If you have ever considered working for a mobile physiotherapy company but are unsure of what it entails, this article is for you! I’ll take you through the elements that make up a standard day.
How a physio’s standard day starts
I won’t bore you with morning routines and rituals so we will rejoin the ride along in the car on the way to patient number one. Now, if you are an adventurous coffee drinker and by that I mean, not so much of a snob that you must have your exact order from the exact same place at the same time every morning, then going to different places every morning allows for you to try coffee from all over Melbourne.
Meeting with patients where they are
Is your patient struggling lifting a specific box, reaching a washing line, transferring out of bed? Great, you can see the exact problem and work towards achieving that goal directly.
Another very important benefit of going to people’s homes, and this may be the most important, is pet pats!
Once I leave the patient’s house, I get my notes done ASAP. I’ll then pop on the podcast, find where I’m off to next and start the process again. Most of my patients are long term patients. This gives you a chance for some serious rapport building as you really become part of their lives.
Benefits of a Home Physio Melbourne Physiotherapist
For me the biggest reason why I love physiotherapy is that I get a chance to meet people and help them, wherever they are in life, but from that you get to learn about them, their life, their story. Being in their home just enhances that side of physio.
The nature of the service dictates that the patient load and the variety of cases is large. I may go from a post-surgical repair of a humerus, to a post-stroke patient learning to walk, to a back pain and then to an elderly lady’s home who had a fall recently and wants to get back into exercise. I see (1)NDIS patients, (2)TAC patients and of course (3)private patients.
- Seeing this wide span of patients has improved my skills as a physio, and it keeps you on your toes, but importantly it keeps the day interesting.
- No two days are the same, clinically or even necessarily where I end up!
- I have lunch in a different park or if you’re that way inclined from a different restaurant/café every day.
- I see different parts of Melbourne, I have small breaks at the beach, or sitting in a tree doing notes.
It truly is a free, liberating side of the job.
Capping the day off
I guess I got side tracked in terms of giving you an actual time-tabled ‘day in the life of’ but as each one is different, I hope you get the idea of what a normal day involves.
The job is a fantastic place to grow as a physiotherapist if you are quite self-driven and enjoy the idea of being more relaxed, and on the move more than being in your treatment room for days on end.
We are Home Physio Melbourne
We still offer home visits for those patients who require it, so if you or someone you know needs physio but doesn’t want to go to a clinic, please don’t hesitate to reach out!
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