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NDIS registered provider: Why it matters

By Smart Solutions | April 23, 2021

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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Why good NDIS reporting is critical for success

By Smart Solutions | April 16, 2021

Quality matters when it comes to NDIS reporting The quality of an NDIS report can determine whether or not NDIS funding is approved. Comprehensive reports that provide sufficient evidence for each claim, use the appropriate terminology, and demonstrate the necessary assessments have been undertaken by a qualified health practitioner increase the likelihood an application will…

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Parkinson’s: Causes, symptoms and management

By Smart Solutions | April 10, 2021

What is Parkinson’s? Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that recent research suggests affects over 100,000 Australians. Parkinson’s presents through a variety of symptoms making it difficult to diagnose. Primarily affecting older people, 65 is the average age of a Parkinson’s diagnosis, however Young Onset Parkinson’s is diagnosed in approximately 20% of cases. What causes…

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Dysphagia and mealtime safety: How a Speech Pathologist can help

By Smart Solutions | March 17, 2021

Did you know Speech Pathologists are experts on swallowing? Swallowing is a common part of our everyday function. Like breathing, swallowing is something most of us don’t pay much attention to – unless there is a problem. However, for those who experience difficulty swallowing, everyday activities like eating and drinking can often be stressful, uncomfortable,…

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Back to Basics: Physiotherapy

By Smart Solutions | February 12, 2021

What is a Physiotherapist? Physiotherapists possess in-depth understanding of the human body in terms of both structure and movement. This comprehensive knowledge allows Physios to assist with a diverse range of health conditions, from sporting injuries through to more serious health conditions. What can a Physiotherapist help with? Physios diagnose and treat a variety of…

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Back to Basics: Speech Pathology

By Smart Solutions | February 2, 2021

What is a Speech Pathologist? Speech Pathologists are experts in communication. Their clinical role involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders, which can involve elements of speech, language, voice and fluency. The importance of communication When we think of communicating, we might think about two people having a conversation. However, for a Speech…

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Back to basics: 5 things you should know about occupational therapy

By Smart Solutions | November 13, 2020

You may have heard people talk about occupational therapy (OT), or maybe someone has even recommended you see an occupational therapist. But what exactly is occupational therapy and what do occupational therapists do? Read on to have all your occupational therapy-related questions answered! What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapists (OTs) are degree-qualified clinicians (usually…

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Assistive Technology, Independence and Inclusion

By Smart Solutions | October 9, 2020

What is Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology (AT) can constitute an integral part of the support framework that helps people living with a disability realise their potential. AT generally incorporates any equipment, system or design that assists a person with a disability to navigate their home, workplace, school, or community, and to undertake tasks and achieve…

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Home Modifications Increase Independence and Improve Quality of Life

By Smart Solutions | September 25, 2020

A new perspective on caregiving The importance of home modifications for people living with a disability lies in the potential for these changes to reduce the need for caregiving, and thereby increase independence. When we think about caregiving, we often perceive it to be human-to-human interaction, but new research describes the significance of housing within…

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Spotlight on Spine Injuries

By Smart Solutions | September 16, 2020

The Role of Physiotherapy in Retaining Independence After SCI Last week (7th to 13th September) was Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week, with this year’s focus highlighting the importance of accessibility in ensuring opportunities for people with a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord is a complex bundle of nerves responsible for sending brain signals to…

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