We are able to provide a comprehensive assessment for children and adults and recommendations for therapy based on the diagnosis. Our approach to therapy and education is based on established and evidence-based tools, to achieve the best outcomes. We work hard to facilitate language, developmental and functional life skills and make sure a team approach is used every step of the way.
Phone: 949 7065
Speech & Language Therapy
What do we help with?
We see children with:
- Language delay/disorder
- Articulation/sound production difficulties
- Phonology/sound system difficulties
- Dysfluency (stammering)
- Phonological awareness (pre-literacy) difficulties
- Voice problems
- Learning disabilities/ADHD/ Down Syndrome
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder)
- Feeding/swallowing problems
We see adults with:
- Aphasia (expressive and/or receptive language disorders)
- Motor speech disorders: Dysarthria and Apraxia
- Feeding and swallowing difficulties
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Voice disorders
- Executive function difficulties
- Right Hemisphere Disorder
What Is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists (OT’s) may ask, “What matters to you?” rather than, “What’s the matter with you?”
OT’s help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do, through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Occupational therapy interventions include helping children with special needs to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational therapy services typically include:
- an assessment evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
- customised intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
- an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.
Services may include evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers.
Occupational therapists have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team.
What do occupational therapists do?
Here are some examples of the kinds of work that occupational therapists do:
- Helping children achieve their developmental milestones such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
- Educating and involving parents, carers and others to facilitate the normal development and learning of children.
Rehabilitation and aged care:
- Helping clients regain or enhance their daily lives after specific events such as hip replacement or stroke.
- Assessing and modifying clients home and community environments to improve their safety and independence.
- Prescribing and educating clients and carers in the use of adaptive equipment to assist function.
- Specialist interventions in various health conditions including surgery, burns, HIV and acute mental health.
- Assessing clients’ cognition, function and psychosocial needs.
- Monitoring clients’ function and progress, prescribing adaptive equipment to ensure safety upon discharge from hospitals.
At Chatterbox, we provide physiotherapy in a clean, modern environment. We have physiotherapy services available for both adults and children of any age.
We see both private paying patients, or those referred from your doctor.
Services available for adults:
- Prevention and education advice for families and the community on how to lead a healthy lifestyle
- Postural assessments and exercises to help improve posture
- Assessments and provision of exercise programmes for sporting injuries
- Advice and treatment to help correct muscle imbalances
- Soft tissue release and sports massage therapy
- Trauma and orthopaedic support following surgery and assistance on using equipment such as walking aids
- Gait re-education
- Individualised, tailored physiotherapy programmes to help the individual meet their goals
- Spinal and peripheral joint assessments
- Advice on adjuncts to physiotherapy such as cryotherapy
- Refer patients to other members of the medical community as necessary
- Fitness classes: individual and group sessions ( The fitness class is held every Tuesday morning from 7-8 am)
Services available for children:
- Early years: Help and advice regarding positioning, tummy time, flat feet, developmental milestones, in-toeing gait and activity levels
- 5-18 years old: Advice on the recommended activity levels, growing pains, peripheral joint pain, sporting injuries, trauma and orthopaedic support following surgery, hypermobility, back pain, postural assessments, individualised exercise programmes, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation and return to sport, prevention advice and exercises, education, individual and group exercise classes (The group exercise class is held every Monday afternoon from 4-5 pm)
If you require any further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our friendly reception team on (345) 949 7065.
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts and today massage therapy is part of many physical rehabilitation programs. It has proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living.
So what is massage?
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body.
- Massage: The application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.
- Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.
- Somatic: Meaning “of the body.” This term is often used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach, as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.
There are more than 250 different types of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies. Depending on the type of therapy, techniques may include stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, pressure to the muscles and other soft tissues, passive or active movement, and/or techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. Oils, lotions, or powders may be used to reduce friction on the skin.
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine.
TYPES OF MASSAGE
Swedish massage involves working with the soft tissues and muscles in the body to help restore balance and health. It is the perfect way to both relax and energise the body and mind, by relieving muscle tension, improving circulation, and creating a sense of calm and well-being.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage helps to refresh and relax muscles, increasing the blood flow around the body. It assists the body in the elimination of toxins in sore and strained muscles, which in turn helps them to strengthen and heal. Deep tissue is great for increasing blood circulation in muscles that are underused, relieving chronic muscle tension throughout the body, and breaking down scar tissue and “knots” deep in the muscles.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a treatment based on old Ayurvedic techniques, involving work on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. Alongside relaxing and rejuvenating the receiver, it can help to reduce stress and fatigue, as well as increase mental clarity.
Thai Foot Massage
Thai Foot Massage is great for tired feet! It improves circulation and lymph movement in the feet and lower legs, and can increase flexibility. It is essentially a treatment of the lower legs and feet that involves physically stretching and massaging to open Sen (energy). There are 10 major energy lines that run throughout the body from the top of the head down to the soles of the feet (where they end as pressure points), and these lines provide a map of the whole body and its organs. When we stimulate these, we encourage the mind and body to restore its own natural, healthy balance, and keep the whole body harmonised.
Hot Stone Therapy
Hot stone massage therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation and metabolism. It promotes deeper muscle relaxation through the placement of smooth, heated stones at key points on the body. The premise behind hot stone massage therapy is that the direct heat of the stones relaxes muscles, allowing the therapist access to their deeper muscle layers. Combining hot stones with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience; the stones expand the blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. It has a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.
Baby massage is a bonding activity between parents and their children. In the most basic terms, baby massage refers to the process of stroking the muscles of an infant using a variety of specialised massage techniques. Vocalisation, eye contact, talking, singing and other communication techniques are also important components of the massage. Baby massage can help with digestion, colic, teething, pain/discomfort, sleep, and weight gain (amongst many other things) and is a wonderful way to spend time with your baby!