There is strong evidence to show that exercise and living an active lifestyle has both long and short term benefits on physical and mental health and wellbeing. This is particularly important for people living with disability, who so often have limited opportunities to participate fully in their communities.
Often people associate the benefits of physiotherapy for those who have sustained physical injury. In fact, it is beneficial for people with physical and non-physical conditions to achieve better physical and mental wellbeing. Such as those with:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Acquired Brain Injury
- Intellectual disability
Everyday Independence Physiotherapists are passionate about helping people living with disability discover more opportunities to participate fully in their communities.
For some, this could be to participate in a physical activity like a sport; learning to ride a bike or attending an event. For others, it may be going to a café to meet friends or enjoying a family meal at the table. Our Physios focus on the person and their interests, so they’re the building their skills and confidence in the things and places that bring them meaning and connectedness.
This is done as part of an interdisciplinary team, which means that our therapists draw on the skills and expertise of other Everyday Independence therapists, as and when needed. The team work together to champion the person, inspire their belief, and help them achieve their full potential with the right supports around them.
Assistive Technology includes products, systems, devices, and technologies used by people with disability to achieve greater independence, reduce support needs and increase participation in their community.
Our Physios work closely with the person to get the right fit for their activities and environments. They assess the person’s abilities and challenges, trial different options, and write a report to request the required NDIS funding for the recommended technology. They also provide training and support to ensure the person can use the technology safely and appropriately.
For more information
To find out how physiotherapy can help someone you know achieve their goals sooner, complete our online enquiry form or speak to someone in our friendly Access team on 1300 179 131.