Montrose Therapy and Respite ServicesMontrose Therapy and Respite Services

Therapy Services

We have a diverse range of therapy services to suit all ages, abilities and goals.

Living a satisfying, happy life means something different to everyone. Our experienced and friendly teams customise a plan to suit your needs, help you get the most out of your life and get you ready for times of change or adjustment.

You can visit us in one of our service centres or we can come to you in your home or community-based location. Service Centres are available on the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane North and Brisbane South and Townsville. From early intervention to adult and family support, we’re there to help with expertise in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology and social work.

 

- Physiotherapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech pathology
- Psychology
- Social work
- Therapy in schools
- Funding options

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy helps improve your balance, coordination and strength through tailored therapy, exercises and informed advice. Our therapists will work with you to help you meet your movement, mobility needs and gross motor goals.

They can assist you with:

  • Coordination, strength and flexibility
  • Selection, assessment and prescriptions for mobility equipment, such as a wheelchair, walker or standing frame
  • Exercises to improve your posture and help control your movement
  • Advice on how to physically assist someone
  • Reaching age-appropriate milestones such as running, hopping and riding a bike
  • Respiratory interventions, including exercises and equipment prescription
  • Assessments and comprehensive reports with recommendations
  • Training programs for parent/guardian, carer/support workers and educational staff

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Occupational therapy

Our team of occupational therapists help you to build the skills and confidence to take part in everyday activities. They can help you break down challenging activities into manageable tasks and gradually build on your strengths.

They can assist you with:

  • Selection, assessment and prescriptions for mobility equipment, such as a showerchair, hoist, and pressure relief mattresses
  • Home, vehicle and environment modifications to help you live as independently as possible
  • Activities of daily living such as improving skills in dressing, eating, toileting or washing
  • Getting the sensory input (hearing, sight, touch, etc.) right. Some people can find it hard to concentrate when there is too much or not enough stimulation and we help find that balance.
  • Reaching age-appropriate milestones such as sitting, reaching and grabbing, or learning to use a cup and spoon
  • Improving fine motor skills to help with regular activities such as drawing, writing and cutting
  • Assessments and comprehensive reports with recommendations
  • Training programs for parent/guardian, carer/support workers and educational staff

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Speech pathology

The Speech Pathology team specialises in assisting children and adults who have difficulty with speech, reading, language, communicating and swallowing.

They can assist you with:

  • Your ability to communicate with others including alternative communication techniques
  • Specialised communication aids and resources to help you communicate successfully
  • Developing verbal and literacy skills
  • Mealtime assistance when eating is difficult or you have a fussy eater
  • Comprehensive reports of communication assessments with recommendations
  • Training programs for parent/guardian, carer/support workers and educational staff

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Psychology

Psychologists work with children and their families to promote psychological wellbeing and positive and effective behaviour.

They can assist you with:

  • Assessments in areas of intelligence, learning, attention deficit/ hyperactivity, executive function difficulties and memory
  • Managing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger and adjustment to disability
  • Parenting strategies when children present with challenging behaviours
  • Managing sleep difficulties in childhood
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Developing self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improving relationship and communication skills
  • Use of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and/ or Art Therapy to explore challenging emotions and behaviours

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Social work

Our Social Workers are there to support you and your family. Sometimes people just need some helpful advice and a little extra support during times of change.

They can assist you with:

  • Accessing community resources such as government benefits, housing, respite
  • Helpful books and practical resources
  • Advocacy and consultation with other service providers such as schools, support agencies and hospitals
  • Confidential counselling and support for children and families in areas such as adjustment and change, loss and grief, self-esteem, stress management and coping strategies, parenting strategies, relationship issues
  • Facilitating peer support and networking

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Therapy in schools

We provide support in schools for students with a disability through the Department of Education and Training Non School Organisations (NSO) Program. Funded supports include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology. Our therapy team will work with educational staff to assist students to meet their educational outcomes.

The type of support can include:

  • Advice on physical access to the school environment including school camps, excursions and off campus activities
  • Advice on specialist equipment, manual handling, and modifications to provide an accessible learning environment
  • Assessment, advice, and therapy programs for fine motor skills (writing and typing), gross motor skills (musculoskeletal, mobility, pain and fatigue management), speaking, expressing and understanding language, early literacy skills, written language (sentence construction, paragraph, and assignments), sensory issues, auditory processing disorder (in conjunction with audiologists)
  • Information and training for staff around specific diagnoses
  • Assistance in the development of educational support plans including curriculum modifications (e.g. PE, Art, Home Economics)

Some students may require additional support beyond the NSO funding. Montrose is able to provide additional services for schools or families on a fee-for-service basis. Our fee-for-service supports can also include psychology and social work in the areas of:

  • cognitive and learning assessments
  • behavioural management advice
  • social, emotional support

NSO funded

 

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Funding options

Many of our services are provided at no direct cost to you through our funding arrangements with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services and the Department of Education and Training Non-School Organisations program. Access to those services is based on eligibility criteria but there are many other funding options available including:

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) – when available in your area
  • Better Start initiative
  • Medicare (Chronic Disease Management)
  • Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
  • Individual Support Packages
  • Private health insurance with gap-only payments via HiCAPS
  • Medicare (Allied Health Services for people of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander descent)
  • Self-funded

You can also use our fee for service option, which allows you to pay directly for the services you use. Download our fee schedule here.

To book an appointment or chat with one of our team members contact us on 1800 193 362.

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