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Back to Basics: Occupational Therapy

By SSRG | November 13, 2020

What is an Occupational Therapist? Occupational Therapists (OTs) are degree-qualified clinicians (usually holding a degree in occupational therapy) skilled in treating people who due to injury, illness, or circumstance experience limitations in the how they undertake daily tasks. OTs help their clients to achieve greater independence through the development of particular skills or functions relating…

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Assistive Technology, Independence and Inclusion

By SSRG | October 9, 2020

What is Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology (AT) can constitute an integral part of the support framework that helps people living with a disability realise their potential. AT generally incorporates any equipment, system or design that assists a person with a disability to navigate their home, workplace, school, or community, and to undertake tasks and achieve…

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Home Modifications Increase Independence and Improve Quality of Life

By SSRG | September 25, 2020

A new perspective on caregiving The importance of home modifications for people living with a disability lies in the potential for these changes to reduce the need for caregiving, and thereby increase independence. When we think about caregiving, we often perceive it to be human-to-human interaction, but new research describes the significance of housing within…

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Spotlight on Spine Injuries

By SSRG | September 16, 2020

The Role of Physiotherapy in Retaining Independence After SCI Last week (7th to 13th September) was Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, with this year’s focus highlighting the importance of accessibility in ensuring opportunities for people with a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is a complex bundle of nerves responsible for sending brain signals to…

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COVID-Safe Practice Update

By SSRG | August 7, 2020

SSRG Current Review As we know, the COVID-19 situation in Victoria has sadly taken a turn for the worse this past fortnight as well as QLD once again recording cases for the first time in over 6 weeks. This has certainly given us reason for ‘pause’ and we have taken some time this week to…

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5 keeping active health tips

By SSRG | July 10, 2020

5 tips to keep active for good health QUESTION: What’s the common denominator amongst these typical activities that occur during most people’s day to day life? Watching an episode on Netflix. Writing an email to a friend or colleague. Reading a book. ANSWER: All of these activities are considered to be ‘sedentary’ behaviours! Sedentary behaviour…

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SSRG 5th Birthday

Media Release: Our Fifth Birthday Celebrations

By SSRG | May 28, 2020

Fifth Birthday Celebrations with a Twist From four to forty staff in just five years – Regina Heffernan has much to celebrate this week as her business, Smart Solutions Rehab Group (SSRG) has a birthday of a different kind and goes from strength to strength even under incredibly challenging times. ‘Drive-through’ celebrations are expected to…

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COVID-19 plans

By SSRG | March 16, 2020

Our COVID-19 Response Plan Smart Solutions Rehab Group (SSRG) takes the current COVID-19 health situation incredibly seriously and as such has developed a response plan that clearly details how we are dedicated to supporting and maintaining our client’s health whilst doing our part in slowing down the spread of the virus. The following information is…

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SMART Rehab

By SSRG | March 13, 2020

Do you know the SMART approach to rehab? SMART goals is an evidence-based goal setting practice used by many health professionals to guide their clinical work. In a nutshell, SMART goals helps individuals to identify goals they want to achieve and assists in working out a realistic plan for getting there. SMART stands for: S…

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