Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a vital component in improving your function and independence. Our Physiotherapists work closely with you to ensure that your needs are met and goals are achieved. Our services include:

  • Carrying out a comprehensive assessment of your mobility and motor function
  • Improving your strength, endurance, gait, flexibility, posture, balance and coordination with an exercise program
  • Mobility and transfer practice training for yourself and your carers
  • Prescribing mobility aids and exercise equipment as required
  • Providing education such as falls prevention and pain management
  • Tailoring individualised home exercise programs
  • Manual therapy to release tight structures with the aim of pain reduction and regaining function

Our Physiotherapists can work hand in hand with our Exercise Physiologists to provide a comprehensive home exercise program, focusing on multiple aspects of your health such as strength, balance and cardiovascular fitness.

You will benefit from Physiotherapy if you experience:

  • Joint and/or muscular pain and stiffness
  • Deteriorating strength and reduced endurance
  • Recurrent falls
  • Sports, workplace, and motor vehicle accident injuries
  • Neurological conditions
    e.g. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, motor neurone disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury
  • Chronic diseases
    e.g. osteoporosis, arthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Rehabilitation following surgery
    e.g. joint replacements, fixations for fractures, spinal and ankle fusions
  • Developmental delay
  • Incontinence

Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists focus on maximising people’s independence to participate in everyday activities of living such as self-care activities including showering, dressing and feeding; productive activities including education and work; and leisure activities such as hobbies and participating in the community. We specialise in:

  • Assistive technology prescription, including wheelchairs, commodes and hospital beds
  • Pressure injury management
  • Home modification
  • Activities of daily living assessments and retraining
  • Cognitive assessments and therapy
  • Upper limb therapy

You need occupational therapy if you have problems including but not limited to: 

  • Poor mobility and recurring falls
  • Difficulty with self care and house chores
  • Inability to participate in hobbies
    e.g. bowling, knitting, drawing, painting, dancing, gardening
  • Inability to fulfill work requirements
  • Difficulty with shopping
  • Loss of confidence in going out into the community and therefore unable to participate in social outings with friends
  • High risk of developing pressure sores due to inactivity
  • Difficulty driving
  • Poor problem solving skills and impaired memory

Exercise Physiology

Our Exercise Physiologists takes on an active, exercise-based, holistic approach in empowering you to achieve your goals. Our service include:

  • Prescribing the correct type, intensity and frequency of exercise to restore one’s optimal physical function and wellness
  • Monitoring your overall strength, balance, and cardiovascular fitness to ensure an optimal outcome and function
  • Developing strategies to overcome motivational barriers
  • Providing education and advice related to exercise techniques, lifestyle modification and behavioural change

Our exercise programs can be used both independently and to complement the exercise program of our Physiotherapists in optimising your function.

Exercise physiology will be of significant benefit if you present with one or more of the following: 

  • Cardiovascular disease
    e.g. high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary disease
    e.g. asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, restrictive lung disease, cystic fibrosis
  • Metabolic disease
    e.g. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal disease
    e.g. chronic back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, general deconditioning
  • Neurological disease
    e.g. stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy
  • Mental health disorders
    e.g. depression, anxiety, eating disorders

Dietetics

Our Dietitians are skilled to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice which allows you to increase your muscle mass, improve your health and wellness, boost your energy levels and reduce fatigue. We specialise in:

  • Comprehensive nutrition assessment and intervention
  • Supplement prescription
  • Dietary and lifestyle coaching and education
  • Modified diets
  • Prescribing individualised meal and nutrition plans related to your needs and goals

Clients with the following conditions/symptoms will benefit from seeing a Dietitian:

  • Chronic diseases
    e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic kidney disease,
  • Autoimmune disorders
    e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, coeliac disease, multiple sclerosis, polymyalgia rheumatica, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis
  • Eating disorders
    e.g. anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder
  • Other medical conditions
    e.g. heart disease, stroke, cancer, digestive issues, chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Overweight or underweight
  • Food allergies and/or intolerances
  • Malnutrition and/or loss of appetite
  • Hormonal issues

Speech Pathologist

It can be very frustrating when you cannot communicate with your loved ones, and dangerous when you are experiencing swallowing issues. Communication disorders include difficulty with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using your voice. Our Speech Therapists are ready to help you by providing:

  • Comprehensive speech and swallowing assessment
  • Social and communication training including different communication strategies
  • Swallowing therapy to enable safe swallowing thus avoiding choking
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Augmentative assistive technology
  • Meal time management
  • Voice therapy for voice disorders including difficulties with voice quality, pitch or loudness

You should see a Speech Pathologist for the following:

  • Difficulty communicating: expressing yourself or being understood
  • Trouble initiating and sustaining conversations
  • Hearing difficulties
  • Voice disorders
  • Issues with eating and swallowing
  • Diagnosed with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, ADHD, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease

For more information on when you should see a Speech Pathologist, please click here

Psychology and counselling

Our experienced Psychologists and counsellor ensure that you have access to the right support by providing:

  • Comprehensive psychological assessment and therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Advice and education on emotional regulation and stress management

We can also assist in:

  • A wide range of mental health disorders
  • Childhood learning difficulties
  • Trauma and loss
  • Relationship challenges
  • Stressful life events

Psychology and counselling will make a positive impact on your mental health if you are struggling with one or more of the following:  

  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Relationship problems with family and friends
  • Inability to cope with certain aspects of life
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Stress arising from major health issues, disabilities, work or other parts of life

Personal Care and Domestic Assistance Services

We fully understand and acknowledge the importance of a holistic approach in patient care. Our clients are not just jobs that need to get checked off the list; they are more than their disability, they are people who have needs in various aspects of their lives and we endeavour to assist them to meet all their needs.

Therefore, Health Journey Partner has formed a partnership with Japan Total Care Service (JTCS) to provide a more holistic care. JTCS is an approved provider that specialises in in-home personal care and domestic assistance.

They provide high quality care and flexible personalised service. They also keep your family members well informed of your care by having family meetings. You can access their services immediately as they pride themselves on having no waiting list.

To get connected with JTCS directly for a personalised referral, please call us on 0492 927 327 or email us at admin@healthjpartner.com.