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ALLIED HEALTH SERVICES

 

NAPHL ALLIED HEALTH PHILOSOPHY

Northern Australia Primary Health Limited (NAPHL) is committed to a vision of a healthier future for all Australians. We do this by providing health and wellbeing services that complement the care provided by GPs and an increasing capacity to manage complex care needs.

 

NAPHL Allied Health service has a philosophy of provision of services that enhance and maintain the function of our clients within a range of settings:

  • Private practice
  • Community health
  • Outreach
  • Local in-home care
  • Telehealth

 

We have an emphasis on injury management and prevention and recovery from illness. Our team focus on healthy lifestyle and independence whether that is physically, psychologically, cognitively or socially. Our Allied Health professionals also support the management of people with disabilities from childhood to adult.

 

SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

The Allied Health team are dedicated to delivering quality programs and services to support the health and function of individuals in the Northern Queensland community. Some of our services include:

  • Assessment, diagnosis and management of health issues
  • Falls prevention
  • Group lifestyle wellness and exercise programs
  • Health education and advice
  • Meal planning and label reading
  • Weight management
  • Disease management and prevention
  • Training for carers
  • Pain management
  • Coaching and medical advice

 

WHAT DO WE PROVIDE?

All services are provided by experienced health professionals. Click the below tabs for more information on each service.

 

Service locations include:

Ayr, Bowen, Cannonvale, Cardwell, Charters Towers, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Home Hill, Hughenden, Ingham, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine, Richmond, Sarina and Townsville

  • Credentialed Diabetes Educator

    • Helps you understand what happens when you have high or low blood sugars
    • How food and exercise help you stay healthy for the future
    • Helps people who need insulin or tablets to control their diabetes
  • Dietitian

    A dietitian can help you understand how different foods play a part in your health and can provide information specific to the needs of people who experience the following:

    • Overweight or obesity
    • Malnutrition
    • Heart disease
    • Kidney disease
    • Diabetes
    • Stomach and intestinal conditions
    • Food allergies and intolerances
    • Nutritional Management of Bariatric Surgery
  • Exercise Physiologist

    An exercise physiologist can help people with exercise and eating for health. They also can:

    • Create exercise plans for people recovering from injury
    • Help people to understand exercise and how eating well can lower risks of developing diseases such as heart disease and diabetes in the future
  • My Health For Life Program

    My Health For Life - A Lifestyle Program to Get Your Health Back on Track.

     

    My health for life is a free lifestyle program available to eligible participants who want to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.

     

    Take the first step to good health and have a free health check today.

     

    Contact: NAPHL 07 4722 8766 or 13 RISK (13 7475) to learn more today!

  • Nurse Practitioner - Chronic Disease / Diabetes

    A Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive clinical care for clients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, and other related complications of diabetes.

    Clinical management and support includes:

     

    • Undertaking comprehensive, holistic health assessments  including medication history and physical assessment
    • Initiating and interpreting diagnostic tests\procedures
    • Prescribing, reviewing and optimizing medications and non-pharmacological treatments.
    • Identifying and treating chronic health conditions within scope of practice.
    • Developing and implementing management plans in conjunction with the client.
    • Referring and working collaboratively with other health professionals.
    • Exploring therapeutic options for care incorporating available evidence and client informed decision making.
    • Health promotion\disease prevention, and client education and counselling.
  • Occupational Therapist

    • Help people to live more independently at home, finding ways to make the home easier to live in
    • Help make tasks easier to complete
    • Provide access to home care and home modification equipment
    • Help children grow independent
    • Teach people ways to limit risk or falls and injury
    • Work with people who have had hand surgery to increase strength and use of their hand
    • Run exercise classes to increase strength and mobility such as wheel chair groups and Tai Chi
  • Physiotherapist

    A Physiotherapist can assess, diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health conditions and movement disorders. Treatment is aimed at repairing damage, reducing stiffness and associated pain, increasing mobility and quality of life improvement. Physiotherapy ranges from health promotion to injury prevention, acute care, rehabilitation, maintenance of functional mobility, chronic disease management, patient and carer education and occupational health.

  • Podiatrist

    • Management of nail and skin pathologies (such as abnormally growing toenails and callous formation, skin reactions…)
    • Wound management
    • Biomechanical management, including the review of walking and running styles, and orthotic prescription and review
    • Footwear review and advice
    • Foot health assessments including, diabetes foot, peripheral vascular disease, neurological,  Paediatric (Child) foot assessment and management
    • Podiatric surgeries, including in-grown toe nails

     

  • Psychologist

    We deliver effective treatments for common mental health conditions including anxiety and depression and most childhood problems. We also provide expertise in relationship problems, substance abuse, parenting issues and eating disorders.

  • Social Worker

    NAPHL social work services offer a comprehensive service in the evaluation of patients and the development and implementation of social work intervention plans.  With advanced generalist skills in relation to aged care, family counselling, critical incident management, bereavement management, discharge planning, trauma counselling and youth related issues, NAPHL social work resources bring advanced practitioner approaches and problem solving to any service.

WHO PAYS

 

Most of our services are funded at no cost to the client, but some conditions may apply.

 

Funding is available through our Outreach Allied Health Program, Medical Benefits Schedule (MBS), Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), Private Health, NDIS and private fees.

 

 

 

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REFERRAL

 

 

 

  • BROCHURES

    Allied Health

    Telehealth

  • WHO CAN REFER

    Please feel free to contact us directly to make an appointment, self refer

    or alternatively, you may wish to discuss a referral with your GP/health service provider.

     

    Ask your GP about a team care

    arrangement for improved access to

    our broad range of health professionals available

    Click below tab to choose download file.

  • REFERRAL FORMS

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CONTACT

 

Allied Health Services

Tel 07 4722 8766 | Fax 07 4421 7455

Level 4, Clinical Practice Building
James Cook University Qld 4811

 

PO Box 7780
Garbutt BC Qld 4814

 

Office Hours Monday to Friday

8.30am - 5.00pm

 

These Outreach Allied Health Programs are supported by funding from the Australian Government under the PHN Program.

Northern Australia Primary Health Limited

ABN 870 633 972 31

Tel 07 4421 7700      Fax 07 4421 7799

 

 

 

 

 

 

Level 4, Clinical Practice Building

James Cook University, QLD 4814

 

 

 

PO Box 7780
Garbutt QLD 4814

 

 

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