Spinal Life Australia has joined forces with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association to deliver a new Brisbane-based physiotherapy service to support the health and wellbeing of people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities.
The new service will be based at the Association’s Bowen Hills headquarters, as part of the inclusive fitness and rehabilitation centre known as The Gym.
Spinal Life Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Powell welcomed the partnership, which will provide valuable benefits for people with a spinal cord injury or other physical disability.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to partner with Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association by pooling our resources where we can provide specialist and accessible acute physiotherapy services to our respective client and membership groups.”
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association CEO Ray Epstein said the new physiotherapy service would be a welcome addition to The Gym.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer physiotherapy services in addition to the rehabilitation, fitness programming, personal training and remedial massage therapy services we currently offer at The Gym,” he said.
“It means that local people with a disability, or regional people using the gym as part of their rehabilitation post-release from facilities such as the Princess Alexandra Hospital Spinal Injuries Unit, will have access to a comprehensive range of integrated services to support their health and wellbeing.
“This is an exciting new chapter in our shared commitment with Spinal Life Australia to improving the lives of Queenslanders with a disability.”
The physiotherapy service will be offered on a fee-for-service basis, which may be covered through private health funds.
Spinal Life Australia will coordinate the appointment of the new physiotherapist and is calling for applications for the initial 12 month full-time contract position.
Click here to read the position description and job criteria.