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How is technology improving the health of seniors?

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Sep 2016

How is technology improving the health of seniors?

Like other sectors aged care is seeing the positive impact of emerging technology. Whilst the Aged care sector in Australia is dealing with financial sustainability; the use of innovative and emerging technology is playing a major role in providing the highest quality of care.. There is increased utilization of Health Information Technology such as electronic medical records, cloud-based medical records and integrated health database has...

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Do I need a walking stick?

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Aug 2016

Do I need a walking stick?

The riddle of the Sphinx says human beings walked first on four legs, then on two, and finally on three- the third leg being the walking stick that props up the elderly. It is not uncommon to see the elderly population sporting various assistive walking devices to help maintain their mobility, independence and autonomy. However, with studies reporting many people obtain their walking aids from...

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Pilates for seniors with an aged care physio

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Aug 2016

Pilates for seniors with an aged care physio

Do you or a family member suffer from ongoing, persistent pain such as back or hip pain?  Has this pain been ongoing for the last 5 years or longer? Perhaps, not suitable to undergo surgery? Well Pilates could be the treatment to get rid of that terrible lingering pain! What to expect? A physiotherapist trained in Pilates will assess your problem area by asking some...

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Safe Footwear for Seniors

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Aug 2016

Safe Footwear for Seniors

As an aged care physiotherapist, we often come across a question about what’s the best shoe for my mum or dad? Well, I would like to touch base on few points as to what to look for while getting a new footwear for the elderly. Because many elderly people wear sub-optimal shoes, a good footwear reduces the falls risk in elderly people significantly. As an...

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How should seniors manage arthritis?

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May 2016

How should seniors manage arthritis?

There are many things you can do to manage your arthritis, including: Stay active – physical activity is the key to maintaining muscle strength, joint flexibility and managing your pain . Walking is an ideal exercise, it burns calories, strengthen muscles and builds denser bones. A physiotherapist can help design an individual program for you and show you how to use walking aids such as...

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A daily exercise routine for seniors

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Feb 2016

A daily exercise routine for seniors

  Is it safe for most adults older than 65 years of age to engage in daily physical activity? The answer is absolutely yes. Older people can obtain significant health benefits with daily physical activity. According to the international guidelines, all healthy seniors are recommended to undertake >30 minutes of daily physical activity in order to enhance physical fitness and to maintain overall health or...

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Staying on my feet! Tips for Maintaining Balance in Seniors

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Nov 2015

Staying on my feet! Tips for Maintaining Balance in Seniors

Balance is a highly complex and multi-factorial skill, where the body’s centre of mass must be controlled within the limits of stability. Through different combinations of muscle actions, being able to balance allows performance of everyday mobility tasks (standing, walking, reaching, stair climbing etc). Maintaining balance during such activities relies essentially on the integration of sensory stimuli either from internal sources (joint position awareness, i.e....

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Mar 2015

Revita supports Australian Physiotherapy Association ACFI Report

Revita the aged care division of the Back In Motion Health Group supports the recent Australian Physiotherapy Association report into The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI). In particular the report addresses the following: Optimal pain management has been compromised since the introduction of the ACFI A reactive rather than pro-active funding model An interdisciplinary team should help revise the ACFI The model should support resident independence and...

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Revita Physio Positions in Queensland – fancy a job in the sun?

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Mar 2015

Revita Physio Positions in Queensland – fancy a job in the sun?

Are you looking for a change of scenery, maybe a move to sunny Queensland? We are excited to announce that Revita (the aged care division of Back In Motion Health Group) has a number of positions avaialble in Queensland across a number of locations. There are a number of positions available in: Brisbane Sunshine Coast Cairns Gympie If you would like more information, don’t hesitate to...

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Jan 2015

Revita’s Jeremy Kestenberg recently featured in the Australian Financial Review – “When I’m 94”

Revita’s Managing Director Jeremy Kestenberg was recently featured in an article in the Australian Financial Review (2/1/15) for the article “When I’m 94”. The article discussed start-ups in the aged care sector. Jeremy discussed his role in the creation of Revita, the aged care division of the Back In Motion Health Group. Jeremy also discussed his love for aged care physio and helping seniors. Click...

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