Home & Community Physiotherapy

Home and community physiotherapy services provide rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions to individuals in the comfort of their own homes or within their community settings. Here’s an overview of what these services typically entail:

Home & Community Physiotherapy Canberra
  • Assessment: The process begins with a comprehensive assessment by a qualified physiotherapist to evaluate the individual’s condition, mobility, functional abilities, and rehabilitation goals. This assessment may include physical examinations, mobility assessments, and discussions about the individual’s medical history and treatment preferences.
  • Treatment Planning: Based on the assessment findings, the physiotherapist develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to the individual’s needs and goals. The treatment plan may include a combination of therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, modalities (such as heat or cold therapy), and education on self-management strategies.
  • Rehabilitation Exercises: Physiotherapists prescribe specific exercises aimed at improving strength, flexibility, balance, and mobility. These exercises are designed to address the individual’s unique needs and may include a range of movements targeting different muscle groups and functional tasks relevant to daily activities.
  • Manual Therapy: Manual therapy techniques, such as joint mobilizations, soft tissue massage, and stretching, may be used to alleviate pain, improve joint mobility, and enhance tissue healing. These hands-on techniques are often incorporated into the treatment plan to complement therapeutic exercises and promote recovery.

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  • Functional Training: Rehabilitation in the home and community setting focuses on improving functional abilities and promoting independence in activities of daily living. Physiotherapists work with individuals to practice functional tasks relevant to their daily routines, such as walking, climbing stairs, getting in and out of bed, and household chores.
  • Pain Management: Physiotherapists employ various pain management techniques to help individuals manage pain and discomfort associated with their condition or injury. This may include the use of heat or cold therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and education on pain-relieving strategies.
  • Education and Self-Management: Home and community physiotherapy services include education on the individual’s condition, treatment options, and strategies for self-management. Physiotherapists empower individuals with knowledge and skills to manage their condition independently and make informed decisions about their health.
  • Home Safety and Accessibility: Physiotherapists assess the individual’s home environment for safety and accessibility concerns and provide recommendations for modifications or assistive devices to improve mobility and independence. This may include suggestions for adaptive equipment, home modifications, and fall prevention strategies.
  • Progress Monitoring and Follow-up: Physiotherapists monitor the individual’s progress closely and adjust the treatment plan as needed to ensure continued improvement. Regular follow-up visits allow for ongoing assessment, goal setting, and modification of the rehabilitation program based on the individual’s evolving needs and progress.

Home and community physiotherapy services in Canberra offer personalized care and support to individuals who may have difficulty accessing traditional clinic-based services or who prefer the convenience and comfort of receiving treatment in their own environment. By bringing rehabilitation services directly to the individual’s home or community setting, these services promote continuity of care, enhance engagement in treatment, and facilitate recovery and independence.


Monday / Wednesday / Thursday
8 am–12:30 pm, 2:30–6 pm

Tuesday / Friday
8 am–12:30 pm, 2–5:30 pm

8:30 am–12:30 pm ( appointments only )
Sunday Closed

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