Today is World Physiotherapy Day and we are proud to be recognising our compassionate and capable Physiotherapists for keeping our clients and residents well, mobile and independent.
To celebrate this day, we spoke to Nicholas Petch, one of our accredited Physiotherapists based at The Pines Health & Wellness Centre and find out what he loves about his role.
Why is physiotherapy important for older people?
Physiotherapists can play an important role in managing chronic, painful conditions that become more common as we get older. Physiotherapists can provide specialist, tailored therapy to improve day-to-day function and overall quality of life.
This may involve advice, education and safe exercise prescription to improve mobility, strength balance, along with various techniques for the management of short or long-term pain.
What do you love about being a Physiotherapist at Southern Cross Care?
I really enjoy working in an excellent team with a diverse range of allied health professions. Working alongside other Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Podiatrists, Massage Therapists and Dieticians allows for the best quality of care for all clients that attend the Health & Wellness Centres.
What is the most rewarding part about being a Physiotherapist?
The best part of being a physiotherapist is being able to give someone the confidence to move and recover after experiencing a loss of function and quality of life. It is very rewarding to help get someone back doing the things they enjoy.
Want to learn more about our Physiotherapist services? Click here to find out more.