Activate Health offers a range of services for NDIS participants to reach your goals, ability, and full potential!
ACTIVATE Ability: Allied Health Therapies (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Exercise Physiology) for all abilities and ages.
ACTIV PLAY: NDIS early intervention therapies 2years – 7 years
ACTIV TEENS: Programs for ages 12-17 for all abilities
ACTIVATE Work Ability: Allied Health Therapies (Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Exercise Physiology) tailored towards your work task goal.
Out of practice services: Hydrotherapy and Home visits
Multidisciplinary programs: Programs or sessions utilising the individual skills of different health practitioners for maximum outcomes
Group Programs: Small groups of individuals with similar needs or goals, generally for the purposes of social interaction, participation, or community access.
ACTIVATE Ability – Allied Health Programs for people with special needs
ACTIVATE health is a registered provider with the National Disability Scheme (NDIS) working with people with disability, their carers, medical, and support team, and NDIS planners to:
- Achieve physical goals for increased independence, joining the workforce, and increased mobility.
- Achieve optimal health; all people should be able to exercise daily to increase health, add life enjoyment, and prevent disease.
- Improve Quality of Life through physical and mental wellbeing.
- Achieve socialisation goals, group activities, and community participation.
- Prevention and management of common comorbidities such as depression and anxiety, type 2 diabetes, obesity, reduced functional ability, low strength and fitness, and Cardiac diseases.
- Achieve normal development for motor skills and coordination, musculoskeletal development, and exercise participation for all ages ONE TO ONE HUNDRED.
Exercise Physiology services through the NDIS include both Individual and or Group Supervised Exercise physiology sessions targeting the needs and goals of the individual and their special needs. Exercise Physiology is claimed under the Improved Health and Wellbeing Section of Funding for those with a permanent disability, where that disability impacts on their ability to perform daily activities.
ACTIVATE Health Allied Health NDIS Programs include:
- Individual Assessment and Consultation – Individual provider management plan and services request report provided
- Individual therapy sessions in our private practices, Hydrotherapy pools, or at home,
- Group programs – small groups with similar needs and goals generally targeted at increasing socialisation outcomes and community access
- Multidisciplinary sessions as needed
- Equipment recommendations and ordering
Disabilities that may benefit from our services :
- Autism (ASD)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscle Dystrophy
- Down’s Syndrome
- Vision or Hearing Impairment
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain injury
- Musculoskeletal disability, ie spinal injury
- Motor Neuron disorders
- Intellectual disability
ACTIV Play – NDIS Early Intervention 2-12 years
Our early intervention programs provides accessible allied health therapy for children ages 2-12. We off an adaptive therapy gym and consult rooms that are designed to support the needs of all abilities and ages.
We offer individual and small group interventions for toddlers and children with special needs and/ or developmental delays or goals. Our practitioners are highly passionate and experienced with targeted interventions for children. We ensure programs are goal and participation directed whilst enabling fun, interactive, and ‘play’ based activities.
Research shows children with disability engage in less physical activity compare to their typically developing peers. Here at Activate Health, we believe every child deserves access to inclusive and engaging exercise services!
- Intellectual Disability
- Cerebral Palsy
- Downs Syndrome
- Global development delay
- Childhood Cancer
- Physical Disabilities
Why is exercise important?
Exercise has a wide variety of benefits for children such as:
- promotes healthy growth and development
- increased independence for daily tasks
- fine and gross motor skill development
- improve focus, school performance and sleep
- develop relationships and social skills
- decreased adult disease risk
- reduced screen-time and sedentary activities
- improved self-confidence, self-esteem and a sense of belonging
ACTIV Teens – NDIS participants 12-18 years
Activ Teens is an inclusive and engaging individual and group allied health program for adolescence. We take special consideration in structuring our sessions to suit every individual. Our health practitioners ensure your program targets your goals in a safe and interactive manner!
Why is group exercise beneficial?
Exercise in a group based setting has many benefits for teenagers such as:
- Increased social behaviour and communication skills
- Further development of gross motor skills
- Increased mental resilience
- Increased independence and functions for daily tasks
- Improves self-esteem and confidence
- Reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Activate Workability (disability and special needs)
Activate Work Ability interventions are available under NDIS funding (Capacity building and Improved Daily Activity Living), for those with goals related to starting/ returning to the workforce or increasing tasks/ hours. Programs are tailored to the needs of the client and employer/ training agency and can include;
- Perform job task analysis to ascertain the physical requirements of the identified work type,
- Perform specific physical assessments to establish job readiness needs,
- Design and implement job task specific exercise interventions to aid in Job readiness performed supervised in our gym, at home, or hydrotherapy,
- Specific functional assessment and reports can be performed and provided to vocational consultants to aid in establishing achievable job type goals.
- Programs ranging from return to work from injury or short respite, change of job tasks, to full job readiness programs.
Goals and benefits include:
- Enabling Physical fitness and endurance needed to complete the necessary hours,
- Specific strength training and movements required to perform job tasks,
- Safe lifting and movement techniques taught and practiced for injury prevention and safety of workplace tasks,
- Work on both gross and fine motor skills for a variety of tasks from typing to lifting, push/ pull, and or working stairs etc.
- Interventions involving socialization and communication can be performed through group sessions if this is a need for the client and work type,
- Improvement in dual/multi-tasking, coordination, and reaction times as needed,
- Increase both Job seeker and employer confidence for the completion of job task’s, and reduction of injury/ sick leave needed.
Activate Work readiness interventions are available under NDIS funding (Capacity building and Improved Daily Activity Living), for those with goals related to starting/ returning to the workforce or increasing tasks/ hours.
Therapy in the water enables multiple benefits including independence of movement not able on land, pain management, improve cardiovascular and respiratory fitness not able on land, supported body weight, pain management, reduced muscles spasm, improved circulation, increased muscles through resistance against the water, and enjoyment.
See more information on our Hydrotherapy page or call us on 4939 5696.
Group Interventions – encouraging social interaction and community participation
Group participants are assessed for physical and intellectual abilities, with care taken to form groups of similar levels and needs maximising results and enjoyment. Group sizes vary from 2-6 depending on the type of the class and needs of the individuals. Socialisation and sensory needs are catered for with an individualised and graded approach. Parents and carer’s may or may not be required within the group sessions, this is assessed and based on the needs of the group and individual.
Activate Ability small groups utilise all Allied Health Disciplines including our Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Allied Health Assistants as determined by the groups needs and goals. Some groups include but are not limited too;
- ACTIV Play: Small groups within the ages 2- 12 to promote social concepts, rules and play
- ACTIV Teens: Small group programs ages 12-18 often targeting socialisation and sensory goals, participation and community access.
- Activate Hydrotherapy: small groups formed for all ages for pool based therapy
- Activate Neuro: Exercise Physiology classes for Parkinson’s, MS, and stroke etc
- Holiday programs: Intensive Group sessions over school holidays
5/287 Richardson Rd, Kawana
2 Braithwaite st
3/24 Hill St
Mount Morgan Hospital