Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology

Back to Basics: Physiotherapy

What is a Physiotherapist? Physiotherapists possess in-depth understanding of the human body in terms of both structure and movement. This comprehensive knowledge allows Physios to assist with a diverse range of health conditions, from sporting injuries through to more serious health conditions. What can a Physiotherapist help with? Physios diagnose and treat a variety of…

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Back to Basics: Speech Pathology

Speech Pathology

What is a Speech Pathologist? Speech Pathologists are experts in communication. Their clinical role involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, which can involve elements of speech, language, voice and fluency. The importance of communication When we think of communicating, we might think about two people having a conversation. However, for a Speech…

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Assistive Technology, Independence and Inclusion

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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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Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day – Occupational Therapy 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…

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Spine injuries

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Spinal Cord Injury and Assistive Technology 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 (opens in a new tab)”>Spinal Cord Injury here > One of the ways that Occupational Therapists (OT) can assist those with a SCI improve…

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Spine injuries

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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 be traumatic…

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Strokes

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Stroke Effects and Recovery 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…

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Autism

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What is Autism? Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a diagnosis that refers to a broad range of symptoms that can impact an individual across any range of daily life activities including communication, social interactions, thinking and behaviour. This diversity is why we refer to Autism in terms of a spectrum. Every person with…

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Managing Cancer

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Why cancer research is so important The latest statistics from the Australian Cancer Council report over 140,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Australia this year alone, with 1 in 2 Australian men and women expected to be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. Which cancer is most common? Non-melanoma skin cancer is believed to be the most prevalent diagnosis in…

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Case Study – Power Wheelchair

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Meet one of our participants with a great assistive technology outcome. Mrs. J is a local Sunshine Coast participant.  She was referred to SSRG for a new power wheelchair and pressure cushion through NDIS. At the time of the referral, Mrs. J had an aged standard manual wheelchair and a foam cushion which was no…

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