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Life with Parkinson’s: how physiotherapy can help

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive disorder that affects nerve cells in the brain that responsible for body movement. When working with PD clients, The Physio Co team members (TPCers) focus on helping to reduce the symptoms caused by PD to enable a quality of life that helps to keep seniors safe, happy and mobile [...]

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What seniors can expect after a full hip replacement

Maria is one of the clients we've been able to meet and work with at The Physio Co (TPC). Maria needed a full hip replacement operation to help improve the pain she'd been having for years in her hip, leg and knee - all on the left side.  Maria had been preparing for her operation [...]

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Body and mind: how physiotherapy can help seniors with dementia

As defined by Dementia Australia, dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain – thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. At The Physio Co (TPC), our most effective treatment comes in the form of functional, multi-activity exercises that reflect a person’s lifestyle, passions and hobbies. It is [...]

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What seniors can expect after a full knee replacement

A full knee replacement is a big operation, but it’s not as scary as people sometimes think. It’s almost bread and butter for surgeons and physiotherapists, so it’s important to feel comfortable with professionals who are well-versed in the latest research and developments. While the majority of full knee replacement patients enjoy a positive outcome, [...]

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How to prepare for a full hip replacement operation

Gone are the days of a hip replacement only lasting ten years, with technology advancing at the pace it is, they will be growing new legs by the time we need repeat surgery! Nevertheless, for those who have decided upon a hip replacement, it is imperative to get stuck into what we call ‘pre-habilitation’ as [...]

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How to prepare for a full knee replacement operation

Osteoarthritis (OA) can be really painful. It’s also restrictive, tiring and frustrating. If you have OA in one or both of your knees, the time will potentially come when enough is enough and a full knee replacement is the best solution. But simply turning up for the operation doesn’t guarantee a pain-free outcome. In our [...]

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How long does it take for aged care physio to work?

Disclaimer: Every condition is different. OK, disclaimer out of the way, we can give you a real answer. If you work through a personalised program with The Physio Co (TPC), you should generally see some improvement around the two-week mark. Thanks to the continual regeneration of body tissue, some of your muscles are younger than you [...]

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Five ways to get the best results from physiotherapy

When I was at school, I was never good at homework. I am sure I was not the only one. But it turns out they were trying to teach me something useful! Perhaps I wasn’t invested enough, or I couldn’t clearly see the end goal. But today, I can see how important it is for [...]

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Staying healthier at home for longer

Most people, as they get older, like to stay living in their own home for as long as possible.  We get that at The Physio Co (TPC). We how have Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists doing home visits to help people stay home - and happy - for longer. Life at home, especially if you live [...]

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Four keys to increased mobility for a happier and longer life

We don’t have all the answers at The Physio Co (TPC) but we know a thing or two about staying mobile and how it makes for a happier and longer life. We met a woman called Helen a short while ago. Helen had moved into a nursing home following a stroke and was close to [...]

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How to get the most out of a short-term respite stay in aged care

Complacency is not our thing at The Physio Co (TPC). We like to always search for new ways to keep our senior clients as mobile, safe and happy for as they can be for as long as possible. We once spent five months working with a client, John, to help him regain his strength, balance [...]

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Helping older people stay mobile, safe and happy – the fun way!

At The Physio Co (TPC), we believe older people can stay mobile, safe and happy for as long as possible. It's something we’re really serious about. Indeed, it's what drives us, it's our reason for being. At the same time, we love to smile and have some fun as we go about it.  A strong [...]

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How to ensure your parents retain their independence as they get older

Getting older is not easy, but it can be smoother than you might think. If one of your parents is getting older, say in their 70s, 80s, 90s or even approaching 100 years old, you’ll understand that their mobility, safety and happiness is critical to the quality of their life. Nobody enjoys being less independent [...]

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Making the Most of Your Health Insurance with Physiotherapy

Preventative health is one of the most important steps you can take to living a richer and fuller life for longer. The price of preventative health approaches such as physiotherapy is often a major barrier. However, the price of physiotherapy might not be as much as you thought.    What people don’t realise is that [...]

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Adults with arthritis need just 45 minutes of activity per week

Adults who suffer from arthritis should engage in exercise or physiotherapy as part of a daily routine to stay independent, researchers say. A Northwestern University study has found that completing 45 minutes of moderate exercise or physiotherapy sessions per week can prevent premature death and serious illness. Researchers based at Northwestern University in the US [...]

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Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance

A lot of people aren’t aware that they’re entitled to far more out of their health insurance plan than they think. Most health insurance plans in Australia include physiotherapy packages, meaning that you could be missing out on working with a top physio with your health insurer contributing to the cost. By working with a [...]

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Physio Treatment: So Much More Than You Think!

A physiotherapist is an important member of the healthcare industry, but not everyone understands exactly what it is that we do. Simply put, physiotherapy helps treat things like pain, strains and sprains, rehabilitation after surgery, and more ongoing conditions like arthritis and diabetes.  We typically use exercise, massage, mobilisation and education to get you feeling [...]

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Treating Headaches without Drugs

It’s not at all uncommon to see people treating headaches and other chronic pains with drugs, but this isn’t always the best approach. Using anti-inflammatory drugs and paracetamol can potentially lead to other health issues in the long-run such as stomach problems and drug dependence. Furthermore, tackling the problem with drugs only deals with the [...]

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Relax and Breathe

Breathing is something that we tend not to think too much about, but the reality is that correct breathing techniques can do wonders for your physical health. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, it’s important that we all take preventative health measures to make sure that we stay fit and strong for longer, rather than [...]

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The Benefits of Walking

We have an unfortunate culture, particularly in Australia, of waiting until there’s a problem with our bodies before actually taking the initiative and doing something about our health. In these instances, we tend to treat the symptoms of the problem rather than the root cause. When we do this, we’re inviting recurring problems and regular [...]

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

As we age, our balance and mobility decreases, and the risk of falls or injury increases. So for many people, trying to decide whether they are still able to continue safely living in their home can be difficult, and the answer depends on the many variables of each individual situation. If you’re noticing that you’re [...]

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Preventative Health: What Are the Benefits for an Ageing Population?

Preventative health is a term that’s thrown around a lot, but the truth is that few people are truly aware of its importance. By following the right path with preventative health, and engaging with the right professionals, you can enjoy the best things in life for longer, without always being concerned by deteriorating health. The [...]

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