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SMART Rehab

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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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Diabetes Day

Diabetes

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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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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Depression

Depression

Taking time for mental health during Mental Health Week 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.…

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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

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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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

Spinal Cord Injury

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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Stroke Rehab

Upper Limb Rehab Stroke

Upper Limb Rehab After Strokes How can the upper limb be affected by a 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…

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Strokes

Stroke

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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