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MAWSON LAKES PRACTICE!
We thought it was time to share some progress photographs of our year 2024 so far.
Our entire team have contributed to designing a brand new customised space which we knocked down and created from scratch.
We have some lovely Physiotherapy and OT treatment spaces, a large gym equipped with parallel bars (and soon H frame gait training ceiling hoist). With a lift and 1200mm wide doors for wheelchairs, we made this space with accessibility in mind 👩‍🦼🧑‍🦽

#mawsonlakes #OT #ndisprovider #physiotherapy #NeuroRehab #spinalinjury #wheelchairaccessible
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MAWSON LAKES PRACTICE!
We thought it was time to share some progress photographs of our year 2024 so far. 
Our entire team have contributed to designing a brand new customised space which we knocked down and created from scratch.
We have some lovely Physiotherapy and OT treatment spaces, a large gym equipped with parallel bars (and soon H frame gait training ceiling hoist). With a lift and 1200mm wide doors for wheelchairs, we made this space with accessibility in mind 👩‍🦼🧑‍🦽

#mawsonlakes #OT #NDISprovider #physiotherapy #neurorehab #spinalinjury #wheelchairaccessibleImage attachmentImage attachment+8Image attachment

FALLS - They account for 43% of hospital admissions and 42% of deaths (of those admissions) each year in Australia (AIHW 2024).

So what do you do?
🚫 Don't get up straight away, assess yourself/ did you get hurt, are you dizzy, is there danger?
✅ Take your time, if you have not been hurt, call for assistance (if you can) or bring yourself to a sturdy object (couch/ bed)
🚫 Don't move if you have injured yourself, especially if you suspect spinal or head injuries. If a person with a cognitive deficit has had an unwitnessed fall or if the person with functional cognitions tells you they have bene hurt - seek immediate medical assessment.
✅ If you cannot get up, keep yourself thermoregulated as able, hydrated as able and seek attention (use your phone, medic alert, make noise).

If you are not injured and are struggling to get up, this is what you could try:
➡️ Roll onto your side and then over onto 'all fours'
➡️ Crawl to a sturdy surface (couch/ bed), place your hands on it and get into a half kneel if able
➡️ LEAN FORWARD into the sturdy item and and stand up
➡️ Someone may be able to bring in a chair behind you, or you may be able to pivot and sit down on the sturdy object that assisted you.

#manualhandling #falls #mawsonlakes #physiotherapy
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FALLS - They account for 43% of hospital admissions and 42% of deaths (of those admissions) each year in Australia (AIHW 2024). 

So what do you do?
🚫 Dont get up straight away, assess yourself/ did you get hurt, are you dizzy, is there danger? 
✅ Take your time, if you have not been hurt, call for assistance (if you can) or bring yourself to a sturdy object (couch/ bed)
🚫 Dont move if you have injured yourself, especially if you suspect spinal or head injuries. If a person with a cognitive deficit has had an unwitnessed fall or if the person with functional cognitions tells you they have bene hurt - seek immediate medical assessment.
✅ If you cannot get up, keep yourself thermoregulated as able, hydrated as able and seek attention (use your phone, medic alert, make noise). 

If you are not injured and are struggling to get up, this is what you could try:
➡️ Roll onto your side and then over onto all fours
➡️ Crawl to a sturdy surface (couch/ bed), place your hands on it and get into a half kneel if able
➡️ LEAN FORWARD into the sturdy item and and stand up
➡️ Someone may be able to bring in a chair behind you, or you may be able to pivot and sit down on the sturdy object that assisted you.

#manualhandling #falls #Mawsonlakes #physiotherapyImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

Our Physiotherapy team have been brushing up on their pool evacuation skills in one of our local hydrotherapy pools.
#Hydrotherapy #mawsonlakes #physiotherapy #poolrescue
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Our Physiotherapy team have been brushing up on their pool evacuation skills in one of our local hydrotherapy pools. 
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It’s been a little while since we have been on social media 😅 we have been busy doing lots of internal staff training.

Thanks to Jaime one of our amazing Occupational Therapists, and Novita Tech for supplying their venue- we were able to get stuck into the nitty gritty of some complex client transfers and equipment scripting.

#manualhandlingtraining #OT #Physiotherapy #ndisprovider
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It’s been a little while since we have been on social media 😅 we have been busy doing lots of internal staff training. 

Thanks to Jaime one of our amazing Occupational Therapists, and Novita Tech for supplying their venue- we were able to get stuck into the nitty gritty of some complex client transfers and equipment scripting. 

#manualhandlingtraining #OT #Physiotherapy #ndisproviderImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

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It was very informative! Great work by Jaime

For those of you heading to WomAdelaide this weekend and need a temperature controlled accessible change room…. 🤗 ... See MoreSee Less

For those of you heading to WomAdelaide this weekend and need a temperature controlled accessible change room…. 🤗Image attachment

We are pleased to announce that our practice is now able to offer NDIS Access Request Assessments for adults who are eligible and are seeking support to access the scheme ☺️

We understand the costs for such assessments can be expensive, so we have worked with OT Australia and a number of other agencies to create a document and process that keeps these costs to a minimum.

As NDIS does not fund these assessments, we have a method to be able to accept a mixture of payment via private funding, Medicare and/or private health and payment plans can be made available.

If you wish to know more information about the scope of the report, cost or receive a handout on the process of applying to the NDIS scheme, please reach out to our team through our website, through phoning 1300 661 670 or email info@safeworkpractice.com.au

We have availabiity from mid next week at present 😄
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We are pleased to announce that our practice is now able to offer NDIS Access Request Assessments for adults who are eligible and are seeking support to access the scheme ☺️ 

We understand the costs for such assessments can be expensive, so we have worked with OT Australia and a number of other agencies to create a document and process that keeps these costs to a minimum. 

As NDIS does not fund these assessments, we have a method to be able to accept a mixture of payment via private funding, Medicare and/or private health and payment plans can be made available. 

If you wish to know more information about the scope of the report, cost or receive a handout on the process of applying to the NDIS scheme, please reach out to our team through our website, through phoning 1300 661 670 or email info@safeworkpractice.com.au

We have availabiity from mid next week at present 😄Image attachment

Ahead of tomorrow, sending love to those who 2023 has been a real struggle. We hear you- “Christmas” and the celebrations and togetherness that comes with it can be overbearing triggering.

❤️ it is ok to opt out and spend the day how you wish
❤️ it is ok to leave early if you are feeling overwhelmed or triggered
❤️ it is ok to advocate for yourself or your child that needs some quiet time, to open presents over numerous days, to say no to more sugar, to get away from from strong smells and constant noise- and simply go home
❤️ it is also ok to advocate for yourself or your child when they feel uncomfortable with forced affection or when that mask is becoming unbearable to keep up
❤️ it is completely normal for feelings to be intensified at a celebration when you are grieving- it is ok to opt out or attend in a way that makes you feel more comfortable

I know at least a dozen people and families who tomorrow will be chilling at home doing their own thing, 2023 has been rough for many. Sending love ❤️‍🩹and positive vibes that soon enough, the universe might offer some peace and time to heal so you can find joy again.
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Ahead of tomorrow, sending love to those who 2023 has been a real struggle. We hear you- “Christmas” and the celebrations and togetherness that comes with it can be overbearing triggering. 

❤️ it is ok to opt out and spend the day how you wish 
❤️ it is ok to leave early if you are feeling overwhelmed or triggered 
❤️ it is ok to advocate for yourself or your child that needs some quiet time, to open presents over numerous days, to say no to more sugar, to get away from from strong smells and constant noise- and simply go home 
❤️ it is also ok to advocate for yourself or your child when they feel uncomfortable with forced affection or when that mask is becoming unbearable to keep up 
❤️ it is completely normal for feelings to be intensified at a celebration when you are grieving- it is ok to opt out or attend in a way that makes you feel more comfortable 

I know at least a dozen people and families who tomorrow will be chilling at home doing their own thing, 2023 has been rough for many. Sending love ❤️‍🩹and positive vibes that soon enough, the universe might offer some peace and time to heal so you can find joy again.

We will be OPEN during the festive period due to the urgent nature of our services.

Our team still have availability in 2023 for urgent and non urgent support.

If you need support during the festive period, you can contact us via our website www.equipttothrive.com.au , via phone 1300 661 670 or email info@safeworkpractice.com.au

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We will be OPEN during the festive period due to the urgent nature of our services. 

Our team still have availability in 2023 for urgent and non urgent support. 

If you need support during the festive period, you can contact us via our website www.equipttothrive.com.au , via phone 1300 661 670 or email info@safeworkpractice.com.au 

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We are so grateful to have such a humble, supportive, caring and nurturing team. We were so focused on being present- that we missed a group photo opportunity. Here’s some happy snaps from our festivities at Hijinx Hotel #challengerooms #tenpinbowling #arcade

Our practice will remain OPEN over the Christmas holidays, with plenty of capacity for December and January support ❤️
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We are so grateful to have such a humble, supportive, caring and nurturing team. We were so focused on being present- that we missed a group photo opportunity. Here’s some happy snaps from our festivities at Hijinx Hotel #challengerooms #tenpinbowling #arcade 

Our practice will remain OPEN over the Christmas holidays, with plenty of capacity for December and January support ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

This week we celebrate the work our wonderful Occupational Therapists do.

Our OT team is lead by Principal Laura who has an evidence based approach and sound clinical experience that she brings to our team to nurture them and mentor them to strive for clinical excellence.

She leads our team comprising of:
👉 Jaime: a little pocket rocket who works across all 3 arms of our business. Inspirational manual handling trainer, complex home mods credentialled, solid understanding of complex AT prescription and skills development.
👉 Sharmaine: also a little pocket rocket! Sharmaine is understanding and really connects with those she supports. Attention to detail and sound understanding of the NDIS, she has supported many individuals through complex challenges through skills development, prescribing AT and home mods and various versions of FCA reports and AAT support.
👉 Melissa: The newest member of our OT team but comes from a significant background in rehab and over a decade and a half of working with individuals with complex physical presentations. Solid understanding of prescribing AT, home mods and writing FCAs- Melissa is a valued member of our team.
👉 Angus: termed as one of the two “gentle giants” in our team, Angus connects on a meaningful level with individuals and really understands the intricacies of their needs to write up and prescribe evidence based interventions and communicate thoroughly with support networks.
👉 Aidan: the second “gentle giant” in our team! Aidan has an interest in home mods and is often found fishing with clients for skills development- thinks outside of the box! Aidan’s ability to apply the ndis framework to successfully gain necessary supports for individuals is outstanding and he is constantly learning how to upskill.

Hats off to the wonderful Occupational Therapists in the community and a big acknowledgement to those within our team that we value greatly ❤️❤️❤️
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This week we celebrate the work our wonderful Occupational Therapists do. 

Our OT team is lead by Principal Laura who has an evidence based approach and sound clinical experience that she brings to our team to nurture them and mentor them to strive for clinical excellence.   

She leads our team comprising of:
👉 Jaime: a little pocket rocket who works across all 3 arms of our business. Inspirational manual handling trainer, complex home mods credentialled, solid understanding of complex AT prescription and skills development. 
👉 Sharmaine: also a little pocket rocket! Sharmaine is understanding and really connects with those she supports. Attention to detail and sound understanding of the NDIS, she has supported many individuals through complex challenges through skills development, prescribing AT and home mods and various versions of FCA reports and AAT support. 
👉 Melissa: The newest member of our OT team but comes from a significant background in rehab and over a decade and a half of working with individuals with complex physical presentations. Solid understanding of prescribing AT, home mods and writing FCAs- Melissa is a valued member of our team. 
👉 Angus: termed as one of the two “gentle giants” in our team, Angus connects on a meaningful level with individuals and really understands the intricacies of their needs to write up and prescribe evidence based interventions and communicate thoroughly with support networks. 
👉 Aidan: the second “gentle giant” in our team! Aidan has an interest in home mods and is often found fishing with clients for skills development- thinks outside of the box! Aidan’s ability to apply the ndis framework to successfully gain necessary supports for individuals is outstanding and he is constantly learning how to upskill. 

Hats off to the wonderful Occupational Therapists in the community and a big acknowledgement to those within our team that we value greatly ❤️❤️❤️

What is that - ONE week wait to see one of our experienced clinicians?!?
Rarely do we have this on our books for our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy team.

If you haven't worked with our team before - we are a team of highly skilled clinicians with effective ability to work tirelessly with complex clinical presentations within the challenges of the NDIS framework.
We have a brand new fit out in Mawson Lakes for clinic based appointments (if travel time is eating into your NDIS plan) and we provide the mobile based service for those who prefer us to come to you.
We have a highly experienced Senior team who oversees everything that is developed within our team for precise qulality control and have a very high standard for collation of evidence and how to embed that within our reports.

NDIS registered and well known in our community - ask around for reviews or feel free to reach out and meet us for yourself.

Reach out to our Senior Team or Therapy Coordinators on 1300 661 670, our books usually fill very quickly when we do these posts!
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What is that - ONE week wait to see one of our experienced clinicians?!? 
Rarely do we have this on our books for our Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy team.

If you havent worked with our team before - we are a team of highly skilled clinicians with effective ability to work tirelessly with complex clinical presentations within the challenges of the NDIS framework. 
We have a brand new fit out in Mawson Lakes for clinic based appointments (if travel time is eating into your NDIS plan) and we provide the mobile based service for those who prefer us to come to you.
We have a highly experienced Senior team who oversees everything that is developed within our team for precise qulality control and have a very high standard for collation of evidence and how to embed that within our reports.

NDIS registered and well known in our community - ask around for reviews or feel free to reach out and meet us for yourself. 

Reach out to our Senior Team or Therapy Coordinators on 1300 661 670, our books usually fill very quickly when we do these posts!

If you’re popping by the Disability Ageing and Lifestyles Expo over the next couple of days, we would love you to come and say hi and introduce yourself to our team ☺️

Just off to the right of the red carpet and the stage on the way to the coffee…. You’ll find us at booth 119 ☺️
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If you’re popping by the Disability Ageing and Lifestyles Expo over the next couple of days, we would love you to come and say hi and introduce yourself to our team ☺️

Just off to the right of the red carpet and the stage on the way to the coffee…. You’ll find us at booth 119 ☺️Image attachment

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Great looking stand. What cool little give a way goodies do you have there? 🧐😀

Probably one of the hardest health conditions as it’s often so hard for others to see and be made aware something is wrong.

Even more so when an individual does not present as neurotypical as they are more likely to be masking their true emotions to fit into the world around them. Or be unable to effectively express them- leading to further deterioration of their mental health.

Regardless if there’s a “day” or “month”, dedicated to awareness, regardless of someone may be struggling or not…. you only live once so be kind, do what makes you happy, surround yourself with those on them same alignment who strengthen and support each other. Appreciate yourself and those around you, practice appreciating great fullness, be mindful, listen to your body and learn about the importance of breath work.

Our team have undergone a tremendous amount of training to better be able to support those with mental health challenges, although we are not an acute mental health service, supporting those with mental health conditions makes up about 80-90% of the comorbid health conditions that our team support. It is so important to understand the complexities of how such conditions can be amplified when an individual has a disability, however when we are all aware- we can start to unravel the challenges together and work towards strengthening the many emotional and physical pillars that make up your unique foundation.

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Probably one of the hardest health conditions as it’s often so hard for others to see and be made aware something is wrong. 

Even more so when an individual does not present as neurotypical as they are more likely to be masking their true emotions to fit into the world around them. Or be unable to effectively express them- leading to further deterioration of their mental health. 

Regardless if there’s a “day” or “month”, dedicated to awareness, regardless of someone may be struggling or not…. you only live once so be kind, do what makes you happy, surround yourself with those on them same alignment who strengthen and support each other. Appreciate yourself and those around you, practice appreciating great fullness, be mindful, listen to your body and learn about the importance of breath work. 

Our team have undergone a tremendous amount of training to better be able to support those with mental health challenges, although we are not an acute mental health service, supporting those with mental health conditions makes up about 80-90% of the comorbid health conditions that our team support. It is so important to understand the complexities of how such conditions can be amplified when an individual has a disability, however when we are all aware- we can start to unravel the challenges together and work towards strengthening the many emotional and physical pillars that make up your unique foundation. 

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Moving day! And floors going down. Not long now 🤗Image attachment

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Excellent Lisa. All the best with everything 🥰👍❤️🤗💖xoxoxo

We will be contacting those we support that have been prescribed one of these but please, if you own and use a smart drive please reach out to the supplier you purchased your wheelchair from or please let us know and we can assist you to connect with Permobil.
The smart watch to the smart drive can become overwhelmed and fail to shut off the smart drive motor when multiple apps are working, which can lead to the smart drive continuing forward beyond your control.
Incredibly dangerous so please urgently seek support to have this defect corrected.Do you use a SmartDrive PushTracker E2 or E3 watch? If so, please follow the below link for information regarding an Urgent Product Defect Correction that we need your immediate attention for.

Please click through to this link to find out more: hubs.li/Q023b1N30
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We will be contacting those we support that have been prescribed one of these but please, if you own and use a smart drive please reach out to the supplier you purchased your wheelchair from or please let us know and we can assist you to connect with Permobil. 
The smart watch to the smart drive can become overwhelmed and fail to shut off the smart drive motor when multiple apps are working, which can lead to the smart drive continuing forward beyond your control. 
Incredibly dangerous so please urgently seek support to have this defect corrected.

Laura, Principal OT and Lisa, Director/ Principal Physiotherapist are presenting this Thursday at the SDA Conference at Sferas.

Our role is to educate those attending about the role of OT in this space and a bit about the scope that an OT looks into when clinically reasoning their way through appropriate housing solutions.
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Laura, Principal OT and Lisa, Director/ Principal Physiotherapist are presenting this Thursday at the SDA Conference at Sferas. 

Our role is to educate those attending about the role of OT in this space and a bit about the scope that an OT looks into when clinically reasoning their way through appropriate housing solutions.

I was asked by an individual yesterday, where my passion comes from as a clinician. It was a hard one to describe, but today I think I understand how to describe the same feeling.

When we work with clients, our goal isn’t to “fix them”, it’s to empower them to grow the version of themselves that they want to be. Like gardening, we would help to work out which seed to plant in the environment in which it will grow (what goals to work on in the circumstances at present), we would show them how to nurture the seed with water and nutrients (work on sub goals and show the individual concepts and parameters so they can work on it themselves between therapy) and then one day the flower might BLOOM.

This is where our passion comes from, the blooming of smiles, laughter, seeing the client proud of themselves! It’s the sense of empowerment what we can provide that gives us passion when the individuals we support learn to grow the version of themselves that they strive to be 🥰

Lisa- Clinical Director, owner and Principal Physiotherapist
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I was asked by an individual yesterday, where my passion comes from as a clinician. It was a hard one to describe, but today I think I understand how to describe the same feeling.

When we work with clients, our goal isn’t to “fix them”, it’s to empower them to grow the version of themselves that they want to be. Like gardening, we would help to work out which seed to plant in the environment in which it will grow (what goals to work on in the circumstances at present), we would show them how to nurture the seed with water and nutrients (work on sub goals and show the individual concepts and parameters so they can work on it themselves between therapy) and then one day the flower might BLOOM. 

This is where our passion comes from, the blooming of smiles, laughter, seeing the client proud of themselves! It’s the sense of empowerment what we can provide that gives us passion when the individuals we support learn to grow the version of themselves that they strive to be 🥰

Lisa- Clinical Director, owner and Principal Physiotherapist

Not long to go now! The walls are up, wide 1200mm automated doors, huge gym that will be fitted with a H frame hoist and some niche gear for various purposes including neuro rehab, multiple therapy rooms…. Still a bit of work to go with painting, glass frosting, flooring and filling out the spaces- eta October we hope 😍 ... See MoreSee Less

Not long to go now! The walls are up, wide 1200mm automated doors, huge gym that will be fitted with a H frame hoist and some niche gear for various purposes including neuro rehab, multiple therapy rooms…. Still a bit of work to go with painting, glass frosting, flooring and filling out the spaces- eta October we hope 😍Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

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Ooh neuro physio I'm interested need to see one but don't want to drive to unley

10 months ago

New Mawson Lakes office update 📣

We are ahead of schedule. Walls are demolished and the new walls for our exciting floor plan are going up!

A huge shout out to our amazing team for all of their input putting together the ideal floorplan to maximise independent access for participants that may visit us ❤️

Very very basic stage- but it’s on track for use from October 2023!
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New Mawson Lakes office update 📣

We are ahead of schedule. Walls are demolished and the new walls for our exciting floor plan are going up! 

A huge shout out to our amazing team for all of their input putting together the ideal floorplan to maximise independent access for participants that may visit us ❤️

Very very basic stage- but it’s on track for use from October 2023!Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Not long now Lisa. Glad everything going ahead of schedule. ❤️

10 months ago

How’s this for an accessible play space! 7 out of 8 play spaces are accessible for wheelchair users, wide flat pathways, 50% accessible carparks, a hoist and change table in the public restroom with automated 1200mm door (yes you heard that right!!! 👏), rear tilt in space harnessed flying fox and swing, sensory spaces and the list goes on.

Kudos to the designer- well thought out ❤️ we need more options like this in Adelaide! (Unfortunately this one is in the Sunshine Coast where the director is visiting).
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How’s this for an accessible play space! 7 out of 8 play spaces are accessible for wheelchair users, wide flat pathways, 50% accessible carparks, a hoist and change table in the public restroom with automated 1200mm door (yes you heard that right!!! 👏), rear tilt in space harnessed flying fox and swing, sensory spaces and the list goes on. 

Kudos to the designer- well thought out ❤️ we need more options like this in Adelaide! (Unfortunately this one is in the Sunshine Coast where the director is visiting).Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
11 months ago

It's official!!! We pick up the keys to our new lease tomorrow to start our purpose designed fit out!
We will be relocating from Hurtle Parade Mawson Lakes, to Suite 5/ 32-36 Metro Parade, Mawson Lakes in mid September this year!
Watch this space for some pictures of our exciting progress!
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Its official!!! We pick up the keys to our new lease tomorrow to start our purpose designed fit out!
We will be relocating from Hurtle Parade Mawson Lakes, to Suite 5/ 32-36 Metro Parade, Mawson Lakes in mid September this year! 
Watch this space for some pictures of our exciting progress!

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Congratulations! 🥰

11 months ago

What a busy time it has been in our practice! We can almost announce some exciting news which might involve a bigger Mawson Lakes location and a purpose fit out for a number of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy support spaces! Watch this space! We will not only have some exciting on site therapy spaces available from late September, but we are also investing a lot of time and resources in our staff - upskilling in the Cognitive and Mental Health spaces to better understand the people we support. Athough we are not a Mental health practice, this plays a significant role in being able to understand and 'walk in the shoes' of those we are advocating for. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing work guys!! 🤩🙌🏻

11 months ago

A night full of love, laughter, gratitude and humble company 🥰 at our End Of Financial Year get together. We are so blessed to have so many amazing humans to come together with ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

A night full of love, laughter, gratitude and humble company 🥰 at our End Of Financial Year get together. We are so blessed to have so many amazing humans to come together with ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
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“At EquipT To Thrive, our main objective is to EMPOWER people with the ‘biomechanical tools’ and equipment to live a more independent quality of life.”