How can Physiotherapy help your mobility?
What is a mobility problem?
Mobility problems can occur at whatever age or ability you are; ranging from babies to athletes and to the elderly. Mobility is the ability to move – this can be running, walking, navigating a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or walkers. Your mobility may have deteriorated to some degree due an injury, accident, operation or a disease.
How can physio help with mobility problems?
Here at Hoppers Physio, our Physiotherapists aim to get you moving as safely, efficiently and confidently as possible. We will use a variety of techniques and walking aids to get you moving again.
The aim is to help you regain your independence, strength and move as quickly and with as little aid as possible.
- First the physio will assess your movement and will be able to tell whether some of your muscles are weak, tight or not working as well as they should
- They will give you strengthening, flexibility and balancing exercises for the muscles and teach you the right pattern of moving again
- If the physio feels you could benefit from a walking aid they can help order the right one and teach you how to use it – walking aids can help at times to prevent compensation pains or limps
- They will go with you outside and practice outside terrains and steps
- How you walk is known as ‘Gait’ – the physio will help you correct your gait
- They will also look at preventing future injury and falls.
Should you be concerned about how you’re moving and walking, contact our team of experienced Physiotherapists in Hoppers Crossing on 03 9749 5110 so we can help get you going again.