Home Visit Physiotherapy
Whether you are an elderly individual requiring treatment in the comfort of your home or you have a disability and require home physiotherapy we come to you.
Total Health Physio is a locally owned company that offers home visit Physiotherapy throughout Melbourne.
Total Health Physio offers a personalised and caring Physiotherapy service. We service all property types, including:
- Aged care facilities
- Private homes
- Transitional care
- Rented properties
With trust, compassion & care we come to your home or aged care facility with the aim of helping you achieve your goals and live your best life.
Mobile throughout South-East Melbourne
Please view the maps below to see our coverage:
Home Visit Initial Assessment
One of our wonderful Physiotherapists will visit the residence. The first session is typically a mobility assessment based on the nature of their challenges or complaints.
We specifically help with:
- Evidenced-based Physiotherapy
- Helping people live with less pain
- Assessments & reviews
What is included in Home Visit Physiotherapy?
We perform outcome measures which are our baseline measures allowing us to assess and reassess the progress of an individual’s therapy. This provides a baseline to set goals to achieve.
We then put a plan in place, which will entail
- Goals the individual wishes to achieve
- Frequency of sessions
- Expected duration
- When to reassess outcome measures
- Implement a rehabilitation program between therapist and patient
- Provide a individualise home exercise program to do with their carer, family or individually
Why work with Total Health Physio?
We have a passionate and vibrant Physiotherapy and Allied Health team to deliver our wonderful services.
- We are a leading Physiotherapy + Occupational Therapy provider
- We are mobile and treat people in their homes
- We help improve cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and cognitive wellbeing
- We help patients achieve greater independence
We believe our values of trust, compassion & care are integral for us to serve the community.
Private Home Visit FAQ
In what ways can Physiotherapy sessions be unique?
Occasionally we may add some music as part of our sessions to make it more fun, if you’re lucky, you might see some of our therapists singing and dancing! We may use boxing gloves, play with tennis racquets or use a ball or balloon to train reflexes. If you’re advanced you may need to negotiate one of our specialised obstacle courses!
We try to cater to each individual to ensure its a session they look forward to.
For private home visits under the NDIS, there is funding to access amazing assistive technology. We particularly like reaction-based tests that synchronise to mobile phones, so there is quantitative data to record.
Will the Physiotherapist use equipment or recommend me to obtain any?
Yes and yes.
We often recommend specific exercise equipment to help with your home exercise program. We also recommend equipment including gait aids, wheelchairs, etc.
In one of our Physiotherapist’s bags, you’ll probably find, balls, weights, therabands, witches hat cones for obstacles and balloons (why we carry balloons is a story for when Total Health Physio visits). We may also bring a foam mat for balance practice or a step for stair practice.
What are goals & how are they reviewed?
Examples of goals
Some patients may have had a lengthy stay in hospital which has resulted in significant deconditioning. Consequently, they will struggle when they return home as their mobility and strength has declined.
In this scenario, the goals would revolve around restoring the norm, i.e.
- Getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom safely
- Walking to the mailbox and back confidently
- Reduce the fear of falling
- Feeling empowered
- Feeling safe in the home environment
- Getting back outside into the community
One awesome example of goal setting was in 2019 – where we helped an elderly gentleman who struggled to get in and out of a car due to his decline in mobility return to playing bridge with his friends and going for a daily coffee!
Our focus is to return our patients back to the community, back to previous premorbid mobility levels so they can maximise their socialisation and their overall independence.
Occasionally our patients are unable to get back out into the community and thus our goal may be to keep them living at home as independent as possible by maximising their functional activities within their home environment – improving their activities of daily living. We cater to each individual’s needs and provide care to suit the individual.
How goals are reviewed
Goals are reviewed by retesting outcome measures. Goals are often performing routine activities in a safe way, so being able to achieve the functional task we’ve set out to do, such as
- Get out of bed safely
- Go to the bathroom at nighttime safely
- Walk 8 minutes to the local cafe
- Using kitchen equipment safely