Better Health Network


Land and water exercise groups

 

Better Health Network physio service welcomes volunteers to assist with various exercise groups such as Aquatic Physio, Better Balance, Gentle Exercise, Strength Training and GLAD.

 

Volunteering is under the guidance of Physiotherapists and Allied Health Assistants.

 

Programs are delivered from a number of sites including Parkdale, Chelsea, Clarinda and The Danny Frawley Centre in Moorabbin (hydrotherapy program). The Service operates Monday to Friday and there are currently 20 programs that offer volunteer opportunities.


To succeed as a Physiotherapy volunteer, you will have a genuine empathy and understanding of the needs of older people, an ability to socialize, listen and communicate well with others, willingness to work as part of a team, ability to encourage the clients’ independence where possible and appropriate. You will also be willing to work with a physiotherapist to learn how to safely undertake manual handling that may be required as part of your participation. 

Our team is here to support you with the application process and throughout your volunteering journey.  Select "Fill in an application" top right hand side of the screen or contact our team on 03 8587 0322 or volunteers@bhn.org.au 

Current volunteer opportunities

Hydrotherapy Volunteer

As a hydrotherapy volunteer you volunteer alongside a group of volunteers and are guided by a Physiotherapist or Allied Health Assistant. Exercising in water provides the benefits of exercise on dry land with less strain and stress on your body. For this reason it can be a safer alternative for people with back problems or arthritis.

The hydrotherapy program is delivered at The Danny Frawley Centre Hydro Pool in Moorabbin.

The program takes place on Wednesday and Friday mornings. A typical shift is 3 hours and we ask for at least a 6 month commitment to volunteer For this reason, it can be a safer alternative for people with back problems or arthritis.

The program takes place on Wednesday and Friday mornings. A typical shift is 3 hours and we ask for at least a 6 month commitment to volunteer .

Better Balance Volunteer

better balance program

As a Better Balance Volunteer you volunteer alongside a group of volunteers and are guided by a Physiotherapist or Allied Health Assistant. Better Balance is proven to be effective in helping people at risk of falls to improve their strength, mobility and confidence. The group involves education, exercises using light weights and equipment in a fun, social environment.  

Better Balance takes place from a number of our sites and is offered on different days .

A typical shift is 3 hours and we ask for at least a 6month commitment to volunteering.  

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