Illawarra and Shoalhaven-based allied health provider IOT has opened a rehabilitation and allied health centre in Wollongong to help people with disabilities build functionality.
IOT general manager Marie Lucas says the Capacity Building Centre is the first of its kind in the area and will provide NDIS participants with more services.
It will incorporate some of the latest technology and specialised treatment and rehab equipment, she says.
The centre offers the only privately available tilt tables in the Illawarra, virtual reality therapy, hoisting equipment, ReHaMoto active-passive training equipment and the only dynamic stair trainer available on the east coast.
The therapies are beneficial for people with a range of conditions including Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, MS, S spinal cord injuries and acquired brain injury.
“For the first time we will be able to provide a centre for people with disabilities to come and build functional capacity in a safe, inclusive environment,” she said.
“Our experienced clinicians will have access to some of the best equipment available and can assist NDIS clients to achieve better outcomes,” she added.
IOT currently has more than 30 occupational therapists, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists.
The Capacity Building Centre is located at the University of Wollongong.
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