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IOT opens state-of-the-art centre designed for people with disabilities

A new state-of-the-art Capacity Building Centre has recently opened to help people with disabilities to build their functional capacity and lead fuller lives. practice behind This Centre is the only one in the Wollongong region and IOT is the innovative allied health practicebehind this new space

The Capacity Building Centre is a neuro-rehabilitation allied health therapy space incorporating some of the latest technology and specialised treatment and rehabilitation equipment.

General Manager of IOT, Marie Lucas, said the Centre is the first of its kind in Wollongong and will allow us to offer greater services for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants.

“We have been providing services to NDIS participants of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven districts since 2017.”

For the first time, centre for we will be able to provide a centrefor people with disabilities to come and build functional capacity in a safe, inclusive environment. They will also have access to state-of-the-art technology and facilities to help them improve their quality of life.

Our physios, OT’s and EP’s work as a team to ensure each client is well looked after and is provided with world-class service” she said.

The IOT team has rapidly grown to over 30 highly experienced occupational therapists, physiotherapists and exercise physiologists, servicing the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, whose industry best practice and the latest technology and approaches to solve client challenges.

They pride themselves on their ability to innovate within the disability space and are dedicated to client-centred outcomes.“We support participants to achieve their goals and designed this Centre with their needs in mind,” Ms Lucas said.“

Our experienced clinicians will have access to some of the best equipment available and can assist NDIS clients to achieve better outcomes,” she added.

The staff work closely with each client to understand their needs, create and deliver a tailored care and action plan, and provide appropriate careand treatment to help them get more out of life. They also collaborate with support coordinators, carers and family members to ensure clients can achieve their goals.

The Capacity Building Centre is located on the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus.

Further details are available at

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