Physiotherapists work with people of all ages to assist them in achieving their own unique goals. They will complete a thorough assessment and provide treatment for a variety of issues relating to body movement. If there is a physical barrier effecting the achievement of your goal, the physiotherapist will then provide strategies to assist you.
Physiotherapists have a wide range of skills to draw from, these include exercise prescription, retraining and learning new movement patterns, providing assistive technology and providing training to those supporting you.
Our Physiotherapists are experts in:
- Gross Motor Development
- Participation and Inclusion in Physical Activity
- Respiratory Management
- Falls Assessments and Interventions
- Manual Handling
- Assistive Technology
- Post Intervention Therapy Support
- Hydrotherapy and other group activities
- Liaising with other health professions
Working within a Therapy Team
At Senses Australia we work in a transdisciplinary manner. This means we collaborate frequently with your other therapy team members to ensure that the service we provide is consistent and complementary to each other
Frequently our clients’ goals involve input from a range of therapy disciplines.
For example; when selecting an appropriate wheelchair, a physiotherapist will address the client’s body and posture to ensure they are positioned comfortably and in a functional manner.
An Occupational Therapist will work with the client to ensure they are able to access their environment.
A Speech Pathologist will ensure the individual is able to safely swallow, eat and communicate when seated in their wheelchair.
Working in your Environment
In order to effectively support our client’s to achieve their individual goals, our approach to therapy is to understand the client within the context of their lives. We strive to deliver services within the client’s environment. We frequently visit homes, day care centres, schools, parks and swimming pools.