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Assistive Technology, Independence and Inclusion

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

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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About Allied Health

What do Allied Health Professionals Do? 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 Professionals are required to…

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Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease Did you know… Someone in Australia is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every 47 minutes. Over 70,000 Australians have Parkinson’s Disease.  Once thought to be a geriatric condition, we now know that approximately 15% of people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease are of working age and nearly 3% are aged between 30-40 years.…

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Charcot-Marie-Tooth

What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease? Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is used to describe a range of various inherited genetic disorders that affect the peripheral nervous system – the nerves that stretch from our spine to the distal parts of our body and control movement and sensation. Who discovered Charcot-Marie-Tooth? CMT takes its name from the three doctors…

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Case Study – Power Wheelchair

Power Wheelchair

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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Global MND Awareness Day

Maximising Your Independence with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the motor neurones, or nerves, in the brain and spinal cord. Gradually, messages stop reaching the muscles, which in turn leads to weakness and wasting of these muscles. Not all MND symptoms necessarily happen to everyone…

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