What is Physiotherapy?
Physiotherapy is a profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve a person’s ability to move and function. Physiotherapists use their expertise in anatomy to assess and treat people with a variety of health conditions.
How is Physiotherapy relevant to NDIS participants?
Physiotherapists help people of all age groups and with different conditions. They often help people take part in the community and be more independent. Physiotherapists can treat children, young people and adults with a disability, heart and lung conditions, neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, and ageing and gender specific conditions.
How Physiotherapy can assist me?
Physiotherapists can help you, or the person you care for to achieve some of the following goals:
- Getting out of bed
- Take a bath or shower,
- Dressing yourself
- Becoming more mobile around and outside the home
- Doing daily errands
- Participating in sports or hobbies
- Manage pain and chronic conditions
- Choose and learn to use new equipment, like wheelchairs, walking frames and orthotics
Hi, I’m Raquel.
I am the Physiotherapist at AYS and have 14 years of experience in the field. My experience ranges from neurological rehabilitation: MS, stroke & spinal cord injuries, to motor neuron disease, falls and balance. I have capacity to complete assessments and recommendations of transfers, gait and function and offer support and equipment referrals. I can also provide carer training, develop home exercise programs, gym or hydrotherapy programs and submit reports for plan review meetings!