Ability Action Australia

NDIS Therapeutic Supports Provider

Occupational therapy and the NDIS — how it works

Occupational therapists work with people living with permanent and significant disability to help them participate in everyday life and lead healthy, independent lives. They are frequently funded by the NDIS to work with a participant to achieve their goals.

Six easy ways to practice your child’s therapy at home

One of the keys to achieving better outcomes is educating parents and family members on ways to implement and practice strategies in the home. This will not only help your family achieve their goals more quickly but will also empower you to perform a leading role in your loved one’s care!

Physiotherapy for mental health

Our NDIS-registered physiotherapists use a variety of techniques to treat mental health conditions, many of which affect movement and function. In doing so, our participants are able to not only manage the mental health issue itself, like anxiety, but also the problems associated with their illness, such as pain, dizziness and falls.

Physiotherapy and falls

Falls are not inevitable – in fact, many are preventable. By designing an individualised fall prevention plan that covers education, exercise prescription, safe activity, and more, our NDIS registered Physiotherapists can reduce fall risk and keep people active and living independently for longer.

How an OT driving assessment works

The ability to drive can have a huge impact on your quality of life by increasing your independence, freedom, mobility, and ability to participate in society. An Occupational Therapy driving assessment can support NDIS participants to continue to drive safely, independently, and legally.

Accessing NDIS services just got easier

1 December 2021

At Ability Action Australia, telehealth is a vital component of our modern mix of services, giving you greater healthcare choice and keeping you safe. We aim to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for NDIS participants throughout Australia regardless of location, by making quality clinical care more accessible.

Let’s talk about speech pathology

Speech pathologists, or ‘speechies’ as they’re known in the health industry, assess and treat communication and swallowing problems in children. The impact of their work can be life-changing, preventing or reducing the lifelong consequences that often come with communication problems.

Foundational skills give school leavers reason to smile

Life after school is an exciting time but it can also be a little overwhelming. Ability Action Australia provides NDIS life skills development, supporting NDIS participants of school-leaving age and their families to prepare to leave familiar surroundings and make the transition to work or further education

Volunteering: a great way to gain work experience

Every Monday morning, Tyler fronts up for work at the Salvos store in Willetton, in Perth’s south, ready for a busy and varied shift. This sort of volunteer work experience profoundly benefits NDIS participants because it builds confidence and develops life skills that will help transition to work when the time is right.

Feeling more connected, Adam is now thriving in the classroom

Adam, who lives with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety, was referred to Ability Action Australia’s Positive Behaviour Support service. He has received a range of interventions that are reducing, and in some ways eliminating, the behaviours of concern while improving his performance at school.

Where can a career in the NDIS lead you?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is transforming the way disability services are funded and delivered. Bipartisan support and significant government investment mean the program is expanding, resulting in many job opportunities and making disability support a great long-term career pathway.

Ticking the boxes with ironing and movies

Ironing is a chore that most people put off, but not Trevor. The 30-year-old from Western Australia genuinely loves the process of steaming and smoothing clothes. With a bit of help from Ability Action Australia’s NDIS employment support team, he’s now making a decent living out of it with his own micro-business.

All about mobility aids

For some people living with disability, the use of a mobility aid is key to being able to move around their home and community, and maintain their independence. Devices such as canes, walking frames and wheelchairs improve quality of life for NDIS participants with a range of conditions.

Home bathroom modifications for living independently

Often, the bathroom in your home isn’t planned or built for people living with disability. The NDIS provides funding for a range of home modifications so that NDIS participants like you can carry out personal care more easily and safely, and independently.

Occupational therapy for older adults

Through education, home modifications, assistive technology, and a whole range of other personalised services and interventions, OTs can help older people on the NDIS to stay in touch with their communities and improve their physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing as a result.

How physiotherapy can help your child reach their goals

Physiotherapists work with people of all ages and abilities. This includes providing physiotherapy for children, from birth all the way up through childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. Here are some examples of how we can support children with their disability goals.

A day in the life of a driving occupational therapist

This particular branch of OT focuses on supporting you, and finding ways to achieve your goal of getting behind the wheel again. Here’s a glimpse into what a driving occupational therapist gets up to during a typical work day, as well as what an occupational therapy driving assessment might involve!

How can Exercise Physiology help me?

How do you know when you should be seeing an Exercise Physiologist? What exactly do they do, and how does their service differ from that of a Physiotherapist?

How NDIS Occupational Therapy services can help you reach your goals

At Ability Action Australia, our NDIS registered Occupational Therapy services are all about supporting you to obtain the best possible outcomes for you, your family and your support people. Here are three real examples where Occupational Therapy has provided the support that NDIS participants need, when they need it.

Common conditions and how physiotherapy can help

Physiotherapists are able to support people with disability to help them achieve their personal goals around their mobility, their chosen activities, and their community participation. Here are a few of the different conditions that a physio can support you with.

All about physiotherapy

Many of us associate physiotherapy with recovery from short-term illness or injury. In fact, physiotherapy is used to treat a wide range of chronic health conditions where there are problems with movement, pain or stiffness, and many of these conditions may be lifelong.

Five invisible benefits of exercise

Clinical exercise physiologists can support people living with disability using a range of exercise-based treatment.

To understand how that works however, you need to understand the different ways your body benefits from exercise!

The early years are a golden chance for intervention

Without intervention, Jack’s chances of developing relationships and his options for living independently and securing employment later on in his life would limited. Ability Action Australia’s Early Childhood Early Intervention services has helped him develop the skills he needs to take part in everyday activities.

Activities over the holidays: fine motor skills for pre-schoolers and toddlers

Now that the summer holidays are here, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to continue to support your child to practice these fine motor skills each day so that they can keep on improving the skills they need to prepare for pre-school or school. Here are 5 fun activities to do just that!

Exercise physiologists are in a league of their own

An accredited exercise physiologist (AEP) is an allied health professional with extensive training in understanding the body’s response to exercise, although people still confuse them with personal trainers. Here are some of the things that set AEPs apart from personal trainers.

Five key facts about exercise physiology

Many people have heard of exercise physiology but are hazy about exactly what it aims to achieve and how this allied health profession can improve quality of life for people living with disability.

Here are five facts about how our NDIS-registered exercise physiologists change lives for the better.

Three tips for graduates transitioning into work

As a university graduate about to enter the world of full-time work, finding the perfect place to kick your career off can be daunting. It’s important you think about how to make this a successful transition. To help you out, here are a few tips about what to look for in a company when trawling those job ads.

Multiple benefits in modifying a home

The daily life of Samantha, a 15-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, will be made easier, richer, and more fulfilling with the addition of a ramp to the front of her home. Home modifications such as these are important in underpinning the wellbeing and independence of whole families and communities.

How OT can help children and adults with autism spectrum disorder

Occupational Therapy can support children and adults with autism to improve how they communicate, play and relate to others. Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in working with people on the autism spectrum.

Top five things you should know about occupational therapy

Sometimes the “occupation” part of occupational therapy is confused with work-related treatment. In reality, OT covers all the routine things that people do like getting dressed, cooking, working, learning, writing, getting around, shopping, and more – these are all daily tasks that Occupational Therapy can support you with.

Occupational therapy in the home

At Ability Action Australia, we understand that many children respond best to therapy in familiar surroundings, and that it can sometimes be difficult to get out to one of our offices. Home-based sessions mean parents or caregivers don’t have to stop what they’re doing and can continue with their schedule, uninterrupted.

Occupational Therapy helps NDIS participants to get more out of life

Ability Action Australia provides Occupational Therapy for NDIS Participants living with a range of conditions. Each OT support plan is tailor-made to help NDIS participants bring their NDIS plan into action, maximise their independence and achieve their goals, whatever those may be.

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