Alwyndor provides an extensive range of Healthy Living Services to help you stay strong, active and independent. You can access our services as a private client (and claim relevant rebates through your private health fund), or register with My Aged Care via myagedcare.gov.au or on 1800 200 422 to access government subsidies through the Commonwealth Home Support Program (eligibility conditions apply).
Services are provided in our beautiful centre in seaside Hove (just minutes from Brighton and Glenelg) where you can enjoy a coffee in our cafe while you're here. Home visits may be arranged if you are unable to attend the centre.
Our range of services includes:
Physiotherapy – We offer clinic-based assessment and treatment and can arrange home visits if you are unable to attend the clinic. We work to assist you with reducing your pain, self-managing your condition and regaining and/or maintaining your functional independence. Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists also offer restorative massage.
Occupational Therapy - Our occupational therapists can assist you with managing your daily living activities. This includes developing strategies for managing functional decline, assessing your home and prescribing helpful equipment and aids. Our OTs can assist with strategies for maintaining a healthy mind, coping with memory loss and supporting carers. Scooter assessment, selection and training can also be provided.
Podiatry – We provide routine foot and nail care to prevent problems, and we diagnose and treat medical conditions in the feet and lower limbs. We specialise in diagnosing common skin and nail pathologies, as this plays an important role in maintaining your mobility. And if you have diabetes or vascular problems, or face other risks, we can help with ongoing monitoring of your foot health.
Speech Therapy – Speech pathology involves managing problems in communication and/or swallowing, which may arise as a result of a stroke or other neurological conditions (such as Parkinson’s disease and dementia). Communication treatment may include activities to assist with improving reading, writing, speaking and understanding others. Speech pathologists can also assess swallowing and develop strategies for safe swallowing and advise on appropriate food selections. A TALKBACK GROUP runs during the year to provide opportunities for people with chronic aphasia as a result of a stroke to enjoy conversation with others.
Focus on Restorative and Wellness Program – We have a range of Therapist- and/or Therapy Assistant-led group sessions with a therapeutic emphasis. If you are an older person who wants to stay fit and active, or needs help with improving balance, strength or bone density or to regain confidence and independence after a setback, then you may benefit from this service. Our qualified and experienced physiotherapists will asses your individual needs and help you set goals and design a plan. People who participate in our groups often gather afterwards in our sunny Dorothy's Cafe for a coffee and chat. Our group classes include:
- Upright for Life and Strong & Steady (Balance training)
- Light Weights (Strength training)
- Circuit Group
- High Intensity Interval Training
- Chi Ball
- Gymnasium (includes gym circuit group and individually tailored gym programs)
- Core Fit
Our specialised services include:
- Multiple Sclerosis exercise group (Non-CHSP and NDIS clients welcome)
- Memory Support – Occupational Therapist/Therapy Assistant
- Healthy Mind Group - Occupational therapist
- Men’s Group – Occupational Therapist
- Women’s Group – Occupational Therapist
Day therapy centre features
Additional details: Includes programs to enhance strength, balance & endurance, stress & chronic pain management; we cater to all activity levels