Therapeutic Supports

This type of support helps the participant with the healing or recovery from medical, behavioural, physical, intellectual, or mental conditions. Therapeutic support is typically provided through professionally qualified practitioners. The aim of the practitioners is to help improve a participant’s functional skills to reach and achieve the desired goals and outcomes as agreed in their plan. Sometimes they are also involved in the assessment, diagnosis, planning and management of participant’s care.

Hiba health care provides various therapeutic supports available and have listed them below for you to understand the type of support that may help you with your needs.

Audiologists can help with hearing loss and balance with the use of hearing aids and other assistive technologies to improve the ability to communicate.

Dietitians provide help to manage diets and nutrition for people who may be affected by health conditions such as diabetes, overweight and obesity, cancer, heart disease, renal disease, gastro-intestinal diseases, and food allergies.

Exercise Physiologists aims to prevent or manage acute, sub- acute or chronic disease or injury, and assist in restoring participant’s optimal physical function, health, or wellness. The interventions are exercise-based and include health and physical activity education, advice and support and lifestyle modification with a strong focus on achieving behavioural change.

Occupational therapists focus on promoting health and wellbeing by enabling people to participate in the everyday occupations of life, such as self-care activities including showering, dressing, preparing food; productive activities such as education, work, volunteering and caring for others; and leisure/social activities, such as being part of a community group, engaging in a hobby, and being part of a friendship group. Occupational therapists play a crucial role in enabling people experiencing disability to identify and implement methods that support their participation in occupations. This may include modifying an activity or an environment.

Optometrists are experts in eye health, trained to prescribe spectacles and contact lenses and treat a range of eye conditions such as dry eye, allergies, and infections.

Orthotists/prosthetists help people increase community participation and movement through the provision of orthoses (splints and braces) and prostheses (artificial limbs) and associated clinical services to increase mobility and independence.

Osteopath helps treat physical impairments to improve movement, reduce pain and manage/treat range of physical impairments due to strains and injuries. This may include manual therapy interventions like exercise, needling, education, and lifestyle advice.

Podiatrists help people in the care of their lower limbs including the foot and ankle and may also be involved in supporting older people to reduce their risk of falling.

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour who can help people change the way they think, feel, behave, and react. Psychologists can help people deal with childhood behavioural issues, learning difficulties, trauma, and loss. Treatment can help individuals, families, and groups.

Physiotherapists help with body and its movement to treat a broad range of health conditions including sports injuries and musculoskeletal conditions as well as chronic health conditions such as diabetes, obesity, osteoarthritis, and stroke.

Rehabilitation Counsellors facilitate social, educational, and economic inclusion for people experiencing illness, injury, disability, or disadvantage. They play a critical role in the assessment, case management, counselling, and service provision to achieve employment, volunteer, or study goals.

Social workers support people to make change in their lives to improve their personal and social well-being by identifying issues, addressing change, and connecting people with support such as secure housing or family therapy.

Speech pathologists They work with people who have difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia, and hearing loss, as well as people who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely.

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