Most physios will see you on a weekly basis but research shows that if you're learning a new skill you will be more successful if you practice this skill daily.
Physiotherapists and OTs will often prescribe a daily home exercise program for you to do between visits. Unfortunately the quality of these exercises is often poor. 90% of the time these exercises will need to be retaught on the following visit due to poor technique.
There are lots of ways your body can 'cheat' to make these exercises easier for you, especially when you're trying to strengthen something that is weak. Whether that is a muscle or a skill. As a result, a whole weeks worth of rehab goes to waste and your progress is slowed down dramatically. This leads to you needing more sessions than you really need.
They can go through your exercises or tasks with you and make sure you're doing them the correct way therefore speeding up your recovery time or the time it takes you to learn that skill.
This model is used on all rehabilitation wards therapy happens daily so patients recover more quickly and can be sent home sooner.
Everyone can benefit from this approach
If you're suffering from pain you know that the quicker you get relief from that pain the better! Seeing your Physiotherapist every day for treatment and to complete your exercise program correctly will get you to that point much more quickly.
Rehabilitation following surgery, extended hospital stay, a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. We want you to be able to return to completing normal activities as soon as possible.
Chronic conditions can have periods of time where symptoms get worse and prevent you from completing activities. We want you to be able to return to these activities sooner.
Neurological conditions like MS, Parkinsons, MND, Guilliane barre, Muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy cause loss of function leading to loss of independence, restricting your participation in the activities you enjoy. Having a focused period of therapy can help you regain skills and increase your independence.
Early intervention means working with babies and infants to assist normal development of motor skills like rolling, crawling, sitting and walking. Your babies brain is developing and making connections all the time. This is why it's so important for movement to be learnt correctly. It will ensure that the brain develops properly preventing incorrect connections being formed that could lead to more motor skill difficulties later in life.
Children with conditions which affect motor skills and co ordination like Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, tourettes, dyspraxia, Dyslexia and dysgraphia find keeping up with their peers particularly difficult. Whether that is in the playground, in sports or in the classroom. A focused period of Physiotherapist and/or OT will get your child up to speed with their friends sooner. Our therapists work together to focus on the same goals so therapy is consistent and more effective.
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Our Physiotherapy practice works with clients throughout the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsular including the following suburbs:
Mount Barker, Stirling, Hahndorf, Murray Bridge, Victor Harbour, Meningie, Aldinga, Willunga.