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.
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
7. Operates within the scope of practice
8. Collaborates with interprofessional
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
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.
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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