Physiotherapy – the definition meaning the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by medications or surgery. This method of treatment is used across the world to assist in all manners of ailments as part of the Allied Health services offered to all.
Allied Health professionals provide a broad range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct health services to improve the health and wellbeing of the consumers they support and build close relationships to the core list of SummitCare services which are available to our residents.
One such Physiotherapy service – Golden Age Physiotherapy, partners with Summitcare to help our residents improve mobility and quality of life.
We recently asked a few questions to Director Ron Jeffrey, to better understand just how their services benefit residents in our care.
What are the benefits you see when working with the aged care industry?
“People that are admitted into residential aged care facilities have often been turned away from rehabilitation facilities. As a result, residents tend to be very grateful to receive Allied Health services such as physiotherapy. As a clinician, this tends to lead to greater compliance with clinical treatments and therefore achieve better outcomes for the person.
“There is nothing more rewarding for a clinician than our clients achieving their goals. Unlike fields such as private practice and hospital-based work, we can really build and solidify a strong relationship with the residents we see daily. These strong relationships often extend to immediate family members who are always very encouraging when their parent/grandparent achieves milestones.”