Bringing physio to community clients
Matthew is a physiotherapist with 26 years of experience. He has been working in the community for Carefor the past 3 years. A typical day for him starts with reviewing paperwork before he hits the road making sure he is ready to see his clients. “With home care, you can be dealing with just about anything,” says Matthew “we are seeing people that are unable to get out of their home for the most part.”
Once Matthew arrives at the home for an initial physio visit, he will assess the individual and their needs along with their environment and any existing equipment. Upon assessment “if it goes really well we might actually prescribe some exercise or some kind of pain management strategies as well,” says Matthew.
The progress of a client is then measured in follow up visits. These follow up visits allow Matthew to see how far the client has come and gives him the chance to adjust exercises for continual improvement. “My job is to help the person help themselves.”