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Five invisible benefits of exercise

From a young age, many of us are taught the basics about how our bodies and minds benefit from regular exercise. We know a good workout can control weight, strengthen muscles and bones, and improve overall stamina, as well as ease stress and anxiety and promote better sleep and relaxation. But how much do we […]

New extended onboarding delivers results

At Ability Action Australia, we’ve introduced a new and improved national onboarding program that’s already delivering benefits to our new starters and NDIS participants. ‘Ready for Action’ is a highly structured, six-week package of learning and development activities designed to support our new therapists across Australia and set them up for long-term success. What does […]

The early years are a golden chance for intervention

Jack is four years old, and before he and his family began working with Marie-Eve, one of our senior occupational therapists, he had significant delays across all areas of his development. His parents noticed that his physical skills, his language and communication, as well as his social skills and self-care skills were all limited, and […]

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

As parents and caregivers, many of you have worked with an occupational therapist during the year to help your child perform a range of important tasks, such as self-care activities at home and different types of play. Your child will have learnt to strengthen their fine motor skills so they can carry out all kinds […]

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. There really is no comparison because fitness professionals work in the sport and recreation sector, whereas AEPs work in the health sector and have wide-ranging qualifications and […]

Five key facts about exercise physiology

You may have heard of exercise physiology but be 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. What is exercise physiology? Accredited exercise physiologists […]

Three tips for graduates transitioning into work

As a university graduate you may be about to enter the world of full-time work, so it’s worth thinking about how to make this a successful transition. A real positive is that in allied health you’ve chosen a career you’re genuinely passionate about so you’re already likely to enjoy your job, and employers will welcome […]

Multiple benefits in modifying a home

The daily life of Samantha, a 15-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, will be made easier with the addition of a ramp to the front of her home, and also richer and more fulfilling. Samantha will have easier access to her day care program, where she has friends and can socialise. Relationships are one of the […]

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. What is autism? Autism spectrum disorder, or autism, is a developmental disorder characterised by difficulties with communication and social interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviours, interests and activities (including sensory processing issues). Autism is sometimes accompanied […]

Top five things you should know about occupational therapy

What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is a sought-after allied health profession that helps people more fully engage in the occupations, or activities, they find meaningful and necessary in everyday life. People with disability often find occupational therapy to be effective in making it possible to participate in the daily activities that are important to them. Sometimes the meaning of […]

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