By Allied Health Assistant Georgina Locke
Have you ever wondered how you can increase the amount of therapy you are receiving to help you achieve your goals? Are you struggling with the self motivation to do your therapy homework? Do you feel your funding won’t stretch to give you what you think you need?
Using an Allied Health Assistant (AHA) is a cost-effective way to increase the intensity of therapy to assist you in reaching your goals. Treatment can focus on your upper limb, mobility, balance or strength and fitness just to name a few. An AHA we can run a tailored program set up by a lead therapist (Physio or OT) for a block of therapy which means you can still get regular input or increase your your session frequency.
Funding can often be the issue around increasing therapy for both NDIS and non NDIS participants. Using an AHA is a cost effective way of increasing your intensity of practice or continuing your therapy longer.
My name is Georgie, and as an AHA here at ARC, I have had the pleasure of working alongside and learning from therapists from all disciplines including Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Exercise Physiology. The use of an AHA has been and continues to be very beneficial for a variety of my clients, whether it be to increase intensity of therapy or to stretch NDIS funds further both in the clinic or we can visit you in your home or community.
Being an AHA here at ARC has also given me amazing experience to kick start my career and pursuit to become a qualified physiotherapist. Having completed a Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Sydney in June last year, I began working at ARC in a split role between the clinic and in the community. This has given me a huge opportunity to learn from and work with experienced therapists. I thoroughly enjoy working with such a variety of clients who all have such different goals and helping them work towards achieving them is highly rewarding!
If you are thinking that using an AHA might help you, ask your lead therapist today!