Unit 4-6, 31 Archer St Carlisle WA 6101
ph. 08 6109 2938
We are a Telethon beneficiary, Not for Profit charitable organisation located in Perth, Western Australia, that provides intensive therapy, multi-disciplinary evidence based rehabilitation programs for children and young adults with neurological conditions and injuries to improve quality of life and meaningful participation. The Healthy Strides Foundation is an ACNC registered not-for-profit health promotions charity with tax deductible gift status.
Dear friends and families of Healthy Strides,
We are so excited to be able to welcome families back! We are ready to go and get back to doing what we love and do best. Thank you for your patience and equally, your excitement in coming in to see us. We are so proud to be West Australian - to be able to live in a state that is safe, where restrictions have been able to be lifted far sooner than anticipated.
Healthy Strides will be recommencing services from June 2020. In saying this, we remain cautious and will continue to monitor and keep up to date with the latest recommendations.
Presently, we will continue to implement some key precautions to keep everyone safe. This includes:
1. Limiting the number of people attending the session. Each child can be accompanied by only one adult/parent/carer/support worker and no siblings can attend. This is to ensure that we can maintain the space needed for each session as well as to enable our team to monitor what needs to be cleaned and in turn, complete our cleaning regimen both during and after each session. If there are additional people with you, there are some options. We have set up an additional waiting area with limited seats (due to the space) in the foyer, just outside our clinic. There are also cafes close by, many within walking distance. Parks and playgrounds close to us are also open and may be great for siblings who want to use up some energy!
2. Prior to entering our clinic rooms, please use the hand sanitiser provided by the sink or wash your hands with the soap provided.
3. Cancelling and rescheduling sessions (if notice is given by 3pm on the previous day) if the child or family member/support worker attending the session shows any signs of being unwell. This includes a runny nose, sneezing, coughing or elevated temperature. By doing this, we can ensure that anyone coming through our doors will be in an environment where they can be confident that all necessary precautions are made particularly for children who may be more vulnerable to respiratory infections.
Please contact us if you have any questions about these precautions.
We thank you for your understanding and look forward to being able to safely continue to provide therapy that is held to the highest standard.
Dr Dayna Pool
We specialise in Intensive Therapy services - research backed and evidence based services only!
This award is given to outstanding evidence based clinical innovation and education promotion and teamwork within an Allied Health private practice for the Australian paediatric population and their families. The Healthy Strides Foundation was recognised for our work in 2019.
Our Kindy Moves research project is funded by Telethon7 Perth. We are proud to have been a beneficiary in 2018/19 and are continuing our innovative research project throughout 2019/20. We are indebted to the generosity of the WA public and Telethon 7 Perth.
We provide individualised goal directed intensive therapy programs (in 3 week, 6 week blocks, along with a custom duration program option) for children and young adults with neurologically based conditions and injuries. This includes people with cerebral palsy, acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Increasingly, research supports the effectiveness of focused and specific activity based interventions. This is the basis of motor learning and neuroplasticity where it is understood that consolidated mass practice of specific tasks has the potential to change neurological pathways. Interventions based on this principle are known as Activity Based Rehabilitation.
Embracing principles of neuroplasticity through Activity Based Rehabilitation approaches has the potential to improve each person's ability as well as to importantly, increase participation in life situations whether that be at home, school or community.
All of our Activity Based Rehabilitation programs are delivered three times per week over the three to six week period. In some instances, more frequent sessions are warranted and in these cases, families do have this option if required.
The frequency of intervention is based on current research, our years of clinical experience and our own research in Activity Based Rehabilitation.
Engaging in short periods of focused programs also has the benefit of planning ahead so that therapy can fit around the person and family. Whilst intensive therapy is important for optimising skills and participation, it needs to be manageable so that families can balance work, school, family time and fun!
NB. The custom program option will provide a varied session frequency and can be discussed at the initial assessment.
We are now able to offer Speech Pathology in a multi-disciplinary environment. Available as both a Plus or Pro option in addition to your Intensive Therapy program, we see this as another element that completes a holistic approach to therapy provision - please visit our dedicated Speech Pathology portal for all the latest information.
Please consult our team for details on a bespoke program, which may incorporate specified portions of the 4 programs above for a custom duration.
Please use the form above to contact us directly with any general questions, comments, or scheduling enquiries you may have.
Unit 4-6, 31 Archer Street, Carlisle WA 6101, Australia
Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm