Social Work

Written by Sarah Wattie

At Alliance Rehabilitation, we emphasise the importance of delivering an interdisciplinary approach to recovery. Part of our interdisciplinary team is Social Work. Social Work is fundamental to the treatment and support provided to our participants, in all areas of recovery, i.e. Stroke rehabilitation, Acquired Brain Injuries, mental health, dementia, disability etc., by focusing on a holistic approach to care, in the context of physical, social and cultural environments. Social Workers thrive to improve overall human wellbeing, by identifying and addressing structural and systemic issues that may impact on an individual’s social and emotional health. Further, Social Workers are employed in various roles, such as counselling, policy, community engagement and development, advocacy, case management, research and education.


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Achieving goals and participating in high level mobility activities in young adults!!!!

Written by Blair Hunt

According to Brain Injury Australia (BIA) about 700,000 Australians have an acquired brain injury. 3 out of every 4 people with an acquired brain injury are under the age of 65 and half of those are aged between 15 and 34 years old.

 

An acquired brain injury refers to any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. This may include Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or non-Traumatic Brain Injury. These types of injuries may result in physical, sensory, cognitive, behavioural or emotional/psychological impairments and can result in further medical conditions. One category of activities that can be reduced, even to the point of no longer able to perform, is high-level mobility activities.


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