Dear Valued Client,
COVID-19 has presented us with an unprecedented challenge. Australians are being asked to take measures that we’ve never had to before – things like cancelling travel, not going to concerts and general social distancing.
You may be wondering how this affects your physiotherapy treatment. We at Healthfocus Physiotherapy continue to offer quality care for our patients. There are many things we are doing as professionals to minimise risk of exposure through rigorous hygiene practices and patient screening to keep you and our staff safe. So, you are welcome to come in for your treatment, subject to our screening processes.
- This includes provision of hand sanitiser in all patient areas, and we ask that you please utilise this when you enter and leave, and aim to avoid touching your face.
- If you utilise the bathroom, please wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, and dry thoroughly.
- We will greet you with a smile, however refrain from handshakes.
- We will sit a little further away for the initial part of our consultations to maintain “social distancing” as practicable.
- We will regularly disinfect common areas, including door knobs, our eftpos machine, and ipads and the front desk.
- We will disinfect all exercise equipment after each use.
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We are proud to announce to our Healthfocus community that we have passed the rigorous NDIS commission registration process to become a registered provider of NDIS Physiotherapy services.
The NDIS provides necessary funding to people with permanent and significant disability so that they may access the support and services they need to live their best life.
The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) is an independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS services and supports (ndis.gov.au).
The accreditation process, which extended over a twelve month period, evaluated all of our clinical policies and practices, patient care, and outcomes, to ensure that we were providing only the best of care to our clients. It was a process which allowed us to reflect on our procedures, further optimize our care, and ultimately ensure that we achieve the best outcome for our NDIS eligible community.
We continue to strive to assist all of our patients to achieve their goals, and love seeing them take an active role, and one they choose, within the community.
Whether it is the first steps taken, optimizing posture for day to day comfort, using a new gait aid, being able to transfer independently or maintaining strength for day to day activities our team is here to assist.
We adhere to the stringent NDIS Code of Conduct and Practice standards and look forward to helping more patients move through life.