Physiotherapy aims to work with you to keep active.
The physiotherapist will assess your condition, and help you understand what is wrong. They will work with you to develop a treatment plan that takes into account your lifestyle, leisure activities, and general health. This may include advice on how you can help yourself; for example, you may be shown exercises that you can do at home.
Any condition that affects your muscles, joints, or nerves can be helped by physiotherapy. Common problems include:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain;
- Children who have a delay in learning to crawl and walk;
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other breathing difficulties;
- Muscle weakness due to lack of activity or following recent illness/surgery.
Throughout your treatment program, the physiotherapist will check your progress at regular intervals and update your treatment and goals when necessary. Wherever possible your physiotherapist will also work with you to help you learn to manage your condition independently for the longer term.
Who can use the service?
This service is for anyone living in the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula catchment who requires treatment for a range of acute and chronic injuries, pain or health conditions.
Where is the service available?
How to access
Call 1300 665 781 between 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday-Friday) and an ACCESS worker will give you further details on the service.
If you are over the age of 65 or an aboriginal over the age of 50 years contact the My Aged Care call centre on 1800 200 422 or access the website www.myagedcare.gov.au