Physio Program

Find out how to stay at home, in your community longer.

Improving balance, preventing falls.

Caregiver walks with elderly woman using walker - MiCare Physio for Seniors

Falls are a leading cause of injury for people over 65, and the recovery is often long and painful.

By improving your strength, flexibility, balance, and reaction time, you can significantly reduce your risk of having a fall.

Research has shown that even in their 90's, people can avoid falls by participating in an evidence-based Falls & Balance Physio program.

Our tailored program offers an effective and affordable way to increase your strength, balance and stability so you can live safely at home.

Learn more about our Strength & Balance Program below, or call us on 1300 064 064.

What's included in our Seniors' Physio Program?

Physiotherapists assists Home Care client with hand weights - MiCare Physio for Seniors
  • Sessions in the comfort of your own home over a 10-week period
  • Incorporate the program in your Home Care Package or pay privately
  • Assessment and activity plan tailored to your needs
  • Ongoing guidance & support from your Physiotherapist and Carer
  • Regular home visits to see how you're going
  • Access to online tools and resources, including a progress tracker
  • Most exercises can be done with common household items
  • Equipment (such as weights) can be purchased or covered by your Home Care Package
  • Communication with your other health professionals as needed
  • Personal alarm and falls detector supply and monitoring if required

Do you need better strength & balance?

Do you have poor balance? Call us on 1300 064 064 for a friendly chat.

Am I at risk of falling over?

People commonly experience physical changes during their senior years which reduce their strength and balance.

You may be at increased risk of falling over if you are over 65 years of age and have:

  • Balance issues
  • Weakened muscles
  • Sore or stiffened joints
  • Changes to your vision or hearing
  • Loss of feeling
  • Pain, illness, or injury
  • Low fitness level

Why is it important for me to avoid falling over?

Falls are a leading cause of injury in people over the age of 65, and the recovery after a fall can be very difficult.

Major traumas including hip fractures, head injuries and disabilities are frequently linked to falls in senior people. These traumas can require long hospital stays, cause ongoing pain and suffering, and trigger a decline in general wellbeing.

As you grow older, it is vital to take action to avoid falling over so you can maintain your health, safety and independence.

By participating in Falls Prevention programs such as our Strength & Balance Program, you can reduce your risk of falling over, and improve your quality of life.

Aren't falls inevitable once you reach a certain age?

No, falls are not inevitable in older people.

By improving their strength and balance, many older people can prevent falls entirely. In addition, those who do experience a fall can greatly reduce the severity of their injuries.

Our Strength & Balance Program is designed to enable you to take control of your own situation.

How can I reduce my risk of falling over at home?

One of the most effective things you can do to lower your risk of falling over is to improve your physical condition.

Our Strength & Balance Program is tailored to your individual needs and builds your strength, coordination, balance, and flexibility, greatly reducing your chances of having a fall.

Depending on your situation, there may be extra measures you can put in place to help improve your safety, such as:

  • Installing support rails in the bathroom and near stairs

  • Repairing uneven flooring, if it may cause you to trip

  • Installing brighter lighting in dimly lit areas

  • Removing clutter

  • Obtaining a personal alarm

For some people, these interventions are covered by our government-funded programs. To determine whether you may be eligible, speak to one of our friendly Care Managers on 1300 064 064

I have fallen over at home. What should I do?

If you have fallen over, you should call triple zero (000) or your local doctor for help, or use your personal alarm.

Benefits of Physio for Seniors

MiCare staff with elderly client - Benefits of Physio for Seniors
  • Reduced risk and incidence of falls
  • Reduced severity of injuries, if falls occur
  • Increased mobility and flexibility
  • Reduced pain and stiffness
  • Delayed the need for walking aids
  • Reduced the need for falls monitoring
  • Greater confidence in moving around the home and garden, and lowered stress levels
  • Remained living at home and avoided going into a residential care facility

Ask About Our Falls & Balance Physio Program