Our day therapy offers a wide range of effective programs, services and treatments to help people change their life, for the better.
As part of our commitment to providing for the needs of the community, Royal Freemasons Day Therapy offers therapy, rehabilitation and allied health services to elderly Victorians. Based at our Coppin Centre, the focus of the day therapy is on restoring independence and improving the general health and well being of clients in a setting that is stimulating, supportive, challenging and fun.
Following an injury, stay in hospital, or exacerbation of an existing condition, it is important to receive the right rehabilitation to ensure a speedy recovery. Before entry to the program, day therapy assesses each client and develops a treatment program according to his or her individual needs. We offer a comprehensive core service of programs from mobility sessions to falls and balance interventions, physiotherapy to podiatry, all designed to improve quality of life and promote confidence and self esteem. Other benefits of the service include, promoting access to the local community, improving pain management and decreasing the risk of falls.
The short term programs run for three to four months, after which a review of the client's progress will determine if the client is to be discharged, receives further treatment or joins specialised group sessions at Day Therapy, which support an on-going health and fitness regime.
The philosophy of day therapy is to keep the programs engaging and interesting. As well as the high level of core services (including mobility, endurance and strengthening regimes), we also offer a number of new and innovative initiatives. One such program is 'Conductorcise' where clients are encouraged to perform rhythmic movements to music - improving coordination, balance and timing. This can be done in either a sitting or standing position.
We also offer 'Physio Chi' to decrease falls risks and improve balance while providing clients with another treatment philosophy. Day therapy also includes dance and movement classes catering to all levels of ability. There are also more competitive group sessions such as chair soccer, volleyball, tennis and cricket. These programs are an excellent way of promoting cognitive stimulation and are thoroughly enjoyed by all participants.
As well as the benefits of therapy and rehabilitation, the centre also provides the opportunity for much needed social interaction. The clients enjoy spending time with others their own age and many strong friendships are formed.
As with all of Royal Freemasons' facilities and services, day therapy is operated by a team of highly skilled, professional staff. There is always a dynamic mix of vibrant, enthusiastic staff ranging from new graduates to those with many years of experience in aged care, delivering this specialist treatment.