A therapy service that helps people to embrace life after brain injury.
This Service is for:
Our therapists work together to help you reach your goals. We can work with you in our clinics, the community, your home or on telehealth.
Rewire Therapy Services:
Occupational therapists (OTs) work to improve or maintain a person's independence, comfort, safety and participation in daily activities. OTs work with the you and your family to help achieve your goals and adjust to changes in life roles. We can focus on any activity you need or want to do.
We can assist you with:
- Equipment and home modifications
- Hand and arm movement
- Self-care (Showering/toileting)
- Community access and public transport
- Thinking, memory and fatigue
- Shopping, cooking, cleaning
- Volunteering and paid work
Physiotherapists work with you to improve your physical abilities and achieve your physical goals.
Physiotherapists can help with:
- Physical injury
- Improve movement
- Reduce risk of further injury
Speech pathologists help people improve communication and swallowing. We communicate every day in different ways to connect with others and build relationships.
Speech pathologists help people with:
- Reading and writing
- Swallowing (eating and drinking)
Psychologists help people to improve and maintain their mental health and general wellbeing. People choose to see a psychologist for many different reasons, and it does not mean that there is something wrong with them.
Psychologists can help people:
- Adjust to changes after brain injury
- Manage emotions and feelings
- Goal setting and future direction
- Substance use
- Improve their wellbeing and work towards their goals in a range of ways
Food is important for our body, brain and wellbeing. Our Dietitian will get to know you, your needs and goals because everyone is different. The Dietitian will help you learn about nutrition and what is best for you.
Allied Health Assistants work alongside Allied Health Professionals including:
- Occupational Therapists
- Speech Pathologists
Allied Health Assistants help people achieve their goals by using a program made by your therapist following assessment. This is updated when needed.
Brain Injury SA can help you set up Telehealth on a device. Meaning sessions can be online from your home. You can use a tablet, smart phone or personal laptop/computer. It needs a camera, microphone and internet connection.
Telehealth may not work for everyone. Our therapists can help you decide if it is right for you.
Telehealth Participant Instructions:
Why do therapy in a group?
Being in a group is a good way to:
- Share experiences with others
- Celebrate achievements together
- Make therapy more enjoyable and fun
How do therapy groups work?
Brain Injury SA (BISA) runs groups based on a particular interest or need. Groups have a focus e.g.
- Increasing upper limb use
- eating well
- preparing for employment
- fun fitness
Groups are run by our therapists. Some groups are for a set number of sessions, others are regular.
What is the Cost?
The cost can change depending on the group. In line with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rules, the cost is calculated by how many people attend and the total cost of running the group. A likely cost can be provided to you before you join a group. Costs may vary from week to week unless a program of support has been agreed with you.
A program of support commits you to attend a number of sessions for an agreed price provided to you before the program starts.
What Therapy Groups Are Currently Available?
Our groups change over time based on our participants needs. If you have a special interest chat to your therapist. BISA can also tell you about planned or current groups you may be interested in or would help with your goals.
Brain Injury SA (BISA) support students who are studying an Allied Health degree at university. Our students are often in their last year of university and are supported by a BISA therapist.
Our participants can work with students if they choose.
Benefits of students include:
- New ideas and approaches
- Reduced fees
- Group based activities
- Latest research
- New resources
- Be aged 16 or over
- Have an acquired brain injury
- Have a funding source
Funding sources include the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Lifetime Support Scheme, ReturntoWorkSA (RTWSA), self-funding and insurance agencies.
Make a Referral
Rewire referrals can be made online:
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