Three quarters through 2019 already!? September was an exciting month for Specialised Health. Other than continuing rehabilitation programs, prioritising communication, weekly staff meetings and publishing education pieces, we introduced our sister company Reva Wellness!
You know already that Specialised Health specialises in occupational conditioning programs – guiding the client’s fitness to return to work and life, and keeping them there.
Reva Wellness is focused on prevention!
We offer corporate wellness programs to improve employees’ health and wellbeing which is associated with improved morale, increased productivity and less sick days!
To stay up to date you can have Reva Wellness at your fingertips here:
…Back to the rest of the month!
In case you missed any of Specialised Health’s online posts and emails you can click the links below to access the original articles:
Read a summary of the current understanding of what Persistent Pain is, the number one mistake support parties can make when trying to support and educate the client and the top two ways exercise helps!
Q: Do you have any exercise strategies you would recommend for a weight management program for patients who have a disorder of executive function, depression and social anxiety?
Executive Function can be compromised in numerous conditions such as ADHD (hyperactive and inattentive), learning disabilities. stroke, Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, anxiety, fatigue and brain injuries.
For client’s with these conditions, it is often not about WHAT type of exercise is prescribed but more so HOW it’s prescribed.
- Goal setting
- Exercise prescription
🐱👤 Dual qualified Occupational Therapist and Accredited Exercise Physiologist
🍗 Food – Cotolette (Italian chicken cutlets – my mum’s is the best of course!)
🏋️♀️Exercise – High resistance weights. I was amazed with the level of the strength I was able to build in my own body.
🍌Fact – Bananas are classified as berries!
💏 Fiction – The Notebook
💪 Exercise Myth Buster – Women will get bulky lifting weights (Not!) – so many of my friends didn’t believe it, so I proved it within myself.
Read more about Luisa here
This Month in Social Media
Favourite Social Media Posts
The most popular posts across the platforms were:
“Divine is the task to relieve pain” – Hippocrates
BENEFITS OF HYDROTHERAPY:
– Less weight/less pressure
– Easier movements
– Relaxing water temperature for sore muscles
– Hydrostatic pressure, supporting blood flow.
⚠️ Don’t spend too long in there as it can be easy to overwork!!
Behind the Scenes
- Management of headaches
- The role of Mindfulness in rehab and wellness
- Reducing training volume for a client with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder / Body Dysmorphia
Focus Areas for September
Each week during Team Meetings we discuss what the biggest areas are which we’re going to focus on and improve as a company. This month we looked at:
- How to comment more specifically on work capacity
- Progress reporting – what are the important points to showcase
- The importance of case conferencing and building relationships with GPs
- Writing shorter reports