How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support chronic disease treatment

Unfortunately, chronic conditions are the leading cause of illness, disability, and death in Australia. Fortunately, our team of Allied Health professionals are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, assisting and supporting those living with chronic diseases of all kinds, to maximise their physical function, manage their health condition/s, and achieve their best possible quality of life.

What is special about the Thriving Lives Co. team in chronic disease care?

Our team takes a holistic, person-centered approach to chronic disease management which considers all of the biopsychosocial factors associated with an individual’s health and delivers personally tailored care to help our clients achieve their unique goals. This allows us to provide effective high-quality healthcare for all members of the Far North Queensland community regardless of the complexity of health concerns or cultural background, and across the entire lifespan.

At Thriving Lives Co. we understand the challenges associated with living with chronic disease, approach each situation as the individual and unique situation it is, and work collaboratively with our clients and their wider support team to achieve the best possible outcomes long term. Through education and provision of home therapy programs, we aim to empower our clients to take charge of their health, assisting our clients to safely incorporate therapy into their regular routine and occupations to improve their overall function, health, and quality of life.

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for chronic disease care

Therapy can be beneficial for those living with chronic diseases in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Improved capacity to complete activities of daily living and various occupations
  • Improved energy levels
  • Improved mental health
  • Improved physical function, including strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, and balance
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced risk of development of further chronic health conditions long term
  • Reduced risk of mortality and morbidity

Chronic conditions Thriving Lives Co. can help with

The types of chronic conditions our team can help with include but are not limited to:

  • Balance impairments/falls risk
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic musculoskeletal injuries
  • Diabetes type I and II
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung and respiratory conditions
  • Osteoporosis
  • Persistent pain
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Vision and hearing impairments

Referral Pathways

Allied Health involvement can be a key part of improving the overall quality of life and functional capacity of individuals living with or recovering from cancer at all stages along the continuum of cancer treatment. Our qualified team can design and prescribe an appropriate treatment plan for those being diagnosed with/being treated for/and recovering from cancer, and clients can receive care from our team via a range of funding schemes including but not limited to:

Through these compensable schemes, allied health professionals are able to support individuals to improve their functional capacity and participation in activities at home, school, work, and in the community.