Exercise Physiology

By participating regularly in an exercise program designed for you by your accredited Exercise Physiologist, you can expect to improve your balance, strength, fitness and general well-being.

In addition to the exercises, an important part of our program is walking regularly. Your Exercise Physiologist will develop a walking program for you, outlining the distance to cover in your walks.

When should you refer to an Exercise Physiologist?

– Maintenance of fitness following acute physiotherapy intervention

– Lifestyle modification for clients with chronic health conditions eg diabetes, cardiac conditions, cardiopulmonary

– Difficulties with motivation or participation in exercise programs

Speech Pathology

Adapt Health Care provides clinical Speech and Language Pathologist’s who specialist in the assessment and treatment of swallowing and speech disorders associated with our aged care clients.

Speech pathologists study, diagnose and treat communication disorders, including difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. They work with people who have difficulty communicating because of developmental delays, stroke, brain injuries, learning disability, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, dementia and hearing loss, as well as other problems that can affect speech and language. People who experience difficulties swallowing food and drink safely can also be helped by a speech pathologist.

When should I refer to a Speech and Language Pathologist?

– Difficulties swallowing. Some clients my experience muscle weakness that makes clearing food and drink difficult.

– Difficulties with memory

– Difficulties with receptive (understanding) and expressive (talking) language

– Following a medical event where speech and cognition has been affected such as; Stroke or brain injury

-Degenerative neurological conditions that are affecting abilities to swallow or speak – such as; Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinsons Disease


Our psychologists have a minimum clinical master’s level training and extensive range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults.

Individual therapy sessions are usually 1 hour in length. During the first session, a thorough assessment will be conducted to allow for the development of a treatment plan. This plan will be developed in collaboration with the patient and reviewed through-out the duration of treatment.

Areas of expertise and interest:

  • Grief and loss
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Alcohol and drug dependence
  • Gambling and sex related impulse disorders
  • Disabilities and developmental disorders including, autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Chronic health conditions such as, chronic fatigue, pain and cancer
  • Relationship and family issues

Our psychologists are registered with Medicare and can provide services to medicare eligible clients.

To receive treatment through Medicare a patient must be referred by a GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician. The referring specialist must complete a detailed mental health assessment and prepare a Mental Health Care Plan before referring to a psychologist. A copy will be made of the Mental Health Plan prior to the initial therapy session.

Eligible patient can generally receive up to 12 individual services each calendar year. The referring doctor must assess the progress after the first six sessions.

We also offer home visits to most areas on the Sunshine Coast for those unable to make it to the clinic.


Dietitians improve the health outcomes and can assist in reducing the risk of falls. We can assist in reducing re admissions to hospitals and other facilities and improve quality of life. One of the primary reason for nursing home admissions is urinary and faecal incontinence and our dietitians implement dietary

Adapt Health Care offer Clinic and Home Visit appointments. We can treat and manage complex conditions including:

  • Diabetes management
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic constipation / diarrhoea
  • Weight management
  • Allergy management
  • Food intolerance/ malabsorption
  • Fluid management


Adapt Health Care provide highly experienced podiatry to ensure that all of your needs are met.

We provide a full range of Podiatry services including:

  •  clinical podiatry for all types of foot pathology including skin conditions
  •  Orthotics prescriptions
  •  Specialist diabetic and Neuro Vascular assessments
  •  Diabetic Education and Dr Comfort Footwear
  •  Nail surgery for ingrown toe-nails
  •  Multidisciplinary referral where appropriate
  •  Therapeutic foot massage


Physiotherapy aims to restore proper functioning to the body or, in the case of permanent disease or injury, to reduce the impact of any dysfunction.

We focus on ensure that our clients mobility, strength and endurance is optimised to enable independent living within their own homes.

Adapt Health Care physiotherapists are specialists in providing functional based rehabilitation to help our client achieve their goals.

Physiotherapist help with overall body movements to ensure that you have the strength and confidence to do what matters to you.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

occupational therapyOur Occupational Therapists are clinically trained problem-solvers who assist patients experiencing injury, illness or age-related problems, to carry out their everyday activities in their environment which can be at home, work or in the community.Our therapists help to maximise the functional ability and occupational performance of an individual to assist them to establish or regain a reasonable quality of life. Our goal is to help you adapt to your everyday environment, and to stay independent for as long as possible.

Our therapists strive to find the ‘best fit’ between an individual, their lifestyle and their environment. This may involve direct intervention or rehabilitation with the client, close liaison with the family or carer, advice on relevant equipment, or consideration of adaptations to the person’s home or work environment.

We often assist patients in the following areas:

  • Transitioning back into the home following hospitalisation;
  • Rehabilitation following injury, illness or surgery;
  • occupation therapy walkingAssessing and assisting with activities of everyday living such as mobilisation, showering, food preparation etc;
  • Developing strategies and structures to enable access to the community;
  • Developing strategies to enable independence and safety in the home

Our Occupational Therapists may make recommendations for the purchase and supply of aids and equipment, and provide education to adopt new approaches to assist with showering, dressing or meal preparation.

The professional advice and service provided by our Occupational Therapists regarding home modifications often allows clients to remain at home safely, independently and for a longer period of time.

For more information on our occupational therapy services, please click here or contact us.


We are committed to providing children with a caring and empowering environment where they can learn, develop and grow.

Through our clinics and mobile therapy services we make it easy for children, families and educators to access the support they need, in the environment where it will be most effective.

Our specialist paediatric team provides the following services:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Pathology
  • Psychology

We understand that the goals and needs of every child and family are different; and we are passionate in supporting children of all ages, stages and abilities including, but definitely not limited to:

  • Handwriting difficulties

  • Organisational problems

  • Learning difficulties

  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Sensory processing and self regulation

  • Executive Functions

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Fragile X Syndrome

  • Down Syndrome and other genetic conditions

  • Developmental Coordination Disorder

  • Dyspraxia



Adapt Health Care is an approved provider for:

  • Medicare
  • Helping Children with Autism
  • Better Start
  • Participating health funds

Where possible we try to bulk bill clinic based medicare referrals.

For more information see our Adapt for Kids website – www.adaptforkids.com.au