Active Edge Physio

Neurological Physiotherapy

At Active Edge Physio Melbourne we provide specialised neurological physiotherapy, focussing on the recovery of movement after injury to the central nervous and neuromuscular systems. We pride ourselves on our highly qualified staff who have a unique depth of knowledge, expertise and passion for helping people achieve their goals. Our expert physiotherapists are trained to thoroughly assess all of a person’s impairments and how they interact in every facet of their life. This means we are able to consistently create specific, individualised treatments that optimise neuroplasticity and result in meaningful recovery of mobility and function.

Respiratory Physiotherapy

At Active Edge Physio Melbourne, we are uniquely qualified to manage acute respiratory dysfunction. Pneumonia and respiratory insufficiency is common in people with neuromuscular disorders such as spinal cord injury, Guillain barre syndrome, motor neurone disease, myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, multi system atrophy and myositis. People with these conditions may find it difficult to take a deep breath and cough effectively.

Minimising and preventing pneumonia is important to live your life to the fullest and to stay out of hospital. We are highly skilled in reversing lung collapse and clearing sputum in complex scenarios where taking a deep breath and coughing is challenging. We are able to work with clients and their carers to optimise lung function, either through set up of a maintenance program or an active physiotherapy regime to help with rapid recovery from a chest infection.

We have many years of experience working in acute hospital and critical care settings, routinely using and prescribing volume restoration devices such as the Philips Respironics CoughAssist, Taleb Medical Nippy clearway, AirLiquide Alpha 300, non-invasive and invasive ventilation. We are also highly competent in suctioning and tracheostomy management.

Our physiotherapists have identified a need for greater physiotherapy support for lung health in the community and are excited to provide this unique respiratory service.

If you are requiring this service, we may be able to travel out of our listed areas to visit you. Please contact us for further information.

Wheelchairs and Seating

At Active Edge Physio Melbourne we can help navigate the many different wheelchair options, simplifying the process and narrowing down what is best for your needs. We are skilled in prescribing and modifying manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, cushions, back supports and seating systems. We are also able to assist with report writing to obtain funding for your equipment. At home and online consults are available, which include:
  • Full assessment of your posture and functional ability
  • Equipment trials
  • Application for funding
  • Review of equipment once it arrives to ensure it meets your needs and expectations If you currently have a pressure injury or are recovering from a pressure injury, our skilled physiotherapists can work with you to:
  • Identify the cause
  • Work alongside your primary care team to guide when it is safe to begin sitting up or out of bed
  • Optimise your posture
  • Prescribe appropriate equipment
  • Risk minimisation strategies