Physiotherapy To Your Door

Vista Healthcare provides caring home Physiotherapy services to the community.

We are a team of mobile therapists who come to you so you can access Physiotherapy in the comfort of your home or a place identified by you. This could be at the local gym, family home, park, shared home, retirement village, aged care facility or supported living accomodation.

We work with both adults and children and provide a range of Physiotherapy services to address your needs.

Our Physiotherapist can provide rehabilitation in the comfort of your home post-surgery or joint replacement, assist with improving your functional capacity such as walking, build on strength and balance, advise on mobility aids, assist with respiratory functional / rehabilitation, post-cardiac event , post-fall to improve balance and confidence, rehabilitation after a neurological event such as Stroke or if living with

We are experienced with neurological conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Depression, Autism or any other disability requiring Physiotherapy to improve functional capacity.

Our physiotherapists are available to travel to locations throughout greater. Sydney thus makes our services easily accessible.

Our Service Areas

How Our Physiotherapists Help

Strength

We prescribe bespoke programs to our patients.

Our programs are graded, meaning the patient will make quantifiable progress towards their rehab goals.

You can expect us to bring therabands, weights, exercise balls and possibly our exercise bike!

We work within our patient’s physical capacity.

Balance

We assist our patients with a number of balance exercises to maximise their stability and improve confidence.

Balance is extremely vital for any person who has had a fall or a near miss thus Physio can assist to improve this.

Balance exercises are designed to improve stability and lower risk of falls.

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Common exercises may include standing with narrow base of support, dynamic exercises in standing, obstacle walking, tandem standing and then progressively making static balance difficult, moving to dynamic balance training such as walking on uneven surface, single-leg standing, ball activities to challenge balance, closing one eye and standing tip-toed.

These exercises serve to increase proprioception, which can improve balance as well.

Lower limb strength and trunk control are important factors.

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Coordination

There are many neurological factors can affect an individual’s coordination.

We help people with fine motor skills such as:

  • Writing
  • Improve hand and mouth function
  • Navigating steps and obstacles

To improve coordination, we help patients focus on the precision of activity in order to refine motor control.

Cardiovascular Conditioning

We help people maximise their cardiovascular health.

Our therapists will focus on exercises including quick sit to stands, quick step-ups, bicycling, walking, and, eventually, more intensive walking and running.

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Cardiovascular conditioning can be beneficial for a number of heart-related conditions. For patients diagnosed with heart disease, our focus is on improving the strength of the cardiac muscle, which helps to increase stamina for daily tasks such as walking and cleaning.

We can even measure your heart rate over time.

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Function

Our focus on improving function will depend on what your current functional level is and what you want to achieve to help support everyday living.

Many times, a person will want to live independently at home and overcome barriers, such as stairs.

In this case, we would focus on lower limb strength and possibly upper limb strength to pull on a rail.

We’ll focus our efforts around the individual patient’s goal to ensure their functional needs are met.

Equipment Prescription/ Falls Prevention assessment

During our Initial Physiotherapy assessment, we will also identify any mobility aid that will improve independence or make mobilising safer such as walking stick or frame.

We will also identify any falls risk around the house and will make recommendations.

Aim of Home Physiotherapy is to ensure you can stay in the comfort of your home safely for as long as possible.

We will also make other recommendation or referral to other therapist if we identify need and will discuss this option with you. This could be referral to Occupational Therapist, Podiatrist, GP, Dietitian.

What is included in Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy initial assessment

Prior to the initial assessment, our wonderful administration team will try to gather as much information so that our Physios are well prepared for the session.

This includes a minimum of 45 minutes of consultation time, medical report reviews, relevant testing and observations and goal setting. Depending on the complexity of the case, this timeframe could be longer. Towards the end of this session, we will formulate an appropriate rehabilitation plan.

Ongoing Physiotherapy

The duration of subsequent visits will vary depending on our goals and the endurance of the patient. They generally last between 30 minutes and 1 hour.

The frequency of sessions will be discussed. For example, a patient may wish to perform weekly Physiotherapist, and also monthly hydrotherapy with us.

Exercise prescription

Vista Healthcare will provide specific exercises for the person to complete, either individually or with the support of their family/carers.

We use a great program called PhysiTrack, which is an app with exercises, sets and reps. This can be sent via SMS or email. The program will record the completion of exercises and can be seen by our Physios. This is very easy App and our therapist will be happy to help set it with you when exercises are prescribed. This can be done on a smart phone or a tablet.

Other patients prefer the exercises written down on paper, printed copy or explained verbally.

Vista Healthcare is highly motivational and we do our best to help people look forward to our sessions and stay on track.

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Meet Some of Our Physiotherapists

Robina

Robina is the senior physiotherapist and team leader. Since graduating from Adelaide in the 1990s, Robina has worked around Australia and overseas in senior and management roles, with experience expanding from acute hospital settings ( ICU, CCU, acute Cardiac and Neuro Rehab) to outpatient, Chronic Pain, musculoskeletal , Nuerological, Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Robina is a passionate Physiotherapist who drives the clinical team based on evidence based practice as well as advocates for the profession and clients.

More recently, she’s turned her focus to our elderly patients and those living with disabilities.

Alex

Alex is an enthusiastic and passionate Physiotherapist who works with elderly clients in aged care facilities and those living with disabilities in the broader community.

He’s a very client-focused individual and an empathetic and caring physiotherapist who has consistently recorded great results with all the clients he’s worked with.

Priyanka

Priyanka joined Vista Healthcare in 2014 and is one of our senior Physiotherapists. She is an extremely caring, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable physiotherapist who has a specialized interest in elderly clients and women’s health.

Priyanka completed post-graduate courses in Physiotherapy and has a background in neurological Physiotherapy as well.

FAQ

  • What's the frequency of at-home Physiotherapy?

    The frequency of Physiotherapy home visits will depend on the patient’s needs, goals and preferences.

    For example, in acute postoperative care, we would typically schedule 2x sessions per week for 6-8 weeks and then adjust to weekly sessions or once a fortnight depending on requirements and treatment goals.

    The recommendations will be communicated to the patient and we would request consent before proceeding.

  • What is the patient experience like?

    Once the patient contacts us for an initial appointment, we’ll note their requirements and needs and let them know who the next available Physiotherapist is.

    We understand individuals may have preferences based on gender, religion, spoken language, the best time to visit, etc. If a patient expresses a preference or a choice of therapist, we will try our best to accommodate.

    Depending on their physical needs, patients may also prefer to have physiotherapists visit only when care staff is present. If that’s the case, we’ll work to find an appropriate window when it would be best for us to visit. We’re also happy to work with family members as needed to coordinate schedules as well.

    Our team is also available to provide services at alternative locations outside the home such as hydrotherapy centres, aged care facilities, and other places throughout the community where the patient feels comfortable receiving care.

    Our Physiotherapists will uphold our values of Compassion and Care at all time.

  • Will Vista Healthcare perform a COVID-19 check before entering my home?

    Yes, we take a number of COVID precautions to ensure a safe environment for everyone.

    Before a therapist visits the home, we’ll inform patients about their vaccination status. A COVID screening test will also need to be completed before each visit. A member of our team will send a screening that needs to be completed by the patient and/or the guardian or carer.

    When the therapist gets to the door, they will do a screening test with the patient and anyone else in the home to ensure that everyone’s free of any sort of symptoms and the session can be conducted safely.

  • Am I locked into any services?

    No, not at all. You can discontinue services at any time for any reason.

  • How can I find out how much physiotherapy is going to cost?

    During your initial contact, our administrative team can inform you of the costs for our services, from an initial consultation and any variable pathways.