How can Physiotherapy help your mobility?
What is a mobility concerns?
Mobility concerns can occur at whatever age or ability you are; ranging from babies to athletes and to the elderly. Essentially, mobility is the ability to move – this could be running, walking, navigating a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or walkers. Your mobility may have deteriorated to some degree due an injury, accident, operation or a disease.
How can our physios help you with mobility your concern?
Our experienced Physio practitioners at 13th Beach Health Services aim to get you moving as safely, efficiently and confidently as possible. We will use a variety of techniques and walking aids to get you moving again.
The aim is to help you regain your independence, strength and move as quickly and with as little aid as possible.
- First your physio practitioner will assess your movement and will be able to tell whether some of your muscles are weak, tight or not working as well as they could be.
- They will give you strengthening, flexibility and balancing exercises for the muscles and guide you to the right pattern of moving again.
- If your physio feels you could benefit from a walking aid they can assist in ordering the right one and teach you how to use it – walking aids can help at times to prevent compensation pains or limps.
- They may go with you outside and practice outside terrains and steps.
- How you walk is known as ‘Gait’ – your physio will assess and if need be assist you in correcting your gait.
- They will also look at preventing future injury and falls by giving you recommendations / suggestions for different scenario’s.
If you are concerned about how you’re moving, please contact our team of experienced practitioners at 13th Beach Health Services on (03) 5254 2668 or book online so we can help you achieve better health and happiness to enjoy life to the fullest!