Physiotherapy for Healthy Aging
Improve joint and muscle pain and move better.
Our Physiotherapists will work on a tailored treatment plan that will help rehabilitate and prevent joint and muscle injuries.
Our Physiotherapist can help you to improve:
- pain and stiffness in joints and muscles
- back and neck pain
- recovering after surgery or injury
- mobility and walking
- balance and preventing falls
- understanding your condition.
Our Physiotherapist can give help and advice on:
- walking aids and equipment
- exercises to improve your balance and prevent falls
- exercises to improve strength and reduce pain.
Our services are:
- low cost or free
- available in languages other than English.
You can access Healthy Aging Hub services if you are:
- aged 65 years & over
- aged 50 years & over and identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
- aged 50 years & over and are homeless or at risk of homelessness
How to access Healthy Aging Hub services
We recommend you book an appointment with your GP and ask for a referral for one of the Healthy Aging Hub services at North Richmond Community Health. North Richmond Community Health have experienced, highly skilled male and female general practitioners that can provide referrals.Please make an appointment by calling (03) 9418 9800 or book online at nrch.com.au/services/doctors
What about My Aged Care?
My Aged Care is a Government organisation that can help you to find information about aged care services and what you need to do to receive them. You can receive a referral from My Aged Care by calling the Contact Centre on 1800 200 422. Make sure you tell the My Aged Care Contact Centre that you would like to receive allied health and therapy services at North Richmond Community Health. For more advice on how to get a referral, call our Healthy Aging Hub
Telephone and on-site interpreters can be arranged in any language at no cost to you.
North Richmond Community Health’s Occupational Therapist service is supported by the Victorian Government.
If you’re a client
If you have a query about our physiotherapy service for healthy aging:
If you’re a health practitioner
(03) 9418 9965
Send referral letter from your clinician to Intake at:
North Richmond Community Health 23 Lennox St Richmond, VIC 3121
Clare trained as a Physiotherapist in England. She holds a Bachelor degree (honours) in Physiotherapy and a Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne. Claire worked in the hospital system in England before moving to Melbourne Australia in 1997. She has worked in community health for more than 17 years.
Claire works with people to help them manage their health conditions themselves through exercise and education. Her aim is to give people the ability to remain independent in their home and their community. Claire has a particular interest in falls prevention, balance and mobility, and pain management.