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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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Back to Basics: Occupational Therapy

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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

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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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NDIS Plan Review

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 needs.…

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Amputation

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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

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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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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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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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