THE NDIS – WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED
Physiotherapy and exercise physiology services are available under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). If your plan is agency, or NDIS managed, you must receive your physiotherapy services through a registered provider. If your NDIS plan is self-managed or plan-managed you can choose any qualified physiotherapist you wish to provide your services including Move Better for Life.
Our physiotherapists are able to assess and provide ongoing treatment for people with joint and muscle pain stiffness; muscle and joint injuries; falls and balance problems, generalised muscle weakness and reconditioning following an illness; post-operative recovery; chest and lung problems; and walking and mobility difficulties.
Exercise physiologists assist people through exercise to improve their physical wellbeing, as well as assist with the management of medical conditions such as obesity, arthritis, diabetes, cancer. They can also help in the management and treatment of acute and chronic back pain through strength, mobility and stability-based exercise.
We can assist our clients at our clinic, in the comfort of their own home or residential facility, partnering with you to provide individualised therapy programs to help you minimise your risk such as falls prevention, improve balance, manage or reduce your chronic pain, build your strength and maintain or improve your mobility.
We partner with you through the treatment process and focus on developing self-management techniques that reflect your lifestyle, so you can move better for life.
DID YOU KNOW?
Regular exercise is estimated to reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes, dementia, depression, and heart disease and other common serious conditions by at least 30%.
Yet population surveys in western countries such as the USA, Australia, and Canada, indicate that ~50% or less of the adult population (18 years and over) achieve 150 minutes of aerobic exercise a week: this percentage is even less with increased age and especially for women.
Does exercise boost your immune system? Or conversely, does an intense exercise session decrease your immunity?
What does the research say? We asked Dr Sandra Hunter, the Director of the Neuromuscular Physiology of Human Movement Laboratory, a Director of the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, Chair of the Covid-19 Research Initiative steering committee and co-founder of MyAge.Fit to answer just this question. You can read the full blog by Dr Hunter here.
My AgeFit provides age-appropriate advice based on clinical evidence and significant research tailored to suit your lifestyle. If this is you or somone you love you might like to check out these blogs:
Exercise is medicine
The benefits of exercise
Keeping up the healthy habit. Understanding the benefits of exercise.
What are the consequences of inactivity? …increased risk of death! Ouch…get off the couch!
COULD A WELLNESS CLASS BE RIGHT FOR YOU?
- Living with Parkinsons’ on Tuesday mornings at 10 am
- Better Balance is being held on Monday and Thursday mornings – 2 consecutive classes 10.00 am and 10.45 am each morning to limit numbers in each class for social distancing
- Hipster Hip and Knee Class on Wednesday at 1.00 pm
- Body Reformer Pilates will be offered on Monday at 4.30 pm and Thursday at 5.00 pm and Friday at 8.30 am
- Active Oaks is back at Oaktree Retirement Village Armidale on Tuesday at 1 pm
- Better Balance is on Monday at 10.30 am
- Living with Parkinsons’ on Tuesday morning at 10.00 am
- Strength for Life (Men’s Group) is on Wednesday at 10 am
- Strength for Life (50’s and over) at Active Fitness is on Fridays from 10 am
- Women’s Exercise Group on Thursday at 3.00 pm
ALICIA SEERY, PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), UoN
Originally from the north-west, Alicia has lived in Tamworth since 2016. An experienced physiotherapist she completed her studies at the University of Newcastle before moving to Tamworth. Alicia has previously worked in private practice and has a keen interest in treating patients with neurological conditions, and uses dry needling as one of her treatment options. She is passionate about providing a quality service to rural communities.
Alicia enjoys competing in horse riding events on the weekend.
NAOMI MCGREGOR, RECEPTIONIST
Naomi or Naz was born and bred in Tamworth, Naz has over 20 years’ experience in Customer service and retail sectors. Previously Naz has both owned and managed two businesses that were internationally recognised in their fields. Naz loves providing a holistic approach to customer service and believes that going above and beyond for her clients is part of the success of any business. Naz is currently studying her Certificate 4 in Peer Support Mental Health.
When she is not working, Naz is playing/umpiring netball and spending time with her family.
Don’t hesitate to come and see us. We are here to help. Book online today, or give us a call.
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Our practices offer physiotherapy treatment, exercise physiology and a range of wellness classes. And we can look after you both in practice and via a telehealth consult. We look forward to seeing you!
Caring for our clients, staff and our community remains our highest priority. Move Better for Life is adhering to strict COVID-safe practices please view our video below for more.
A REQUEST OF OUR VALUED CLIENTS
We often have people waiting for appointments with acute injuries. Recently we have had a large number of ‘no shows’ or cancellations on the day of the appointment. We understand that life happens and you may need to reschedule or cancel but we ask that you let us know as soon as possible so we can give the opportunity for treatment to a patient on our waitlist.
Our cancellation policy is 24hrs notice so please call 02 6772 1962 if you need to cancel. If you call outside business hours it will go to a monitored voicemail system.
OPPORTUNITY AT OUR ARMIDALE CLINIC
We are going through significant growth and are looking for two physiotherapists who want a high-quality experience at our Armidale clinic- one being a senior physiotherapist.
Move Better for Life is a growing practice with a vibrant and inclusive team with a commitment to ongoing professional development, offering a mentorship program for new or recent grads, and fortnightly in house professional development sessions.
The New England offers all the amenities of the city, affordable housing, great shopping, quality educational facilities and vibrant entertainment options, offering its residents a great regional lifestyle.
Help us find our new team members by sharing this newsletter far and wide! Find out more by contacting us via email.
ARMIDALE PRACTICE HOURS
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5:00pm
WHERE TO FIND US
210a Rusden Street
Armidale NSW 2350
02 6772 1962
TAMWORTH PRACTICE HOURS
Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 5:00pm
WHERE TO FIND US
103 Peel Street
North Tamworth NSW 2350
02 5733 4228