Physiotherapy Services

Physiotherapy Services

With a deep understanding of the nature of neuromuscular conditions our Physiotherapists know how to assist our community members to manage their conditions.

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s Physiotherapy Allied Health Services


Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s specialist Physiotherapists (PT) have a deep understanding of the nature of neuromuscular conditions and, therefore, know how to assist our community members in managing their conditions.

They do this by providing symptom management, lifestyle modification advice and interventions, and prescriptions for assistive technology to improve mobility and independence. Assistive technology refers to equipment that can promote independence. 

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Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s physiotherapists provide functional assessments and then build individual programs for our community members that address current issues as well as providing advice about the future profile of the condition. 

Allied Health Services provided by our physios 

  • Physical and functional assessments including gait, balance, posture, range of movement, muscle strength, timed tests and outcome measures.
  • Advice and treatment regarding symptom management e.g. muscle stretching and light exercise programs, management of pain and fatigue, balance exercises.
  • Equipment prescription for manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, pressure relieving cushions, water wheelchairs, walkers and other assistive equipment.
  • Assessment and referral for custom-made orthotics.
  • Specialised seating assessment, recommendations and prescriptions.
  • Hydrotherapy – individual and group programs
  • Group therapy at our Nundah Client Centre for gait and balance
  • Respiratory assessment and management in the community setting
  • Training for family members and support workers in home programs, manual handling and the use of specialised equipment such as the cough assist machine in the home environment.
  • Liaison with other health care professionals, medical specialists and educational settings to provide coordinated care.

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Allied Health Assistance (AHA)

The Allied Health Assistants support the allied health team. It is our AHAs who make and confirm appointments, maintain our equipment and support the team with research into equipment and suppliers. 

Most importantly, our Allied Health Assistants work under the direction of our allied health professionals to implement their individualised programs for community members.

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Allied Health Services provided by our AHAs 

  • Individual sessions to carry out programs which have been developed by the physiotherapist or occupational therapist. For example, the Physiotherapist will create a program, demonstrate it to the Allied Health Assistant and then the Allied Health Assistant will implement that program under supervision.
  • Assists the therapists with groups e.g. hydrotherapy, life skills, land-based exercise groups and home based programs to increase independence.
  • Minor equipment adjustments under the direction of the physiotherapist and occupational therapist.

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