NDIS / Disability

At Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinics we have dedicated therapists who are experienced and passionate about assisting babies, children and adults with disabilities. Our therapists strive to assist individuals in our communities to achieve their goals and allow them to have the best quality of life.

We are able to see clients who are self-managed, plan managed and agency managed under the NDIS.
We work closely with other providers local to the area including occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychologists, doctors and specialists, therapy assistants and dieticians.

Learn more about our team:

Our physiotherapist, Laura has a special interest in helping individuals in our community to achieve their goals. Laura has seven years of clinical experience and a lifetime of personal experience. Laura completed her post-graduate training at the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and then joined the team at Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Clinics. Laura has extensive knowledge and personal experience regarding disabilities, the impact on the individuals and family’s life. Laura works with the individual and the family to best decide on treatment goals and plans.

Disabilities:

Our therapist are experienced assisting people with many disabilities including but not limited to:

  • Delayed motor milestones
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Acquired brain injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Trisomy 21/Downs Syndrome
  • Global Developmental Delay
  • Chromosomal and genetic disorders
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal Muscular Dystrophy
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Toe walking
  • Stroke
  • Cardiorespiratory conditions
  • Other physical, neurological and neuromuscular conditions
Physiotherapy Services:
  • Able to see people of all ages – babies through to adults
  • Infant assessment, development and milestone achievement
  • Goal Directed Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Gait analysis and AFO prescription
  • Equipment prescription including walking and standing frames, hoists, AFO’s and specialised bikes
  • Serial casting for calf lengthening (gastrocnemius and soleus)
  • Pre and post injections assessments (botox)
  • Pre and post-surgery rehabilitation
  • Elaine Owen AFO-footwear prescription
  • Exercise based therapy
  • Stretching and positioning programs
  • TAD Freedom Wheels local provider (quadricycle bikes and trikes)
  • NDIS Assistive Technology Reports
  • Report assessments for plan reviews
  • Updated evidence-based practice
Locations:
  • Clinic visits – Port Macquarie, Wauchope, Laurieton
  • Outreach to Kempsey 
  • Home, community, day programs and school visits Local gyms, parks and pools
Goals we can help you with
Gross motor milestones including rolling, sitting, crawling, climbing, standing, walking,
skipping, hopping, catching, kicking, balancing, running, bike riding, shoe lace tying and everything in between.
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