The Benefits of Speech Pathology: More Than Just Talking

“I don’t have problems with talking, so what benefits can Speech Pathology offer me?”. This is one of the most frequent questions we address here at Connect2Care. Our qualified NDIS Speech Pathology team is one of our largest, reflecting the broad scope of practice that these clinicians offer across language, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and speech.

Understanding Speech Pathology

Speech pathology, or speech and language pathology, involves diagnosing and treating communication and swallowing disorders. But the benefits of speech pathology go far beyond just speech improvement. Here’s a closer look at what a speech pathologist does and how our team can help.

1. Enriching Connections Through Speech Pathology Services

Communication is all about how we exchange meaning. Whether it be sparking motivation for back-and-forth interactions with others; encouraging richer connections; or problem-solving how someone can communicate whatever they want to whoever they want, whenever they want – Speech Pathology works with all types of communicators across a variety of mediums (e.g. speaking, writing, reading and AAC) to facilitate connections and help them ‘find a voice’ in their world.

2. Social Empowerment 

Social communication is all about how and why we use language to interact with other people, how to infer meaning or ‘read the room’, perspective taking, and communicating for various purposes, such as negotiating or self-advocating. Connect2Care’s qualified speech pathologists educate and advocate for neurodiversity-affirming approaches. This empowers clients to understand the world around them rather than asking them to change who they are. This empowerment is a key benefit of speech pathology and greatly aids in building meaningful relationships.

3. Promoting Independence 

Speech pathology champions client autonomy and self-confidence. This could be through problem-solving to maintain quality of life, regardless of abilities, stage of life, or preferences. This includes safe mealtime management, maintaining the right to a voice, cognitive-communication compensatory strategies, and gender-affirming voice therapy. Educating and empowering the people around our clients to facilitate the right conditions for them to achieve their goals is another crucial aspect of speech pathology services.

Discover Our Comprehensive Speech Pathology Services

If you or a loved one faces challenges in any of these areas, Connect2Care offers a wide range of helpful speech pathology solutions to fulfil your specific requirements. Our speech pathology treatment plans are tailored to meet your unique needs. From improving language and communication to enhancing voice and swallowing functions, our speech pathologists are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals.

How Speech Pathology Can Help You

The benefits of speech pathology include improved communication, better social interactions, and enhanced independence. Speech pathology services can significantly impact your life by addressing a wide range of needs, from speech and language issues to cognitive-communication strategies.

Contact our friendly team at Connect2Care today to learn how our speech pathologists and related services can positively impact your life and help unlock new opportunities for growth and development!

Orofacial Myology: Exploring Available Treatments and Benefits

At Connect2Care, our Myofunctional therapists or Orofacial Myologists work hard to expand their knowledge to provide high-quality care to our clients. 

What Is Orofacial Myology?

Orofacial myology, also known as myofunctional therapy, focuses on assessing and treating various issues related to the muscles in the mouth and face. It involves targeted exercises to enhance functional muscle use, addressing a wide range of concerns & treatments, including:

  • Assessment of Tongue Tie: Evaluating and treating restricted tongue movement.
  • Screening for Sleep & Airway Issues: Identifying potential sleep-disordered breathing and airway obstructions.
  • Mouth Breathing and Open Mouth Posture: Addressing habitual mouth breathing and correcting open mouth posture.
  • Breaking Oral Habits: Helping individuals stop thumb-sucking and other detrimental oral habits.
  • Tongue Thrust Swallowing: Correcting improper swallowing patterns.
  • Lisps Associated with Tongue Thrust: Treating speech issues related to tongue thrust.
  • Chewing Difficulties: Improving mastication and overall oral function.
  • Impacted Dentition and Post-Orthodontic Intervention: Managing dental alignment issues and providing post-braces care.
  • Pain in the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ): Relieving TMJ pain through targeted exercises.
  • Asymmetrical Appearance of the Face or Lips: Correcting muscle imbalances that affect facial symmetry.

Our therapists at Connect2Care are dedicated to providing personalised treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs. We recognise Myofunctional Therapists’ significant role in their invaluable contributions to optimising muscle function and airway health.

Signs You Might Need Orofacial Myology Therapy

Here are some signs that you or someone you know may benefit from orofacial myology therapy:

  • Taking supplementary breaths through their mouth or sounding out of breath when reading aloud.
  • Chapped, dry lips.
  • Daytime sleepiness with dark circles under the eyes.
  • Snoring or audible breathing and/or tooth grinding at night.
  • Recurrent need for grommets and/or nasal sprays.
  • History of speech articulation difficulties (e.g. lisps).
  • Previous difficulties latching and the presence of oral ties.
  • Dental crowding or no space between baby teeth.
  • Malocclusions (e.g. open-bite, deep-bite, under-bite, over-jet).
  • Oral habits (e.g., nail-biting, thumb-sucking, or prolonged dummy use).
  • Elongated facial features and overactive facial muscles.
  • Jaw pain and associated discomfort.
  • Attention, concentration, behavioural concerns and anxiety.

If you or a loved one presents with multiple signs from the list above, you may wish to consider myofunctional therapy! Reach out to our team today for more information or learn more about our services here.

The Role of Myofunctional Therapists at Connect2Care

Our qualified Connect2Care  Orofacial Myologists are committed to providing high-quality care through personalised orofacial myology treatment plans. Our approach ensures that each client’s unique needs are addressed, promoting optimal muscle function & improved overall health.

For more information, please feel free to contact our friendly team directly. You can also learn more about our other services, including NDIS Speech Pathology, NDIS Physiotherapy, NDIS Occupational Therapy and Early Intervention Support Services.

What Is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that focuses on enabling individuals to participate in the meaningful activities and occupations that make up their daily lives, such as self-care, work, leisure, and social participation. 

Occupational therapy for adults is an important service for people who are experiencing physical, cognitive, emotional, or psychosocial challenges that impact their ability to engage in everyday activities. This type of therapy also aims to help individuals achieve their goals, optimise their functional abilities, and enhance their overall wellbeing and quality of life.

History of Occupational Therapy

The history of occupational therapy dates back to the early 20th century when it was first developed as a form of treatment for patients with mental health conditions. Over time, it evolved to encompass a wide range of practice areas, including:

  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Community-based Rehabilitation Services

What Does an Occupational Therapist Do For Adults?

In the context of adult health and wellbeing, occupational therapy is an important service that can help individuals to:

  • Overcome barriers to participation in everyday activities
  • Develop and maintain skills and abilities for independent living
  • Improve physical, cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial functioning
  • Increase social and community participation
  • Enhance the overall quality of life

Adult occupational therapy is a valuable healthcare service that can make a significant difference in the lives of individuals who are experiencing challenges that impact their ability to engage in daily activities.

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OT For Adults

As mentioned, healthcare professionals like occupational therapists play a crucial role in helping adults achieve their goals and maintain their independence. Through their expertise in assessing and addressing physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors, occupational therapists can help individuals overcome barriers to participating in daily activities and achieve their desired outcomes.

When working with adults, occupational therapists will often collaborate with other healthcare professionals and caregivers to provide comprehensive support. They work closely with physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, and other specialists to ensure a coordinated approach to care. 

These approaches will include a range of interventions and techniques to support adults in achieving their goals, including:

  • Developing personalised treatment plans that focus on the individual’s strengths, needs, and goals
  • Providing education and training on adaptive techniques, assistive technology, and modifications to support participation in daily activities
  • Conducting assessments to identify barriers to participation and developing strategies to overcome them
  • Providing support and guidance in self-care activities, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
  • Recommending home modifications to improve safety and accessibility
  • Supporting individuals in finding or maintaining employment, education, and community participation.

By working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and caregivers, occupational therapists can help individuals overcome challenges and achieve their desired short and long-term goals. With their focus on promoting independence and improving quality of life, occupational therapists play a vital role in supporting adults to live their lives to the fullest.

Key Goals of Adult Occupational Therapy

The goals of occupational therapy for adults are multifaceted and personalised to the individual’s specific needs and priorities. The primary goal of occupational therapy for adults is to facilitate independence and participation in daily activities, including self-care, leisure, work, and community participation. Occupational therapists work with clients to identify their goals, strengths, and limitations to develop personalised treatment plans that address their unique needs.

  • Improving Physical Abilities: Occupational therapy can help improve physical abilities, such as mobility, strength, endurance, and coordination, which are necessary for daily activities.
  • Enhancing Cognitive Function: Occupational therapy can help improve cognitive function, including memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Promoting Emotional Wellbeing: Occupational therapy can help individuals manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other emotional or mental health challenges that can impact daily activities.
  • Facilitating independence in self-care: Occupational therapy can help individuals improve their ability to perform daily self-care activities, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming.
  • Improving community participation: Occupational therapy can help individuals engage in community activities, such as volunteering, socialising, and participating in hobbies or leisure activities.
  • Supporting returning to work: Occupational therapy can help individuals return to work after an injury or illness by improving their physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities and developing strategies to accommodate their limitations.

Techniques Used By Occupational Therapists For Adults

Occupational therapy can help improve daily activities for adults by addressing the underlying physical, cognitive, or emotional limitations that may be preventing them from engaging in meaningful activities. 

By working with clients to address their unique needs and goals, occupational therapists can help improve daily activities for adults and support their overall health and wellbeing.

Use of Therapeutic Exercises

Occupational therapists may use therapeutic exercises to improve physical abilities, such as strength, endurance, and mobility.

Assistive Technology

Occupational therapists may recommend or provide assistive technology, such as adaptive equipment or technology, to help individuals with physical or cognitive limitations perform daily activities.

Environmental Modifications 

Occupational therapists may recommend environmental modifications, such as home modifications or workplace accommodations, to improve safety and accessibility for individuals with physical limitations.

Cognitive Interventions

Occupational therapists may use cognitive interventions, such as memory training or problem-solving strategies, to help individuals with cognitive limitations.

Emotional Support 

Occupational therapists may provide emotional support and coping strategies to help individuals manage stress, anxiety, or depression that may be impacting their daily activities.

For Adults Considering Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy is a vital service for adults who are facing challenges in their daily lives. It can help Australians to achieve their goals and improve their daily functioning, leading to an overall improvement in their quality of life.

At Connect2Care, we are committed to providing excellent and innovative NDIS occupational therapy services to help people achieve their goals. Our NDIS-approved Occupational therapists work alongside both clients and their referrers to provide support with self-care, home modifications, work or education, and participation in social and leisure activities.

We encourage anyone who needs support in these areas to connect with our friendly and welcoming team to learn more about our NDIS occupational therapy services. Please connect with us today to find out how we can help facilitate independence in all areas of your life.

Can NDIS Help With Housing?

Wondering if the NDIS can assist with housing? The answer is yes! The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) offers comprehensive support to help people with disabilities find suitable accommodation or rentals to meet their specific needs.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a government-funded initiative aimed at providing support and services for people with disabilities in Australia. Among its many services, the NDIS provides crucial housing support to ensure participants can live independently and safely, equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to achieve their goals. 

One of these essential aspects of life that the NDIS recognises is the importance of housing. For people with disabilities, finding the right home with the necessary adjustments and support can be a significant challenge. It’s because of this that various types of NDIS housing support is available, such as:

  • home modifications 
  • personal care
  • household duties
  • capacity building supports 

These supports can make a significant difference in the lives of people with disabilities, helping them to live independently and safely in their homes.

Types of NDIS Housing Supports

Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

Specialist Disability Accommodation, or SDA, is a type of NDIS Housing support designed for people with very high support needs or extreme functional impairment. These homes include a range of accessible features and designs to promote independence and safety.

SDA houses are built to include accessible features and specialised designs to help people with disabilities live more independently and receive support more safely and efficiently. 

To be eligible for SDA funding, individuals must meet specific NDIS criteria, including:

SDA is a vital component of NDIS housing support that provides individuals with a safe and suitable living environment.

Supported Independent Living (SIL)

Supported Independent Living, or SIL, is another type of NDIS Housing support that aims to help people with disabilities live in their homes or shared homes with others. SIL provides assistance and supervision with personal care, such as showering and dressing, as well as household duties like cooking and cleaning. 

The support provided under SIL is designed to help individuals build their skills and become more independent through regular, consistent, and frequent assistance from a support person. This may be shared support with other residents, or one-to-one support, depending on the individual’s needs and circumstances. 

SIL assessments are conducted by registered NDIS SIL assessors who can come to the individual’s home to determine their eligibility for SIL funding. SIL support is an essential part of NDIS Housing support that helps people with disabilities to live independently and achieve their goals.

Independent Living Options (ILO)

Individual Living Options, or ILO, is another type of NDIS Housing support that provides alternative ways of supporting and funding living arrangements for NDIS participants. 

ILO funding allows individuals with disabilities to choose their preferred living arrangements, such as living:

  • with friends
  • in a shared house 
  • in a host environment that aligns with their needs and support networks

ILO support can include housing design and other support services that help clients live more independently. The NDIS provides ILO funding in two stages: exploration and design, where an assessment is done to determine the client’s preferences and needs, followed by the implementation of the supports required to help the client live the way they want and achieve their goals.

ILO support is an essential part of NDIS Housing support that provides individuals with disabilities with alternative living arrangements and greater control over their living environment. 

Short and Medium-Term Accommodation (STA & MTA)

Short-Term Accommodation (STA) and Medium-Term accommodation (MTA) are types of NDIS Accommodation solutions that provide temporary housing for individuals with extreme functional impairment or very high needs. STA and MTA can include SDA accommodation, or they may be provided to individuals awaiting SDA, awaiting home modifications, or more permanent accommodation.

The difference between short and medium-term accommodation is:

  • STA can be provided for up to 90 days
  • MTA can be provided for up to six months

Both types of accommodation can be provided in a range of settings, such as a hotel, guesthouse, or other types of accommodation that meet the participant’s specific needs.

The goal of STA and MTA is to provide a safe and secure temporary housing solution while individuals await permanent accommodation or while they receive necessary support services to enhance their independence and quality of life.

Home Modifications

Home modifications are a type of NDIS Housing support that involves making changes to the structure, layout, or fittings of an individual’s home to enhance their safety, accessibility, and comfort. NDIS-funded home modifications include installing ramps, grab rails, and stairlifts, making homes safer and more accessible. These modifications may also include the installation or addition of features like: 

  • Doorway widening
  • Kitchen modifications – e.g. making a bench accessible for a wheelchair user
  • Bathroom modifications – e.g. adding a grab rail, removing a shower over the bath and designing a step-less shower

NDIS home modifications are designed to help people with disabilities live more independently and safely in their homes, reducing the risk of accidents & injuries. By making necessary adjustments, individuals can move around their homes more easily and access the necessary areas without any assistance.

How To Get NDIS Housing Support

If you or someone you know has a disability and is looking for assistance in finding suitable housing such as a rental, or they are needing to modify their current home, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may be able to provide support. 

  1. Check your eligibility: The NDIS provides support to people with a permanent and significant disability. To check your eligibility, you can visit the NDIS website or contact the NDIS directly.
  2. Get an NDIS plan: If you are eligible for the NDIS, you will need to get an NDIS plan. This is a document that outlines the support & services you need to help you achieve your goals.
  3. Determine your housing support needs: As part of the NDIS planning process, you will need to identify your housing support needs. This may include the need for home modifications, personal care support, or specialised accommodation like SDA.
  4. Work with a support coordinator: A support coordinator can help you navigate the NDIS system and connect you with housing support services in your area.
  5. Apply for housing support: Once you have identified your housing support needs, you can apply for funding from the NDIS to access housing support services. You will need to provide evidence of your disability and housing support needs, and this will be used to determine the level of funding you are eligible for.
  6. Choose a housing support provider: Once your funding has been approved, you can choose a housing support provider to help you access the services you need. Your support provider will work with you to develop a plan for your housing support, and they will help you access the services you need to live independently in your home.

These are the basic steps to get NDIS housing support. It is important to note that the process may vary depending on your circumstances, and it can be helpful to work with a support coordinator or a registered NDIS provider to ensure that you are accessing the services you need to achieve your goals.

Help with NDIS Housing Support, Accommodation & Rentals

If you or a loved one needs NDIS-approved housing support, don’t hesitate to reach out to Connect2Care. Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing tailored support and guidance to ensure that our clients find the right housing option that meets their unique needs and goals. 

We are here to help you through every step of the process– from identifying the right housing option to modifying it to meet your needs and providing ongoing support to ensure your satisfaction. 

Contact us today to learn more about our NDIS housing support services.

Explore How Exercise Improves Mental Health and Physical Health

Exercise can be hugely beneficial in the management of chronic pain, conditions and disabilities. It can improve strength, balance, sleep, the effectiveness of pharmacological interventions, and cognition. Exercise Physiologists can assist any individual who may benefit from exercise, including those with physical and mental health conditions.

Benefits of Exercise for Mental and Physical Health

Regular exercise and physical activity provides numerous benefits for both mental health, physical health and overall wellbeing. Here’s a closer look at how exercise improves health:

Physical Benefits of Exercise

  • Improves Strength and Balance: Exercise helps build muscle strength and improve balance, reducing the risk of falls and injuries. This is particularly important for individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities.
  • Enhances Sleep Quality: Regular physical activity can help regulate sleep patterns, leading to better quality sleep & overall wellbeing.
  • Boosts Cognitive Function: Exercise has been shown to enhance cognitive functions, such as memory, attention & problem-solving skills.
  • Enhances Pharmacological Interventions: Exercise can enhance the effectiveness of medications by improving overall body function & health.

Benefits of Exercise on Mental Health

  • Reduces Symptoms of Depression & Anxiety: Engaging in regular exercise can significantly reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, improving overall mental health.
  • Manages Negative Emotions: Physical activity, such as boxing, can be an effective way to manage negative emotions & stress.
  • Increases Independence and Confidence: Regular exercise can boost self-confidence and promote a sense of independence, especially in individuals with disabilities.

How Exercise Improves Health at Connect2Care

Connect2Care’s Melbourne-based Exercise Physiologist, Matilda, has been working alongside her client to find a sustainable and enjoyable exercise regime. This approach has resulted in improved compliance and better outcomes. The goal was to increase independence, strength & confidence, and Matilda successfully engaged her client in boxing.

Matilda’s client continues to engage in weekly Exercise Physiology sessions and regularly performs their home exercise program. The results have been astounding, with her client indicating that daily boxing is an incredibly positive method of managing her negative emotions! They have also shown improvement in their strength and technique.

Matilda is now incorporating more challenging variations of exercises into the program so that her client can continue to reach and exceed their exercise goals, striving to improve both their physical and mental health.

The Importance of Exercise for Overall Health & Wellbeing

Understanding the numerous benefits of exercise and physical activity is crucial for everyone. Whether it’s improving mental health or enhancing physical capabilities, exercise plays a vital role. Here are some additional benefits of regular exercise, physical activity and movement:

  • Improved Cardiovascular Health: Regular exercise strengthens the heart and improves circulation, reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Weight Management: Physical activity helps in maintaining a healthy weight by burning calories and building muscle mass.
  • Bone Health: Weight-bearing exercises improve bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis in later life.
  • Immune Function: Regular exercise boosts the immune system, helping the body fight off illnesses more effectively.

How to Start an Exercise Program

Starting an exercise program can be challenging and may feel a little daunting at the start, but with the right guidance, it can be an extremely rewarding experience! Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Consult with a Professional: A qualified Exercise Physiologist can help design a personalised exercise program that suits your specific needs and goals.
  • Set Realistic Goals: Begin with smaller, achievable goals and gradually increase the intensity & duration of your workouts.
  • Stay Consistent: Consistency is key to reaping the benefits of exercise. Aim for regular sessions each week.
  • Find Enjoyable Activities: Choose activities that you enjoy to make exercise a fun part of your routine!

Embrace the Benefits of Physical Activity & Exercise For Improved Health Outcomes

Exercise and physical activity are powerful tools for improving both mental and physical health. The benefits of exercise are extensive, from enhancing cognitive function and managing emotions to strengthening muscles and improving sleep quality. Notably, exercise improves mental health by reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety, and promoting overall emotional well-being. It also enhances physical health by boosting cardiovascular fitness, improving strength and flexibility & aiding in weight management.

At Connect2Care, our experienced Exercise Physiologists are dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health goals through tailored exercise programs. If you or a loved one is looking to improve health through exercise, contact our friendly today to learn more about our NDIS exercise physiology services! Discover how exercise can positively impact your life and unlock new opportunities for growth and development!

It is Connect2Care’s mission to provide excellent quality services and support to our clients in ways that make them feel empowered and allow them to achieve their goals.

Recently, our Physiotherapist Lisa had a breakthrough with a client. The client had previously been hospitalized for 10 months, during which he saw progress and regression with his ability to stand.

Once discharged from the hospital, the client began seeing Lisa, and with her help and the assistance of the equipment she was able to get funded for him, he could stand up with assistance after a few sessions. After less than 3 months of working with Lisa, the client could pull himself up to standing, utilizing the equipment Lisa had worked to fund for him.

This is a powerful example of how the Connect2Care staff work to empower their clients and help them to achieve their goals.

At Connect2Care, our passion is ensuring participants are provided with a support network that goes above and beyond therapeutic services. We ensure they have the assistance they need to live a complete life.

Our clinicians work hard to provide a service that is in line with the goals and priorities of their clients.

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Assistive technology can be highly beneficial for helping to maintain and improve everyday functions. The use of assistive technology can create more independence and increase opportunities to perform tasks and make decisions.

Some examples of the assistive technology provided at Connect2Care include:

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Our Occupational Therapists and Speech Pathologists provide different types of assistive technology to their clients. One specific assistive technology provided by Connect2Care’s speech pathologists is a high-tech device that allows people to communicate when they don’t have the option to communicate verbally.

This device allows people to communicate using their eyesight and slight body movements. Using this device can give people the ability to convey their thoughts and how they feel when they otherwise may not have been able to.

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Exercise Physiology is a service provided at Connect2Care that involves exercise-based therapy and intervention for various health issues. Exercise Physiologists help to treat and manage chronic conditions, injuries and disabilities through exercise. This is a well-established treatment modality to reduce the risk of disease and improve outcomes for people experiencing chronic disease.

Exercise physiologists prescribe exercise interventions that are specific to each individual. They also provide patient education and can assist with facilitating behaviour change for long-term health benefits.

Exercise physiologists can work with a wide range of health conditions and can also help prevent and manage injuries.

They use multiple forms of exercise treatment, including strength training, aerobic training, balance and hydrotherapy.

 

“If the benefits of exercise could come from a pill, every doctor would prescribe it” – Matilda, Exercise Physiologist.

 

There are endless benefits that come from exercise, and our Exercise Physiologist can help you achieve these benefits.

 

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The Allied Health capability framework provided by health.vic is to understand the capabilities of allied health to support the needs of those with disability.

The domain of Individual support and its capabilities are as follows:

1. Understands disability and complex support needs

2. Promotes independence and informed choice

3. Works in partnership with the person to set and achieve goals

4. Thinks flexibly and tailors interventions to the person

5. Communicates effectively

6. Works collaboratively with the person’s supports

Interprofessional practice:  

7. Operates within the scope of practice

8. Collaborates with interprofessional

Systems: 

9. Navigates the National Disability Insurance Scheme

10. Collaborates across service systems

Quality, Safety and Ethics: 

11. Acts ethically and resolves conflicts

12. Promotes safety, quality and inclusion

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A discussion with the national committee members of the APA disability group, Catherine Kohlenberg, Denise Luscombe, Bas Jansen and state committee members provided five points as to why physiotherapy is important to people with disability.

Five points:  

1. Cerebral palsy-specific early interventions maximise neuroplasticity 

Physiotherapists play a key role in early intervention through utilising motor training-based activities that prompt neuroplasticity. By stimulating neuroplasticity, a physiotherapist works to rehabilitate and improve an individual’s quality of life. At Connect2Care, our physiotherapists work within an interdisciplinary team, providing the best outcomes for individuals.

2. Physiotherapists play a vital role in early childhood intervention 

Our physiotherapists work to ensure the best practices and guidelines for children and families through early childhood intervention. A physiotherapist takes on a “coach role” whilst other therapists form the team around the child. Connect2Care therapists work within the team and the community where family priorities are focused.

 3. Physiotherapists are trained to improve physical fitness

Lowered physical activity has implications for emotional well-being and overall health. Physiotherapists are trained to improve strength-building and motor skills. As Connect2Care works closely with the NDIS, all of our physiotherapists are available for face-to-face and telehealth appointments now!

 

4. Postural care: prevention is better than cure  

Understanding how to prevent issues with postural care is crucial! Supported lying is an aligning of the body in a non-destructive position in bed. Our physiotherapists can assess and support clients in developing prevention techniques for postural care.

5. To measure is to know 

Standardised assessments are leading to the identification and prevention of functional issues. This outcome-based approach to therapy is in keeping with the national standards set out by the APA and is practised by our physiotherapists. Whilst these tools are important, our therapists are also adaptive to client needs and will identify the appropriate tool on an individual basis.

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