What we’ll cover

    At ME Physio, we have a range of unique services designed to assist with your independence and stay healthier, happier and stronger. This includes our Support ME programs which include Strength and Balance programs, Hydrotherapy and Clinical Strength and Conditioning. All of these services can be funded by your Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Support Program.

    These programs are tailored specifically for your needs to maintain and improve your independence. As part of our Support ME programs, your physiotherapist will complete a thorough assessment of your mobility, flexibility, strength and balance. These assessments allow our physiotherapists to tailor a program specifically designed to improve your mobility and maintain your independence.

    All our Support ME Programs are conducted by our experienced physiotherapists and are eligible under the Home Care Package (HCP) and Commonwealth Home Support Programs (CHSP). These packages and programs can be utilised to assist in the funding of your physiotherapy at ME Physio.

    Physiotherapy on your Home care packages

    What is the the difference between Home Care Packages (HCP) and Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP)?

    Both programs are government-funded home care services and applications are through the My Aged Care designed to assist older adults continue staying at home.

    The main differences between HCP and CHSP is the amount of support required and the number of services to assist in maintaining your independence. These services include things like allied health services, nursing, respite or domestic services such as personal carers or cleaners.

    CHSP is intended for older adults who may require one or two basic services. HCP are for older adults who need more services and there are different types of packages ranging from basic to higher needs.

    How do I get started with physiotherapy under a Home Care Package?

    To use your HCP at ME Physio, let our friendly Client Experience Team know when booking your initial appointment. In cases where your Case Manager contacts our clinic, the team at ME Physio will liaise and work directly with your case manager.

    Following the first 1 – 2 appointments, our physiotherapists will create a plan of your health goals that we agree are most important to work on together. We then share the agreed plan with you, your family and your HCP manager. This plan allows everyone to collaborate to assist in keeping you healthier and stronger. Your treatment plan will include what we are working on, for how long and the costs that are involved.

    Can Physiotherapy improve my mobility and balance?

    Physiotherapy has been shown to greatly improve your mobility and balance. Combining specific exercises and recommendations for you has been shown to improve your strength and balance which will improve your overall independence. Our Support ME Programs improve and maintain strength and reduce the likelihood of falls. These programs can be done one on one with your physiotherapist or in a group class. Our group classes provide a fun and social environment in a specific physio gym.

    Regardless of whether you have exercised before, it is never too late to start to improve your health and fitness.

    Are these CHSP and HCP physiotherapy services available at home?

    Our physiotherapists at ME Physio are able to provide both in-clinic and in-home services. We are currently able to offer Home Visit services under the HCP and CHSP to the following suburbs: Malvern East, Malvern, Glen Iris, Ashburton, Caulfield and Carnegie.

    To get started with physiotherapy under your Home Care Package or Commonwealth Home Supported Program, contact us today. Our Client Experience Team will be able to assist and organise your initial appointment at a convenient time for you. Book online of call us today.

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    Back to school 🔙📚

Last week we were fortunate enough to head back to uni and refresh our anatomy knowledge at @latrobeuni in the anatomy labs. 

Thank you to the Latrobe School of Physiotherapy for inviting us! Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

Whilst Melbourne’s weather had its own plans, we were still determined to keep with the theme of ‘Italian Summer’. We let our hair down to master the art of mixology 🍸🍹followed by an Italian feast. Friday morning Run Club with the team. Practicing what we preach!

Staying stronger, healthier and happier. This time last week, our team was nervously completing their final preparations for @melbmara . 

Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

Our team covered the latest treatments for back pain, financial well-being and finished off the day with salsa dancing. 

Many thanks to our guests including James Schomburgk from @the2ndvisitphysio , Financial Planners Tony Vikram & Cameron Bishop and the @salsafoundation At ME Physio, our focus is on helping you get stronger so that you can keep doing the things you love.

For Tony and Joan, healthier and stronger is being able to navigate the iconic Coast to Coast Walk in the UK! We recently had the pleasure of hosting Elise Bujor from Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy to discuss women’s health issues across the lifespan. 

Our team pride themselves on staying up to date to ensure you’re able to stay healthier, happier and stronger. Huge milestones over the past few weeks with both Tom and Jude from @delasallefc doing their first bit of running in their rehab. 

Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone.

    You Deserve to Feel Good.

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