Introducing the new Springboard 2.0
What is Springboard?
Brain Injury SA has revitalized Springboard, a program that offers effective community-based therapy to people with acquired brain injury (ABI) and neurological disorders.
Springboard is run by experienced allied health professionals and aims to support a successful transition back into life and the community.
Our focus is helping you to achieve your goals.
An important element of Springboard is that we support both the participant and their families.
Participants may undertake physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and group sessions that are tailored to their individual goals.
The program is divided across four intensive and meaningful stages. The length of each stage is determined by the participant’s needs and goals.
Who can access Springboard?
Springboard is designed for people who have sustained an ABI or have a neurological disorder.
Why should I participate in Springboard?
Simply put, Springboard can help you in every facet of your life.
The program will be tailored to your goals, helping to improve your physical, cognitive, communication and life skills, encouraging greater independence and self-confidence.
Springboard can help you to return to work, volunteering and your hobbies, as well as increase your social participation.
We will work with you and your family to support your successful transition back into life and the community.
Who runs the program?
We have an expert team of specialists, including neurological physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and therapy assistants.
The program has been further enhanced by the presence of allied health students, through our partnerships with South Australian Universities.
Where is Springboard held?
Sessions are held at Brain Injury SA offices at 70 Light Square in Adelaide, in clients’ homes or in the community setting.
Yes. If you have an NDIS plan that requires therapy, we can support you through Springboard.
If you would like more information about Springboard, please contact Brain Injury SA:
Telephone 08 8217 7600
Country callers 1300 733 049
Mark Payne: Springboard Program Participant
Mark Payne is a Springboard Program participant, who joined after suffering a stroke in 2011.
“My stroke physically affected my right side, with some paralysis, as well as difficulties with walking, my speech and general communication. This in turn led to difficulties with my personal care, mobility and depleted strength made everyday life extremely difficult.”
“I felt very down and out before being given the opportunity to join Brain Injury SA’s Springboard Program. It has helped me with my speech, and simple things like learning how to remember people’s names.”
“The Springboard program has not only helped me with the physical and speech challenges I faced, but importantly it has given me a network of others who are in the similar situation, and we are all learning from each other. My situation can happen to anyone.”