Capacity Building Centre

The centre is located at the innovation campus of Wollongong University, offering ample parking as well as multiple disability spots.

Our participants in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven can attend all of their appointments in this neuro-rehabilitation allied health therapy space. Our centre is the first of its kind in Wollongong and incorporates some of the latest technology and specialised treatment and rehabilitation equipment, including:

  • Tilt tables
  • RehaMoto
  • Virtual reality therapy
  • Dynamic stair trainer
  • Electronic parallel bars
  • Wide rehabilitation plinths
  • Splinting facilities
  • Upper limb therapy equipment
  • Easy to use hoisting equipment

Tilt tables

Tilt tables

Currently IOT has the only privately tilt tables available in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. The primary purpose of a tilt table is to provide the ability to stand to those who are unable, or find it difficult, to stand upright. The medical benefits of standing include to:

  • 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 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)

Tilt tables

Currently IOT has the only privately tilt tables available in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. The primary purpose of a tilt table is to provide the ability to stand to those who are unable, or find it difficult, to stand upright. The medical benefits of standing include to:

  • 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 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)

RehaMoto

RehaMoto

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

  • Promote 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 using 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

Virtual Reality Therapy

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 cannot be accessed with traditional therapy
  • Improved access and engagement with advanced therapeutic tools
  • Improved time management for therapeutic repetitions
  • Improved function
  • Visual feedback in various stimulating environments
  • Maximised capacity building and therapeutic frameworks at home
  • Reduced requirement for physiotherapy intervention

Participants who would benefit using 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

Virtual Reality Therapy

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 cannot be accessed with traditional therapy
  • Improved access and engagement with advanced therapeutic tools
  • Improved time management for therapeutic repetitions
  • Improved function
  • Visual feedback in various stimulating environments
  • Maximised capacity building and therapeutic frameworks at home
  • Reduced requirement for physiotherapy intervention

Participants who would benefit using 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

Dynamic Stair Trainer

Dynamic Stair Trainer

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. Our DST is the only one in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven region. It can provide 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
  • Accurately measuring the time taken to ascend/descend stairs
  • General strengthening
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving balance
  • Enhancing self-confidence on stairs
  • Progressively tracking 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

Pilates Reformer

Pilates Reformer

Pilates Pro Rehab Reformer is a purpose-built reformer that is appropriate for use by people of varying functional capabilities. Reformer Pilates can help improve and maintain overall physical fitness, leading to improved strength, flexibility and balance, movement and overall functional capacity.
One of the best things about the reformer is its versatility. The Rehab Reformer is a safe, gentle and effective way to exercise and allows you to work within your physical capabilities before progressing appropriately. Unlike other exercise equipment, which can have a singular purpose focusing on one motion or muscle group, the reformer is extremely adaptable, allowing one to perform hundreds of different exercises while standing, sitting, or lying down.

Ceiling Track Hoist with Walking Harness

Ceiling Track Hoist with Walking Harness

A Ceiling Track Hoist with Walking Harness enables participants to mobilise safely and effectively. A Walking hoist eliminates the risk of falling when an individual is standing or mobilising; this allows a therapist to improve an individual’s strength, balance, gait pattern and endurance without injury to the individual or therapist.

The ceiling track hoist is positioned above the parallel bars and along the length of the capacity building centre; these options allow for the adaption of therapy to suit the participant’s needs from early mobilisation to high-level agility, balance and return to running.

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