Physiotherapy supports people with physical and non-physical disability to participate in physical activities they’re interested in. It helps to stay healthy, be more connected in the community, and improve their independence.
Physiotherapists often work alongside other professionals including occupational therapists and speech pathologists to provide support that meets your needs or those of your family members.
To make a referral, click the button below to complete our online referral form and one of our team members will contact you shortly to discuss the next steps.
Alternatively, if you would like to talk to us about your child’s therapy needs, please call 1300 179 131 to speak to a member of our Intake team.
Who can benefit from physiotherapy?
Our physiotherapists support children and adults with physical conditions like Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis or with lifelong injuries such as Spinal Cord Injury or Acquired Brain Injury. People who have activity restrictions caused by non-physical conditions such as intellectual disability or Autism can also benefit from physiotherapy.
What does a physiotherapist do?
The possibilities are endless, but we always start with the person and their goals. Once we have a goal, our therapists will come to where the person is. For some that may be their home, workplace, school, gym or any place they spend time to see how they interact with their environment.
If their goal is to join a local sports club or enter the workforce, our assessment helps us understand where they are now, and what barriers they are facing in achieving those outcomes. This helps us create a tailored therapy plan to achieve those outcomes, and often focusses on building opportunities for them to practice newly developed skills within their everyday routine.
Jayden is a young boy who was born with Cerebral Palsy, which makes it difficult for him to move around by himself and do things other children his age can do. Jayden is supported by an Everyday Independence Physiotherapist
With a little bit of extra help Jayden was able to enjoy a horse-riding session along with the other children at his day care.
He also wanted to learn to ride a bike. By supporting him to build his strength and skills Jayden’s physiotherapist was able to order a customised trike that was perfect for his needs.
Lewis is young man living with Cerebral Palsy who has been supported by an Everyday Independence physiotherapist since he was in prep. Lewis and his family have recently moved to the Gold Coast from Victoria, but thanks to our Everyday Independence team, he’s been able to keep his supports consistent and doesn’t have to start all over again.
Lewis receives support from his Physiotherapist in Victoria via telehealth which will continue until he gets settled. He’s pictured here with his dog Melody, who is having a ride in his wheelchair.
Our Physiotherapy Supports
A Physiotherapy assessment may be beneficial for people who are having difficulty moving around their house or local community. We can assess how you move around your home (including around your bed, on and off chairs, up and down stairs and in tight spaces such as the bathroom) and your local community (such as ramps, stairs, uneven ground, gutters and in/out of cars or public transport).
A physio assessment would combine this information with assessment of your body function such as how strong your muscles are, how well your joints move, your level of fitness and balance. This information will allow us to make recommendations for you and your family that would make moving around your house and local community easier. These improvements may help you to walk more steadily, walk without an aide such as a walking stick, ride a bike, walk up and down stairs at the shops or run after your grandchildren.
Following a physio assessment, you may benefit from exercise prescription. This involves assessing what your individual needs are and tailoring exercises that fit with your lifestyle, time constraints and what you want to achieve.
Our physios can tailor exercises to help improve the way you move, increase your muscle strength, improve your flexibility, increase your fitness or improve your balance.
We can help you work out the best way to do these exercises to fit in with your daily life and what’s important to you. This may involve exercises you can do in your house with no equipment, a walking program at your local park or a gym program to do with some support. These tailored exercises will help you to achieve your goals and get you moving around better than before!
Mobility equipment helps people stand, walk or move around more easily.
We can help you chose the right walking or standing aide to support your individual needs from walking long distances to standing to stretch tight muscles. Our physio’s work with you to determine the best piece of equipment for you, show you how to use it and will make sure it is helping you achieve your goals.
We can provide a report for different funding bodies to support funding for mobility equipment. The right piece of mobility equipment can help you move around with more independence in your home, school or local community and can include anything from a walking stick to a highly specialised walking frame.
Everybody should be active a few times a week to manage their risk of health conditions. If you have difficulties with movement, balance, fitness or weak muscles, our physios can help you build on your strengths and aspirations to access exercise for enjoyment and fitness.
We can support you to access activities that you enjoy such as team sports, PE lessons at school, local community classes or gym programs. Our physios can help you work out what you can access and how to make the most of your opportunities in these programs. Benefits of participating in these activities include increased social participation, increased fitness, strength and balance as well as overall improvements in health. These benefits may flow into your day to day life, making it easier to walk around your home, get ready in the morning, have more energy to cook dinner or reduce your falls.