Our allied health professionals will work with you to give you the best care possible so that you can live a healthy life. Our specialist staff include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, speech therapists and dietitians.*
How we can help
Physiotherapy is a proven way to reduce pain and improve your mobility. We teach you important skills to help avoid injury and pain recurrence, move safely, increase capability for self-care, and participate in enjoyable activities.
We help re-enable you to participate in the tasks you need to do, and support you in the activities that you find enjoyable. Occupational therapy plays an important role in regaining abilities, managing pain, or modifying the environment to better support your participation in everyday life.
- Goal centred occupational therapy to manage rehabilitation or post hospital admission
- Education and intervention strategies
- Personalised approach which considers resident’s preferences and interests
- Assessment of personal care such as showering and eating Aids and equipment prescription such as seating, shower chair and modified food and drink utensils
Our speech pathologists diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. We work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. We also work with those who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely.
Malnutrition can unfortunately be a common health issue for people with a disability. Loss of appetite due to various medical conditions, depression, difficulty communicating with carers, and the physical inability to feed themselves are all factors contributing to insufficient nutrition and weight loss.
Our dietetics service include:
- Individual reviews and menu advice
- Menu planning
- Diabetes management
Keeping feet healthy and comfortable goes a long way towards your overall comfort and wellbeing. Our podiatrists can conduct individual assessments and develop plans to monitor and treat a range of needs including:
- Routine podiatric care
- Wound treatment and monitoring
- Treatment and monitoring of diabetic foot care
- Prescription of foot appliances for pain management
- Footwear assessment to prevent foot problems and reduce the risk of falls
We want to give you the best care possible so when you first meet with our allied health professionals, it is important talk about what you need support with. Your first appointment with our allied health professionals may also involve physical examination of the areas of interest as your movements and your symptoms help in determining the problem. All examinations are very detailed and thorough. Often you will require more than one visit as some conditions take more time to treat.
*Currently available in some states.
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