9.4d Physiotherapy interventions:

Participation in regular community physical activities

Physical activity may take on various forms when an individual has transitioned into the community.

Individuals may have specific ongoing rehabilitation needs that are met through an individualised exercise programme as established by the treating physiotherapist. However, it is also important to engage in other recreation and leisure activities which may offer physical benefits. This may include:

  • Leisure-centres/Gym programmes
  • Dance classes
  • Thai Chi groups
  • Sporting groups
  • Other exercise programmes which the individual is interested in.

Community based groups can provide a support network for the individual and add to the regular routine of activities necessary to structure a day. For more information on what is available in your area, contact your Local Council, Local Disability Services or the Department of Sport and Recreation.