The patients who attend Function and Form Physiotherapy and Exercise range from children to the elderly. The greater proportion of patients we see are aged 30-60, and live or work in the Lower North Shore area. Abilities and fitness vary greatly, ranging from elite to casual athletes in many sports and the sedentary office worker.
The working adult often requires Physiotherapy to address Workplace Ergonomics, Occupational Injuries, and Sports/ Activity related injuries. These patients benefit from traditional manual therapy physiotherapy treatment methods, as well as rehabilitative strength and conditioning programs. Programs are created based on access to equipment, and may include gym based or Home Exercise Programs.
CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS
The children who present for physiotherapy often require assistance with bone fractures, growth related issues or sporting injuries. Adolescents experience similar challenges, along with Postural Pain and Dysfunction associated with longer periods in study postures. Sudden growth changes also present a challenge for this age group.
Over the years, Function and Form has provided injury management and strength and conditioning for: Runners competing in the City to Surf, Half and Full Marathons, Masters Swimmers, Soccer and Tennis Players and Rowing.
Some of the most rewarding work we do is working with Retirees. We have a number of over 60's (the oldest is over 80) who access our services weekly, fortnightly or monthly seeking Wellness Programs.
These exercise programs are personalised to address underlying injuries ie. rotator cuff, degenerative/ osteoarthritic knees, postural issues, biomechanical issues, other health concerns ie. heart disease, diabetes, and combine this rehabilitation with exercise that addresses general health and fitness.
We believe this approach is the future of health and wellness for our ageing population. Being proactive, and working towards preventive measures, these patients minimize fall related injuries, weight gain (which has an abundance of negative health outcomes), lack of mobility and fitness which in turn affects the capacity to live independently.