In partnership with Mineral Resources Limited and the Channel 7 Telethon Trust, The Healthy Strides Foundation has established a world class new technology centre of excellence with the introduction of an Australian-first paediatric rehabilitation program to be known as Stride Zero G.
The program utilises the groundbreaking advanced rehabilitation technology known as ZeroG - a gait and balance system for use in paediatric intensive therapy environments. ZeroG protects children from falling while providing sophisticated, advanced dynamic body weight support.
For the first time in Western Australia, children will be able to confidently learn and practice walking and balance skills with no barriers. Stride Zero G has been the missing link in rehabilitation practices, providing the combination of current science and state of the art technology to create a bridge between therapy and real life.
This program is designed to follow from the STRIDE program to generalise the new skills that have been gained. Each session is 2 hours in duration, occurring three times a week over four weeks in total.
This program is delivered by credentialed therapists who are highly experienced in the specialised methods and techniques of locomotor training.
Prior to commencing the program, a physiotherapist will assess and work collaboratively with each individual/family to set the goals that will shape the individualised program. Locomotor training may include several different methods of training such as partial body weight support, overground walk training and the use of neuroprosthetics (functional electrical stimulation devices that help activate muscles during walking).
The number of therapists that are required to provide the training safely for specific positioning and facilitation techniques will also be determined at the initial assessment.
This intensive therapy program involves 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks.
For children and young adults who rely mainly on wheelchairs or walking frames during the day, 2 therapists will provide the training in each session. Over 90% of our clients are suitable for the 6 week program, please contact us for any bespoke/customised versions of STRIDE.
The use of video games and sensors provides an opportunity to achieve the required repetition to learn or relearn new skills. Our Reach program uses new technology that focuses on active hand, elbow and shoulder movement to promote skills that are needed for everyday activities.
Prior to commencing the Reach program, an initial assessment with the occupational therapist will occur. This involves the establishment of goals to shape an individualised program. Specialised treatment modalities such as functional electrical stimulation may also be utilised in the Reach program to assist muscles to contract during specific skills practice.
This intensive program involves 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks. Over 90% of our clients are suitable for the 6 week program, please contact us for any bespoke/customised versions of REACH.
Activate is a task specific training program that is based on principles of motor learning. It is individualised - focusing on specific skills that are needed and important for a person’s day to day functioning.
Sometimes a period of focused attention and training on skills that are needed for everyday activities is required. This may include skills such as sitting balance, standing balance, standing transfers and high level gross motor skills (e.g. running, jumping or negotiating kerbs).
Specialised equipment and functional electrical stimulation (to either activate muscles or to draw awareness to a specific part of the body) may be used to facilitate the training. Prior to commencing the Activate program, an initial assessment with the occupational therapist or physiotherapist will occur in order to assess and set goals.
Please note that the pricing is dependant on whether your program will include 1 or 2 therapists to help facilitate the program.
This intensive program involves 3 sessions per week for 6 weeks (2x therapists). Over 90% of our clients are suitable for the 6 week program, please contact us for any bespoke/customised versions of ACTIVATE.
This program focuses on movement skills that promote independence and play.
Prior to commencing the program, an initial assessment with the physiotherapist or occupational therapist will occur. This involves the establishment of goals that will ultimately shape the individualised program. Specific treatment modalities will also be considered at the initial assessment in order to help achieve the goals that are set.
Examples of treatment modalities includes functional electrical stimulation (the use of electrical impulses to either help a muscle to contract or to draw awareness to a specific part of the body), strapping, taping, seating supports and the use of specific toys (which may be switch adapted if required).
Each session will involve hands on facilitation to promote independent floor mobility, motorised exploration opportunities and locomotor training. Some components will be delivered in small groups (maximum of 3 children) to provide the opportunity to promote play skills.
2 hours per day - 3 times per week for 6 weeks in duration.
Initial assessments are essential prior to commencement. A summary report will be provided upon completion of the selected program.
NB. This cost is NOT included in the overall package details above.
This cost is payable if the program is not commenced or completed. The initial assessment cost is capped at $370.
Program contents, scheduling and pricing is subject to change without notice. Please contact the Healthy Strides team to confirm your program details and pricing.
Please find below pricing relating to all of our Intensive Therapy programs. For all adjunct Speech Pathology pricing - please refer to the dedicated Speech Pathology page.
Yes, we are an registered NDIS provider and sessions may be covered by NDIS funding. Please contact us via the contact form for specific details.
We accept, Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Card, unfortunately cheques are not accepted at this time.
Outside of the NDIS subsidised sessions - all privately funded sessions require a 50% deposit with the remainder due within 21 calendar days from commencement for 6 week programs.
We have maintained a very competitive price point for our services, however, the NDIS sessions may incur a small gap payment. The gap payment is due in full at the time of commencement.
Our 4 main programs are set prices, however, due to variations in content, time and personnel - custom options will need to discussed with our team at the initial consultation.
Whilst we do service the needs of Australian clients, we welcome international and overseas clients. Pricing fees are the same for domestic and international.
Please contact the team via the Contact-Us section in the menu and select the Forms page.
Here you'll find a program request form - for new and returning clients - and our team will then be in contact with you prior to your initial consultation.
Our Early Intervention Therapy is based on the fact that Mobility is a fundamental Human Right and is an essential ingredient for development. We see mobility as the gateway to a child’s overall development - its never just about milestones.