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Variety is the key to keeping Jenny motivated to achieve her goals

The saying ‘variety is the spice of life’ means variety makes life more interesting, which was certainly the case for participant Jenny, who was motivated by a variety of exercise locations. In fact, getting out and about kickstarted a chain of benefits including improved confidence, self-esteem, fitness and social connectivity – and it all started with her Better Rehab exercise physiologist Travis King.

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Jumping into speech therapy: how moving sessions to Gia’s ‘happy place’ helped her smash her goals

Our Clinicians never hesitate to adapt their therapy – and session location – to help participants reach their goals. For young participant Gia, speech pathologist Natalie Paull decided to move their sessions to the pool – aka Gia’s ‘happy place’ – to help her gain new and vital skills for communicating her thoughts and feelings.

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How teamwork and technology is helping Paul continue to enjoy life his way

Ever wondered about the benefits of a multidisciplinary team, where two or more allied health professionals work together to create a more comprehensive therapy program? For participant Paul, the combined expertise of four of our clinicians – plus a little tech – is helping him achieve his big and small goals, like continuing to enjoy a milkshake at his local cafe.

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A smile says it all: how PBS and OT ‘joined forces’ to help Tim venture out and about without supports

At Better Rehab, our clinicians often work in multidisciplinary teams to provide comprehensive support to participants. So when Tim needed help to achieve his big goal – travelling to and from work on his own again – Penrith-based Positive Behaviour Support Practitioner Amy-Lee and Occupational Therapist Hannah were at the ready.

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Meet Senior OT Sally Lamshed: dedicating her career to helping participants transition better from prison to the community

Like all our clinicians, Sally Lamshed helps people living with disabilities enjoy a better quality of life. Her participants, however, makes her role at Better Rehab unique, as they are transitioning back into the community from prisons and secure facilities across Victoria. It’s a specialty she chose not long into her career, despite being an emerging practice area which few OTs choose.

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