How Thriving Lives Co. therapy can support people living with disabilities

Our team of Allied Health professionals are registered NDIS providers who are qualified to, and enthusiastic about, supporting individuals living with disabilities of all ages, types, and backgrounds to achieve their best possible quality of life. Our versatile and experienced interdisciplinary team support people living with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial disabilities.

What is special about the Thriving Lives Co. team in care for people with disabilities?

Our team possesses the knowledge and experience to assess individuals living with disabilities holistically, consider the complex interplay of biopsychosocial factors influencing our client’s health and circumstances, and can therefore assist these individuals to improve their functional capacity, overall health and wellbeing, quality of life, and independence, while safely providing clients with the education and skills to understand and self-manage their health.

We are mobile clinicians who can travel to those living with disabilities in their own home, a different location of their choice (i.e., their local pool or gym), as well as welcome clients to our clinic location, to make attending appointments as convenient as possible for people living with disabilities and their support team.

Our interdisciplinary team of qualified health professionals can achieve many of these outcomes through the delivery of a vast and versatile range of therapy/services which include but are not limited to:

  • Carer support and training
  • Delivery of education to both clients, and their support teams to empower them to self-manage their health and disability
  • Functional Capacity Assessments
  • Guidance in activity modifications, self-care management, and energy conservation strategies
  • Manual therapy such as massage, joint mobilisation, and dry needling
  • Manual handling plans and training support teams in its implementation
  • Motor imagery and mirror therapy
  • Prescription of appropriate exercise equipment, therapy aides, and assistive technologies
  • Prescription of individualised exercise/activity/therapy programs
  • Prescription of individualised strategies to assist clients in managing their disabilities long term
  • Referral to other appropriate health professionals and services

Benefits of seeing an allied health professional for people with disabilities

Therapy is delivered by our team of Allied Health Assistance, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Psychology teams. Therapy can be beneficial for those living with disabilities in several ways, including but not limited to:

  • Enhanced psychosocial health and emotional regulation
  • Improved physical health
  • Improved social skills and connections
  • Increased independence and ability to perform daily activities
  • Increased quality of life
  • Reduced risk of development of secondary health problems
  • Supporting development and achievement of milestones through early intervention

Disabilities Thriving Lives Co. can help with

The various disabilities our team can help people living with include but are not limited to:

  • Auto-immune disorders and associated impairments:
    • Kidney disease
    • Metabolic conditions
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Cerebral Palsy and other Paralytic Syndromes
    • Di/Hem/Mono/Para/Quad/Tetra plegia
    • Hereditary spastic paraplegia
    • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
    • Down Syndrome/Trisomy 21
  • Genetic or congenital conditions:
    • Cardiac conditions
    • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
    • Spina bifida
  • Hearing impairments
  • Learning or Intellectual impairments:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Asperger syndrome
    • Brain Injury
    • Down Syndrome
    • Intellectual disability
  • Mental illness:
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
  • Musculoskeletal disease and disabilities:
    • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Myopathy
  • Neurological disease and disabilities:
    • Brain Injury
    •  Dementia
      • Alzheimer’s disease
      • Lewy body dementia
      • Vascular dementia
    • Physical impairments:
      • Amputations
      • Congenital absence of limbs
      • Dementia – other types
      • Epilepsy
      • Huntington’s disease
      • Multiple Sclerosis
      • Parkinson’s disease
      • Post-polio syndrome
      • Progressive bulbar palsy
      • Stroke
      • Spinal Cord Injury
      • Motor Neurone Disease
    • Vision impairments

Referral Pathways

Individuals living with a disability can receive care from our team by privately paying for services or via funding within the ‘Improved Daily Living Skills’ and ‘Improved Health and Wellbeing’ funding categories within their NDIS Participant Plan. Let us help you maximise the positive changes you can see in your life through allied health service provision support as part of your NDIS plan. For more information regarding support through your NDIS plan, please see here.

Depending upon the cause and nature of an individual’s disability, funding may also be possible via the following funding schemes for allied health services:

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.