Home Visits and Early Hospital Discharge
Why would you need home physiotherapy?
We understand that attending one of our clinics is not always easy or preferable so we offer our wide range of services to people in their home, office or residential care facility. This is helpful for people with acute pain, those unable to travel, or especially in the immediate post-operative period, when physiotherapy treatment is crucial for the most successful outcome.
In hospital you will be given simple exercises to minimize complications such as chest infection or DVT's and generally some early strengthening or range of motion exercises.
However, post surgery, you will generally require exercise progression to fully regain your strength, flexibility and function. The quickest, safest and easiest way to return to your day to day activities is by seeing a physiotherapist experienced in post-operative rehabilitation. Ask your surgeon or Doctor prior to admission if he would like our Physiotherapists to visit you at home post operatively.
We can provide support and home-based therapy to clients who are ready for discharge from hospital care, but require additional support to return home.
Our Physiotherapists at Hindmarsh and Fitzroy Physiotherapy Clinics are skilled in the field of post-operative care. We are familiar with the treatment protocols and can liaise with your Doctor to determine any specific requirements based on your individual surgery. Our Physiotherapists can do a home visit to give you advice and treatment to make you more comfortable and help get you mobile. Follow up rehabilitation can be transferred to our Clinics once you are more mobile and if indicated.
Arranging a visit before your operation is also always a good idea so you can meet your Physio and become familiar with some of the exercises most likely to be needed.
We understand that patients with painful conditions, especially the elderly, are not always able to make it into our easily accessible Clinics. Our experienced and caring Physios can visit you at home to help with settling your pain, help you get moving and regain your quality of life and independence .
Balance, strength and mobility
Sometimes you just need help to keep you moving and able to manage your normal activities such as walking, getting out of bed and chairs but not sure who to contact. A Physiotherapist is skilled in helping with function and mobility. We can help with referrals to other Allied Health to keep you at home.
In conjunction with home visits for post op, short term and acute pain episodes, our Physiotherapists are also skilled and concerned with maximizing mobility and independence so people can stay in their home longer and can experience an improved quality of life.
Helping patients with Self Managed and Care Managed Plans that need home Physiotherapy. Please call our Clinic for more information.
Remember - we can help with the following:
- Fall reduction services including mobility/balance assessment and training.
- Recovery from surgery, illness, neurological event or fall.
- Management of neck, back and joint stiffness as well as pain and loss of function.
- General deconditioning/physical decline/ loss of strength.
- Walking aid prescription.
- Maximise mobility and independence.
- Improve confidence.
- Pain relief.
- Improve fitness.
Please call our clinics at Hindmarsh 8346 2000 and Fitzroy, Prospect on 8342 233 and we can discuss your individual needs and how we may be able to help. One of our caring Physiotherapists can then arrange a mutually convenient time to speak or visit.