Community and Allied Services
Euroa Health understands that it is very important for people to be able to remain in their own home as long as possible and Euroa Health’s Community & Allied Health Services does exactly that by offering a full range of services available to our local community, including NDIS clients and those on a rehabilitation journey.
Euroa Health can also support you if you are recovering from an acute illness or on a short-term or long term basis, these services can include:
- Home Care
- Light home maintenance
- Exercise Physiology
- Occupational Therapy
- Social or recreational support
Our programs through Euroa Health Inc promote each client’s opportunity to maximise their capacity and quality of life through:
- being client-centred and providing opportunities for each client to be actively involved in addressing their goals
- focusing on retaining or regaining each client’s functional and psychosocial independence
- building on the strengths, capacity and goals of individuals
- provide services tailored to the unique circumstances and cultural preference of each client, their family and carers
AEPs are university qualified allied health professionals (4 years) equipped with the knowledge, skills, and competencies to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. Exercise Physiologists can assist with conditions/illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, neurological conditions, injuries, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, cancers, respiratory diseases and mental health.
Occupational therapists are qualified health professionals who work with people of all ages and abilities to do the things they need and want to in all aspects of life, such as taking care of oneself and others, working, volunteering, and participating in hobbies, interests and social events. Occupational therapists call these things “occupations”. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the occupations of everyday life.
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what occupations are important to you, any current issues you may have in doing them, and understanding your goals. Occupational therapists will then work on any or all of the following to ensure you can participate in the occupations you need and want to do – enhancing your own personal life skills, adjusting the environment you do your occupations in, and adjusting the occupation itself.
The body changes as part of the ageing process and Physiotherapy can help reduce the impact of these changes and if you are experiencing issues with pain or movement.
The goal of Physiotherapy is to help increase your mobility, flexibility, balance, strength, reduce your pain and improve your quality of life.
What does a Physiotherapist do?
Our Physiotherapist will assess your problem areas identified firstly through discussion with you and then by physically assessing you. They will then treat you as appropriate for your condition using a variety of techniques.
Warm Water Exercise
Warm water exercise is gentle and progressive exercise performed in the water and sessions are led by an Exercise Physiologist or a Volunteer trained by the Arthritis Foundation.
You will have an assessment with the Exercise Physiologist before starting the program to determine appropriate warm water exercises for your health and conditions. In the water you can work at your own pace to gradually improve joint mobility, muscle strength, general health and fitness.