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The Allied Health Team at Cootharinga wants to work together with you, your family, your support networks or anyone that you feel is important in your life.

We do this by listening to you and working together with you.

By listening to you and your supports we build an understanding of how we can work with you. This might include finding more team members to work with us, supporting you in your home, online, in the community, or sharing information with you that you may find useful to your situation. There are so many options, but we aim to tailor support to you, our customer.

The truth is that we understand that everyone is different and may find different things helpful or not. We always strive to make sure that we are helping in ways that complement your situation.

By listening and working with you in ways that match your needs we hope that we have fun and create joy in the process.

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Our Services

Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists promote quality of life by assisting people of all ages to communicate effectively and swallow safely. They can assist with:

Understanding

  • what has been said or read

Developing

  • language skills (including early language and more complex language skills)
  • clear speech
  • social language skills
  • literacy skills (including reading and spelling)
  • alternative communication skills e.g. signing

Supporting

  • use of augmentative communication devices e.g. communication books/voice output devices
  • maintaining voice concerns
  • mealtimes, feeding and safe swallowing
  • people who stutter

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapists promote quality of life by assisting people of all ages to maintain or improve their mobility and overall function. This is through;

  • Prescription of mobility and postural assistive technology
  • Development of gross motor skills (large body movements)
  • Prescription of home and community based exercise programs
  • Hydrotherapy (pool based exercises)
  • Development of upper body, lower body and core strength, coordination and flexibility
  • Movement facilitation
  • Manual therapy techniques
  • Postural taping techniques

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists promote quality of life by assisting people of all ages to develop the skills needed to participate in their everyday activities, also known as their occupations. Occupational Therapists can help with:

  • Daily living skills e.g. dressing, showering, cooking, shopping
  • Play skills
  • Sleeping
  • Developing skills needed for school
  • Exploring and understanding sensory needs
  • Exploring strategies for developing social and emotional skills
  • Developing skills needed for the workplace
  • Providing access to assistive technology
  • Assessing and providing recommendations for minor home modifications.

    Occupational Therapy

    Occupational Therapists promote quality of life by assisting people of all ages to develop the skills needed to participate in their everyday activities, also known as their occupations. Occupational Therapists can help with:

    • Daily living skills e.g. dressing, showering, cooking, shopping
    • Play skills
    • Sleeping
    • Developing skills needed for school
    • Exploring and understanding sensory needs
    • Exploring strategies for developing social and emotional skills
    • Developing skills needed for the workplace
    • Providing access to assistive technology
    • Assessing and providing recommendations for minor home modifications.

Psychology

Psychologists promote health and wellbeing for individuals across the lifespan through psychological assessments, diagnosis and therapy.  Drawing on a strength-based approach, we help you to manage and overcome any short or longer-term mental health or behavioural challenges, while also promoting your independence and full potential. We provide a safe space and the opportunity for you and/or your family to work with us to achieve your identified outcomes, through the provision of individually tailored treatment plans.

We offer evidence-based assessment and therapy including;

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • In Vivo Exposure Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Therapy (ITP)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Functional and clinical assessments and diagnosis for cognitive impairment and developmental, learning, and behavioural challenges/disorders

Continence Advisor

The Continence Advisor uses an evidence based approach to improve quality of life for people of all ages through resolving and managing continence needs. The advisor is a registered Nurse who promotes wellness, social engagement, and uses a person centred approach. The Continence Advisor provides the following key activities:

  • Support to individuals experiencing incontinence
  • Comprehensive continence assessments for both children and adults, including aged care
  • Individualised management plans
  • Support and guidance in ensuring the individual has the right product (pads, catheters, colostomy products)
  • Support to carers living with someone with continence concerns
  • Provision of evidence based and best practice continence health promotion, education and training programs to carers and health professionals

Allied Health Assistants

Under the direction and supervision of a licenced therapist, Cootharinga North Queensland offers Allied Health Assistants to our customers, maximising rehabilitation, development and general wellbeing.

Our Commitment to Customer Well-being

Cootharinga North Queensland Allied Health Service is committed to physical and psychological safety of our customers. Please see our commitment to customer safety HERE for more details.

Allied Health Services Enquiry

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Contact

1800 COOTHARINGA
(1800 266 842)

Operating Hours

8am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

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