Bupa Therapy: NDIS, Rehabilitation, Therapy and New Robotics Technology
It’s been almost a year since Bupa Therapy officially launched – and what a long way it has come!
The state-of-the-art therapy centre was completed last November and officially launched in March to help meet the growing demand for NDIS, rehabilitation and therapy services across Melbourne.
Since the centre first opened, it has focused on the delivery of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology for people living with neurological and chronic health conditions.
The centre offers multi-disciplinary therapy and coordinated care experience all under the one roof.
Operations Manager Angela Aldous says that, as the awareness of Bupa Therapy has grown, there has been an increasing number of enquiries about the centre’s services.
“Almost a year on and we have learnt a lot. We are continuing to listen to what our customers are asking for and are pivoting and flexing to their requests to best meet their needs. We continue to try and bring our model of care to life and are always looking at the feedback we get to better improve our service offerings.”
In August this year, Bupa began trialling cutting-edge robotic gait technology (known as the G-EO System) to help retrain those with limited mobility due to injury.
The robotics is designed to help muscles regain strength and for the nervous system to relearn motor skills and develop new neural pathways in the brain.
Patients are suspended from a harness and the robotic movements take the patient through the motions of walking, stair climbing and standing strongly.
Ms Aldous says that robotics can help people with neurological and orthopaedics conditions.
“The robotics system has been designed to help people with a range of conditions, including spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. It has a wide application and is also helping those with orthopaedic conditions, and where mobility and gait training is required.
“Since we introduced the G-EO robotic gait trainer, we have seen a growing demand for the service – not only from within greater Melbourne but also interstate. The activity rate has certainly increased with a 100% rise on the previous month for enquiries and uptake. We have certainly come a long way and I’m excited for what is next for Bupa Therapy in 2019. The future is bright, and the best is yet to come.”
About Bupa Therapy
Bupa Therapy provides speech pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy for adults with neurological and physical conditions, offering a “one stop therapy” experience.
The state-of-the-art facility, located in West Melbourne, Victoria, includes a rehabilitation gymnasium for individual and group therapy sessions, as well as individual treatment rooms and some of the latest rehabilitation equipment.
For bookings and appointments visit our website and we’ll be in contact to confirm an available appointment time as soon as possible. Come see members of our team at the Melbourne Disability Expo, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre at 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006 on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 9am-3pm.
Register HERE to attend the Melbourne Disability Expo, organised by Social Impact Institute, advancing the social impact of organisations and increasing access to the right advice, products and services for people with disability.