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World Diabetes Day – Occupational Therapy

Diabetes

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of sugar glucose in the blood.  This occurs when the pancreas does not provide adequate insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. There are 3 main types of diabetes, which include:…

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NDIS Plan Review Assessments and Reports

NDIS Plan Review Assessments and Reports

Allied Health NDIS Plan Review Assessments and Reports – Why They Are So Important What is a Plan Review? The NDIS requires regular Plan Reviews.  This means that all the supports that have been allocated to you in your NDIS Plan are reviewed for ongoing suitability and to ensure that the supports till meet your…

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What do Allied Health Professionals Do

What does it mean to be an Allied Health Professional? Allied Health Professionals generally include the following disciplines: Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Dietetics Social Work Podiatry Allied Health Professionals study at University between 3-4 years to achieve an undergraduate degree. Do Allied Health Professionals need to keep learning after university? Yes, absolutely!  Allied Health…

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Mental Health Week – Depression

Depression

Depression and looking after our health Queensland Mental Health Week (5-13th October 2019) shines the spotlight on how we can look after our own mental health.  It is linked to National Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day which is held on the 10th October. This year’s theme is “Take time for mental health”.…

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Amputation

Amputation prosthesis

Amputation Awareness and Treatment Did you know: Someone will undergo an amputation every 30 minutes in Australia.  Losing a limb is a life changing event and many Australian’s are dealing with the associated challenges every day. National Amputee Awareness Week is recognised during 4-11th of October.  This week is about raising awareness, making sure people…

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Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

Inherited Conditions with Fragile X Gene Fragile X-associated Disorders are a term given to a range of inherited conditions that occur as a result of alterations in the FMR1 gene (Fragile X gene). It is estimated in Australia, 1 child per week is born fully affected by Fragile X syndrome and 20 are born carriers…

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Spinal Cord Injury and Assistive Technology

Wheelchair

Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to independently participate in everyday activities. Read more about Spinal Cord Injury here > One of the ways that Occupational Therapists (OT) can assist those with a SCI improve their independence and participation, is through the prescription of equipment…

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

What is spinal cord injury? A spinal cord injury (SCI) is caused from damage to the spinal cord which results in a loss of movement and sensation below the level of the injury.  Spinal cord injury can occur when the spinal cord is severed, compressed or bruised which disrupts blood and oxygen supply. SCI can…

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Upper Limb Rehab After Stroke

Upper Limb Rehab Stroke

How can the upper limb be affected after stroke? Everyone’s experience of stroke is unique, however there are some common effects of stroke to the upper limb (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand) that can impact on a person’s ability to complete daily living tasks. Read more about what a stroke is, it’s effects and recovery in…

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Stroke Effects and Recovery

Stroke

What is a stroke caused by? A stroke is a medical condition caused by the disruption of blood supply to the brain; either via: a broken or burst blood vessel …this is called a haemorrhagic stroke; or by a blood vessel being blocked by a clot …this is called an ischaemic stroke. This disruption of…

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