Better Rehab is an NDIS-registered occupational therapy service in Melbourne for people of all ages and from all medical backgrounds. Our clients range from children with speech or development delays to adults living with neurological or physical conditions, or recovering from an accident or illness.
Our caring team is dedicated to helping each of our clients to maintain their independence and live a rich and fulfilling life, whatever their physical limitations.
We work with each individual to develop a customised support programme, which may include therapy, assistive technology, home or vehicle modifications, or exploring supported accommodation.
Our clients in Melbourne seek out our occupational therapy services for a number of reasons. They may need more support at home after a history of falls, or they may be living with an ongoing medical condition or injury that impacts on their daily life. Whatever the reason, we provide assessment and support on an individual basis for as long as it is needed.
Our occupational therapists use techniques based on the latest evidence-based research to improve upper limb function after a stroke. This therapy helps our clients regain mobility and strength, as well as increasing confidence.
We also offer other rehabilitation techniques and therapy for clients living with a range of neurological conditions, helping them to improve their quality of life and regain independence.
Better Rehab therapists can also prescribe manual and power drive wheel chairs, as well as carry out seating assessments and determine any needed modifications to improve comfort or functionality.
We can also make recommendations for assistive technology and home modifications to make your home safer and everyday tasks easier. This may include redesigning kitchens and bathrooms, adding non-slip mats, and installing ramps and rails.
Our occupational therapists can also complete functional capacity assessments for SIL or SDA applications, and we work with our clients to assist them in the transition when they move to supported living accommodation.
Speech Pathology in Melbourne
Our speech and language pathologists work with children and adults who have communication difficulties for any number of physical or neurological reasons.
Our therapists create a customised support program for each individual, which may include sound articulation, developing the use and understanding of language, improving social communication and fluency, and boosting confidence.
Speech and language delays and disorders may have a number of causes, including physical impairments such as a cleft palate or tongue-tie, brain injury, stroke, developmental delay, or autism.
We evaluate each individual to assess their level of speech or language difficulty, and develop a unique program to improve fluency and communication. We may also advise the use of assistive and alternative communication methods such as sign language or speech-generating devices.
Physiotherapy in Melbourne
Our physiotherapists provide a wide range of services to help our clients improve their mobility, strength, flexibility, coordination, and posture in everyday life and activities.
Mobility restrictions may be caused by neurological conditions such as stroke, motor neurone disease, or multiple sclerosis, or they may occur after an accident or illness. Rehabilitation can help you to regain muscle strength and balance, manage pain, and improve your independence and quality of life.
Falls at home can lead to serious injuries. If you have a history of falls due to impaired balance or other medical conditions, our physiotherapists can carry out a risk assessment to identify hazards at home, and advise you on how to prevent future falls. We can also help you to improve your balance through a training programme that will help you move around your home more confidently.
We can also assess your gait and mobility while walking, and prescribe the use of walking aids if necessary.
Driving Assessments in Melbourne
Following a medical condition such as a stroke, or an accident which impacts your physical or cognitive function, your ability to drive safely may be affected.
We can carry out driving assessments to make sure you’re safe to get back on the road, and provide driver rehabilitation if necessary.
We will also assess your vehicle to make sure it’s set up correctly for your needs, and suggest modifications to meet your physical requirements.
Get in touch with us to find out more, or with any questions you might have about our services.