Congress physiotherapists can help older people and people with a disability with their movement.
Physiotherapists also see people who are at risk of falls, have conditions that affect the brain or nerves (neurological conditions), those with breathing issues, or chronic health conditions like renal disease needing dialysis.
Physiotherapists can help you manage injury, impairment or illness that affects how your body moves or your breathing. This is most often through movement and exercise and supporting family and carers.
Aboriginal people who are 50 years or older may be able to see a physiotherapist through the Commonwealth Government’s My Aged Care Commonwealth Home Support Programme.
Physiotherapists can see eligible clients at a Congress clinic or at home.
Congress runs weekly group exercise classes as part of this program with occupational therapists.
People with a disability can see a physiotherapist if they have in included it in their NDIS plan. Through this, you may get help to access important activities such as team local community classes or gym programs to increase social participation, physical health and wellbeing.
For more information
Call 1800 142 900 or talk to your doctor, care coordinator or NDIS case worker.