Early Intervention

Early intervention is key to achieving the best outcomes in physical therapy. That is why we've revolutionised physical therapy with our early intervention solution that keeps you motivated and engaged throughout your journey. 

Early intervention is a proactive approach that supports and empowers people, ensuring the best possible outcomes in various areas, including rehabilitation. Whether you were born with a disability, acquired one through a sports or workplace injury, or have suffered any kind of injury, early intervention offers timely assistance and personalised strategies that are tailored to your specific needs and goals. 

Essentially, it addresses physical challenges and promotes optimal recovery at the earliest possible stage.

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Benefits of Early Intervention

Early intervention opens up a world of positive possibilities and transformative outcomes. With targeted interventions, this approach reduces risk factors, maximises potential, prevents long-term consequences and improves overall well-being. It stands as a powerful ally that accelerates the healing or recovery process.

In a world where timely support is paramount, the importance of early intervention shines even brighter. By leveraging technology and innovative solutions, early intervention tools bridge the gap between the growing demand for specialised skills and the limited availability of professionals or services. This is also a great help for those who don’t have access to early intervention services and relevant support.

Imagine being discharged from the hospital after a stroke, eager to regain your independence, only to find that no therapist is available. Or perhaps you're faced with the challenge of not being able to find or afford the level of care you need right after your discharge. This is where the transformative power of early intervention technology steps in, offering a lifeline to those in need.

Early intervention technology becomes your trusted companion, guiding you on your journey to recovery when traditional resources may be limited. Through user-friendly apps, digital platforms and accessible tools, it bridges the gap between the support you require and the challenges you face. It empowers you to take charge of your rehabilitation, even in the absence of immediate professional assistance.

Moreover, early intervention technology breaks down barriers for those who may not have access to traditional care or are constrained by financial limitations. It democratises support, making it available to anyone seeking to optimise their recovery. Regardless of your circumstances, early intervention technology provides a pathway to progress, enhancing your well-being.

In case you have access to early intervention services, you can still use early intervention solutions and let your clinical team be part of it as well. 

Early Intervention within the NDIS

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Whilst it’s important to bear in mind that the concept of early intervention applies to anyone with a born or acquired disability, or even a serious injury, within the NDIS early intervention has a much more specific frame of reference.

Early intervention within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia is a comprehensive approach aimed at supporting children under 7 with born or acquired disabilities. The NDIS recognises the critical importance of intervening early in the rehabilitation or habilitation journey to maximise an individual's potential and improve their overall well-being.

Through early intervention with the NDIS, individuals and their families gain access to a wide range of supports, including therapy, assistive technologies and ongoing assessments. These services are designed to empower individuals, promote independence and enhance their ability to participate in their communities.

To be eligible for early intervention services within the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia, children under the age of 7 need to meet certain criteria. These criteria include:

  1. Age: The child must be under the age of 7 at the time of application.
  1. Developmental delay or disability: The child must have a developmental delay or disability that is likely to be permanent or long-term. This means that the condition is expected to last for a significant duration, generally longer than 12 months.
  1. Significant impact on functional abilities: The child's developmental delay or disability must have a significant impact on their functional abilities. This means that their condition affects their ability to participate in activities and everyday life compared to other children of the same age.
  1. Early intervention will likely reduce future support needs: The provision of early intervention services is expected to reduce the child's future support needs. Early intervention aims to support a child's development, enhance their skills, and promote their independence, ultimately leading to improved outcomes and reduced reliance on supports in the long term.

For adults with acquired disabilities, the NDIS provides different types of supports and services based on their individual needs and circumstances. The NDIS focuses on providing support to individuals with permanent and significant disabilities that impact their daily living and participation in the community.

If you have acquired a disability as an adult and require support, you may be eligible for the NDIS if you meet the following criteria:

  1. Age: You must be under 65 years of age when you apply for the NDIS.
  1. Residency: You must be an Australian citizen, a permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen who holds a Protected Special Category Visa.
  1. Disability requirements: You must have a permanent and significant disability that affects your ability to participate in everyday activities. The disability must be likely to last for your lifetime.

For more details about the eligibility requirements for early intervention, click here.

How LusioMATE Works In Early Intervention

 

LusioMATE is an exciting and innovative tool that is revolutionising the way we approach early intervention physical therapy. This unique and innovative tool can be used to supplement traditional therapy methods in early intervention programs. The system is designed to engage both children and adults in fun, interactive games that support their therapy journey. The games are tailored to the individual's needs and abilities, which makes them an effective way to target specific areas of development.

LusioMATE works by using cutting-edge technology to track the user's movements and translate them into actions within the game. This creates a highly engaging and immersive experience that is both fun and beneficial for the user. By using LusioMATE in conjunction with traditional therapy methods, users can experience a more well-rounded and effective approach to their treatment.

The LusioMATE system is also designed to be user-friendly and accessible. The games are easy to navigate and can be adjusted to suit the user's preferences and abilities. This means that even those who are new to technology can easily use LusioMATE to support their development.

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Real Stories from Our LusioMATE Users 

A Complete Winner

"You are giving wonderful customer service for such a fantastic device which will help so many. I actually tried the LusioMATE last Tuesday. My OT thought it would be worthwhile. She has one for her practice. It proved to be a complete winner with both of us. Hence, I am now buying my own through the NDIS. It is so wonderful to combine therapy and fun and also have a laugh while doing the therapy."

Kate K - Adult Stroke Survivor

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: What is early intervention, and how can it benefit me /my loved one?

A: Early intervention is paramount for ANYONE requiring rehab. Within the NDIS, early intervention supports children and adults with born or acquired disabilities. It can help to improve long-term outcomes and reduce the impact of impairment on a person's functional capacity.


Q: What types of services are available through early intervention, and how do I access them?

A: Early intervention services may include physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and more. To access these services, you can speak with your child's pediatrician or a qualified therapist who can help you determine what types of services are most appropriate for your child's needs.


Q: How can LusioMATE be used in early intervention programs, and what are the benefits?

A: LusioMATE uses interactive games and engaging content to supplement traditional therapy services. By making therapy fun and engaging, LusioMATE can help children and adults stay motivated and make progress towards reaching their functional therapy and movement goals.


Q: How can I determine if my child is eligible for early intervention services?

A: To determine eligibility, you can speak with your child's pediatrician or a qualified therapist, who can evaluate your child's development and recommend appropriate services. 

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