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5 Myths about Exercise Physiologists

Exercise physiologist helping a participant through clinical exercise interventions

Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP’s) are university-qualified allied health professionals who design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective physical interventions for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. AEP’s work across a vast spectrum of conditions in both public and private sectors, including neurological and disability sectors. AEPs can help people living…

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The importance of maintaining physiotherapy services during COVID-19

Woman doing physiotherapy exercises on the couch in her home

Physiotherapy has long played an important role in maximising independence and optimising mobility. At the beginning of the pandemic, leading physiotherapists expressed concern that stay-at-home orders would lead to a significant decrease in physical activity and that this might result in higher instances of falls and decreased physical function in older Australians. These concerns reflect…

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Planning an inclusive Christmas event – 4 important considerations

Two people wrapping presents planning an inclusive Christmas

Hosting an inclusive Christmas means recognising that everyone experiences Christmas differently. Every year the festive season can bring feelings of anticipation, excitement, and joy as we look forward to catching up with family and friends, taking a break from work, or heading off on holidays. However, it is important to remember that everyone’s experience of…

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Disability and social inclusion

Wheelchair photograph representing disability and social inclusion

This Friday December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD). IDPwD is observed annually by the United Nations and aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of people with disabilities and raise awareness of their experiences across every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life. What disability means Disability is a very…

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NDIS capacity building for inclusion, participation and independence

NDIS Support worker assists with capacity building for inclusion, participation and independence

This week (Monday 25th October to Sunday 31st October) is OT Week 2021, and this year’s theme is participation, inclusion, independence. We have written before about the many ways in which Occupational Therapists help people with disability increase their participation in the community, experience greater inclusion, and live more independently. A big reason OTs are…

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Is telehealth right for me?

The COVID-19 pandemic has propelled telehealth into public awareness as health professionals try to navigate travel restrictions and lockdowns while maintaining services. But telehealth has been around for some time and offers many benefits beyond continuity of care in uncertain times. In this month’s blog we answer all your telehealth questions so that you can…

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Managing chronic pain

Hands showing chronic pain

Most, if not all, of us will experience periods of physical pain throughout our lives. Nerves carry signals from our body to our brain communicating there is a problem, and we experience these signals as pain. Pain serves an important purpose, as it is often a symptom of illness or injury. This means it usually…

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The benefits of working in a multidisciplinary allied health team

Multidisciplinary team of paper people high fiving

A multidisciplinary team (MDT) is a group of professionals from different disciplines collaborating in the delivery of comprehensive patient care to optimise health outcomes for their client. Collaboration is key in the delivery of effective allied health services, as many clients have complex needs that can best be met through engaging a range of professionals…

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NDIS registered provider: Why it matters

Client being helped off step during therapy session through NDIS registered provider

Choosing an NDIS registered provider and why it matters Many NDIS participants do not realise that not all service providers are registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. While registration is not a legal requirement, there are some important differences between registered and non-registered providers. Find out why NDIS registration matters when choosing a…

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