Purpose

The Capacity Building Centre (CBC) is a state-of-the-art centre for people with disabilities to attend physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and exercise physiology appointments. The experienced clinicians of IOT have access to some of the best equipment available to assist in NDIS clients building functional capacity. The capacity-building centre is an extension of the IOT allied health service and is at the innovation campus of Wollongong.

  • Tilt tables (the only ones available privately in the Illawarra)
  • RehaMoto (active/passive arm and leg trainer)
  • Virtual Reality Therapy
  • Dynamic Stair Trainer (the only one available on the east coast)
  • Electronic parallel bars
  • Wide rehabilitation plinths
  • Splinting facilities
  • Upper limb therapy equipment
  • Easy to use hoisting equipment
  • There is ample parking in P1 as well as multiple disability spots available on campus

Specific/Specialised Equipment

Currently the only privately available tilt tables in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. Providing the ability to stand to those that find it difficult or an unable to is the primary purpose of a tilt table. The medical benefits of standing include:

  • Improve and maintain bone integrity
  • Strengthen cardiovascular (heart) systems and build muscular endurance
  • Improve circulation 
  • Reduce blood pressure variations
  • Improve bowel function and regularity
  • Aid in kidney and bladder function

Participants who would benefit from tilt tabling include but are not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

This active-passive trainer helps those who have difficulty cycling (with their arms of their legs). The RehaMoto facilitates upper and lower-joint limb movement while also building strength with moderated resistance. The medical benefits of the RehabMoto include:

  • Promotion of walking
  • Reduce the consequences of lack of movement
  • Reduce spasticity
  • Activate residual muscle strength
  • Strengthen the psyche and well-being
  • Counteract fatigue

Participants who would benefit from the use of the RehaMoto include, but are not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Limited capacity to move

IOT prides itself on its ability to innovate within the disability space. IOT is currently the only physiotherapy provider in the Illawarra to offer its participants Virtual Reality (VR) Therapy. VR therapy has been well researched and has shown the following benefits to those with disabilities:

  • Improved interaction with variable and moderated environments that otherwise would not be able to access with traditional therapy
  • Improve access to advanced therapeutic tools and improve engagement
  • Improved time management regarding therapeutic repetitions and improvement of function
  • Provision of visual feedback in various stimulating environments
  • Maximise capacity building and therapeutic frameworks at home
  • Reduce physiotherapy intervention requirements throughout use

Participants who would benefit from the use of the VR headsets include, but are not limited to:

  • Autism/Aspergers Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Amputees

The Dynamic Stair Trainer (DST) is a progressive capacity-building device designed to retrain the gradual use of stair-climbing skills to regain mobility and independence. Use of the DST is the only one in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. It has the ability for stair and ramp practice. The DST can contribute to the capacity building process by:

  • Walking between parallel bars on a horizontal surface
  • Walking between parallel bars on a sloped surface
  • Climbing or descending stairs
  • Accurate measurement of the time taken to ascend/descend stairs
  • General strengthening
  • Improved circulation
  • Improving balance
  • Enhance self-confidence on stairs
  • Progressive tracking of improvement using the unique DST software

Participants who would benefit from the DST include, but are not limited to:

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Amputees

Where To Find Us

About

IOT is a group of highly experienced occupational therapists and physiotherapists, servicing the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, with extensive clinical experience who provide occupational therapy to participants in the NDIS.

Contact us

P: 02 4284 9773
E: admin@iotah.com.au