Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic specialises in NDIS services for children and adults living with a disability, including therapeutic supports, capacity building and improved daily living services. Targeting improvements in functional capacity, health and well being, mobility, strength and stamina - to reach your goals and ambitions.
Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic provides pivotal capacity building solutions, care and resources for children and adults living with disabilities in Melbourne and Regional Victoria.
Our highly experienced and innovative team brings together a range of specialised improved daily living and wellness services designed to empower NDIS participants with substantially improved healthcare, independence, and quality of life. Download our brochure that briefly explains our assessment services.
*UPDATE* 01/09/21 - As an essential service, we are open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.
"I am so grateful to Simon for not immediately placing me [as others have - all my life] in his 'too hard basket' [due to my significant physical disability] the day I presented myself off the street, to his Clinic! In fact, I learned very quickly, Simon does not even have a 'too hard basket' ... for anyone!
In four (4) months of attending the Melbourne Sports & Allied Health Clinic, my physical strength; overall fitness; activities of daily living functionality and, my mental health - have all improved beyond what I even thought would be possible!
I'm not stopping my attendance at the Clinic any time soon!" Mary
The following services are funded under the NDIS:
Exercise Physiology – advising participants on exercise methods to:
increase functional capacity & resilience
reduce injury and chronic disease risk with targeted risk assessments & exercise programs
provide exercise therapy & exercise rehabilitation to reduce the impact of disability
increase feelings of wellness and confidence with development of mobility, fitness & strength
Assessments - measuring mobility; balance; strength; stamina; body composition; health and injury considerations.
Physiotherapy – facilitate therapies to restore mobility, and assess specific functional needs
Occupational Therapy – facilitate assessments of the participants home, & assistive technology needs
Dietetics - provide participants with nutritional advice and meal plans
Getting started with an individualised assessment
During our first meeting with NDIS participants, we establish a strong understanding of the participants desires and goals, and then develop the most effective action plan of individual or combined services to improve health, wellbeing, functional capacity, and daily living skills.
To ensure that intervention methods are targeted to individual needs, we are extremely well resourced with high precision technology and expertise, to provide individualised assessments with the capacity to quantify, and subsequently mitigate:
movement and mobility characteristics
pain and discomfort
muscle and joint dysfunction
symmetry between left and right limbs
anatomical & physiological limitations & capacity
risk of trips/falls/injuries
risk of developing chronic diseases or other co-existing complex conditions
Once assessed, the high precision and robust data is interpreted, and the findings put into practice with the most appropriate level and frequency of service/s.
3D walking gait analysis
Walking dysfunction: (1) Identify the problem, (2) understand the cause, and (3) develop an effective action plan to improve movement patterns and reduce falls & injury risk (2min video).
3D wheelchair gait analysis
Identify wheelchair user technique faults and educate on methods to improve efficiency whilst reducing arm and shoulder injury risk (30sec video)
Information for NDIS participants on developing your first plan