Therapy

  • Jobs for life

    • May 2021

      3 mins

    With an increasing number of South Australians with disabilities receiving NDIS funding, the demand for services has never been higher – good news for people working within the sector, but bad news for disability service providers reeling from a shortage of new recruits. It’s a dilemma shared by many organisations, including HenderCare, which has been

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  • Dietetics with Natalie

    • March 2021

      3 mins

    Dietetics is best described as the provision of nutrition, assessment, intervention, and ongoing supports and involves a number of factors, include the management of both nutrition intake and any also medical conditions a service recipient may have. In terms of nutrition, Natalie explained the importance of medical nutrition therapy which can include the diagnosis of malnutrition,

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  • Swallowing Awareness Day 2021

    • March 2021

      2 mins

    The day focuses on the swallowing condition of Dsyphagia, where people who suffer with the condition may experience symptoms including, difficulty with sucking, swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, or protecting the lungs from food and drink. This year’s theme is Dysphagia: A difficult diagnosis to swallow. Up to a million Australians can suffer with the condition

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  • So, why is strength training important? In technical terms, muscle strength refers to the ability of a muscle or muscle group to exert maximal force against a resistance. Strength often acts as the foundation to which other skills are built upon. It is difficult to have great mobility or balance if the muscles required for

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  • We spoke with HenderCare’s RN Clinical Educator, Teresa Barter, about the importance for setting healthy goals in the new year to maintain a consistent and balanced lifestyle. Teresa says she wants to remind people that making positive changes to your health and lifestyle does not require massive (and often daunting) changes, but rather small steps

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  • Purchasing PPE with NDIS funding

    • January 2021

      3 mins

    Here at HenderCare we understand COVID-19 has changed the way many of us go about our daily lives. For so many NDIS participants, particularly those living in areas with active COVID-19 cases, it has become increasingly important Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is easily accessible to ensure protection for both participants and workers. The NDIA have

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  • This month we recognise Sensory Processing Awareness Month. The month is about educating others on what sensory processing disorder is (SPD)

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  • Occupational therapists play a vital role in supporting those with a disability and older people; they help people to maintain and improve their independence and physical safety in some of life’s daily activities. We sat down with one of HenderCare’s occupational therapists, Rachel, to discuss in more detail what occupational therapy involves. What is occupational

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  • We recently sat down with HenderCare’s Senior Physiotherapist, Varisha to discuss how her skills assist older people and those living with a disability to reach their goals. What is physiotherapy? Physiotherapy involves the use of physical techniques to help improve a range of health indicators including movement, strength, balance and gross motor skills. As a

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  • R U OK Day

    • September 2020

      4 mins

    Today we acknowledge as R U OK? Day here in Australia. It’s about encouraging those often difficult conversations around our mental health and to make sure we check in with the ones we care about. We spoke with HenderCare psychologist, Branka Radovanovic, about the impact of such a simple question and how to ensure we

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