the resulting complications. We recognize that accepting the use of aid can be challenging, so our consultations are customized to meet your individual needs and objectives. If an aid is necessary, we will collaborate with you to select the most suitable option, offering guidance on choosing an aid that complements your lifestyle.
After certain surgeries, it’s common to need physiotherapy to regain strength, joint mobility, and function. Some examples of conditions that typically require post-operative physiotherapy are total hip and knee replacements, post-fracture care, and general surgical conditions. To achieve good long-term outcomes, it’s important to see a physiotherapist as soon as possible.
Strengthening programs following hospital admission
As we age, bed rest can often lead to a decrease in lower limb strength, power, and aerobic capacity. Additionally, 35% of older individuals experience a decline in their functional ability after being discharged from the hospital. Our team is dedicated to helping clients regain what was lost during their hospital rehabilitation so that they can effectively manage their day-to-day needs and achieve their goals.
Neurological rehabs such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injuries and TBIS Stroke: Different levels of severity exist when it comes to strokes, and therefore, the effects on individuals can differ. These effects can impact movement, vision, and speech and may last either short or long-term or even be permanent. The primary goal of physiotherapy is to enhance an individual’s capability to perform functional tasks, such as walking and upper limb activities. This is achieved mainly through strengthening and retraining movements. In some cases, muscle stretching and splinting may also be necessary. Starting rehabilitation as early as possible after a stroke increases the likelihood of a positive outcome.
Prescription of walking aids and equipment
Parkinson’s Disease: The quality of daily life can be negatively impacted by Parkinson’s Disease due to its effects on movement and balance. To help maintain muscle length and joint range of motion and improve movement initiation and coordination, a physiotherapist can design an exercise program tailored to the individual. Additionally, physiotherapy can be beneficial for managing other neurological conditions such as Acquired Brain Injuries, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Huntington’s Disease, Spinal Cord Injuries, and Post-Polio Syndrome and maintaining good heart and lung functions.
Cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation and management
Physiotherapists are equipped to help manage various cardio-pulmonary conditions, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Bronchiectasis. COPD is a condition that causes shortness of breath due to reduced airflow to and from the lungs and can worsen over time. Physiotherapists can design specific exercise programs tailored to your individual needs to help manage this condition. Bronchiectasis is another obstructive lung disease that results in excessive production of yellow/green sputum. With the help of a physiotherapist, you can learn self-management strategies and receive assistance with clearing lung secretions through postural drainage and chest physio.
If you suffer from osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, you know how painful it can be and how it can hinder your daily activities. It’s important to manage this pain so that you can optimize your ability to function. Research shows that aerobic exercise within your pain tolerance levels can significantly improve pain management and function. A physiotherapist can create a personalized exercise program to help you manage your arthritic symptoms and improve your quality of life.
Chronic disease management
Chronic pain and long-term diseases can significantly impact a person’s daily life. Conditions like diabetes and osteoarthritis can be better managed with a personalized exercise program and self-management strategies developed by a qualified physiotherapist.