Physiotherapy

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With movement, anything is possible.

Whether you’ve had a life changing event, or been living with a more permanent disability, Rocky Bay physiotherapists can help you regain some independence and get you moving. Our physiotherapy team will partner with you to maximise your health, posture, mobility and function.

No matter your age, ability or goals, we’ll partner with you to find the possibilities. It might be learning to walk again; prescribing mobility equipment and assistive technology, or learning a movement crucial to excel in your favourite sport – if that’s your goal, we’ll help you work towards it.

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Our team work with you at a Rocky Bay hub, or in your home, school, place of employment or community setting, the choice is yours. Our accessible, low sensory indoor hydrotherapy pool at Mosman Park provides a relaxing experience for pain relief, exercise, muscle and functional improvement.

Physiotherapy at Rocky Bay doesn’t happen in a silo, we partner with other health specialists to provide holistic services, all working together towards your goals.

 

Specialty services
Gross Motor Skills Development

The term ‘gross motor skills’ refers to movements such as walking, running, jumping, hopping, catching, throwing, kicking, and skipping.

You use your gross motor skills to participate in a range of everyday activities such as going to the shops or the park, riding a bike and playing sports with peers, friends and family. Rocky Bay physiotherapists will assess your gross motor skills and your goals to develop an individualised intervention plan.

Serial Casting

Serial casting is a process of gradually lengthening a muscle by stretching it gently over a number of weeks. To maintain the stretch, a cast is applied to the joint, holding it in a fixed position. As the muscle gradually lengthens, the cast is regularly changed to keep an effective stretch on the muscle. Serial casting is often used in addition to other treatments such as Botox ® or splinting.

Following serial casting, our therapy team can prescribe and implement appropriate therapy strategies to maintain the increased range of movement and maximise the opportunity to practise new functional skills.

Walking and Running

The ability to walk is a skill that has a large impact on your life and independence. Rocky Bay physiotherapists are able to provide specialist assessment, intervention and evaluation around the skills of walking and running, including:

  • Supporting young children who are yet to learn to take their first step
  • Re-teaching walking or running after a change in ability
  • Improving safety and balance in walking for older clients
  • Increasing endurance, efficiency and speed of walking or running.
Hydrotherapy

The hydrotherapy pool is ideal for rehabilitation, general therapy and leisure activities. You can learn basic exercises and techniques in a safe, controlled environment with support from Rocky Bay physiotherapists, support workers or health and wellness officers.

Rocky Bay’s hydrotherapy pool in Mosman Park is kept at a comfortable 34°C, providing you with a relaxing experience for pain relief, exercise, muscle and functional improvement.

You can access the pool via a hoist, ramp and portable pool chair. The changing rooms have underfloor heating for improved comfort out of the pool.

The pool is also available for group sessions, including school holiday activities.

FAQ

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What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists diagnose and manage a broad range of conditions with the bones, muscles, cardiovascular system, nerves and other parts and systems of the body. Rocky Bay physios treat people of all ages and abilities, to improve their movement and mobility.

Who is it for?

Physiotherapists assist anyone of any ability at any stage of life.

Where is the service located?

Rocky Bay has therapists at hubs right across the Perth metro area, and they can also support you in your home, your school, a place of employment or out in the community. Hydrotherapy is located at Rocky Bay’s Mosman Park hub.

What funding is available?

You can access services if you have an NDIS plan, Disability Services Commission funding, Medicare or if you want to fund your own services. We can also support you through the planning process if you do not have a plan already.

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