Update July, 2020
As pools reopen and hydrotherapy resumes, we will be making modifications to service delivery. Where possible, Michelle will be social distancing and guiding parents and carers through exercises.
At least 50% of all sessions will be conducted with Michelle on land.
As well as helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these measures are in place to reduce Michelle's exposure to the risk of chlorine poisoning.
Update June, 2020
Michelle has been engaged to be be part of the AusACPDM COVID-19 Task Force which is working with IAACD (International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability). The goal of the IAACD COVID-19 Task Force is to learn & understand the impact of COVID-19 on service provision, participation, & the overall wellbeing of children & young people with disabilities, & their families. The following link has more information: http://iaacd.net/iaacd-covid-19-task-force/
Update March, 2020
As school returns, our Telehealth services will be continuing and we will be assessing with clients what is best on a case-by-case basis.
Our mission is to ensure that everyone's progress towards their physical and developmental goals can be maintained during this time.
Update March, 2020
We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following the advice of the Department of Health and the Australian Physiotherapy Association to ensure the safety of our clients and the community at large. Following the Minister for Health, Greg Hunt's, latest announcement we will continue to offer in-person consultations where it is best for clients and safe to do so.
Please do not book in-person consultations if you are displaying cold or flu symptoms.
And please inform us if:
You or someone that you have been in contact with has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19;
You have recently travelled overseas;
Have received medical advice that you should remain in quarantine.
We have completed COVID-19 training and are taking the following steps to protect you and the wider community:
Adhering to social distancing recommendations of at least 1.5 m where possible. This involves guiding parents/carers to work through passive assisted exercises with children;
Wearing masks on request;
Regularly sterilising surfaces to avoid transmission through 'fomites' (objects such as phones, taps, pens, door handles, keypads etc. that have been contaminated with the virus).
Practising advised hygiene and infection prevention measures, including regularly washing hands with soap for at least 20 seconds, regularly applying hand sanitiser, coughing and sneezing into tissues which are then disposed of (or into elbows, if tissues are not available), and closely monitoring the environment for symptoms of COVID-19 (if symptoms are present we will provide the person with a surgical mask and ask them to present to their GP or Emergency Department immediately, after phoning ahead to warn them that they are coming).
If you are self-isolating, in quarantine, or if in-person consultations are not possible for you, we are using PhysiTrack telehealth software to provide video consultations, online exercise programs and live exercise demonstrations. Physitrack is encrypted software that is specifically designed for physiotherapy and is endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA). It is both safe and stable. We have developed a concise user guide for clients to assist clients with this transition.
Update January, 2020
On Wednesday the 22nd of January, 2020 there will be a free Race Running 'Come 'n' Try Day' at Woden Athletics Track. The event will run from 5.30-6.30pm and experienced coaches will be available for support.
This will be a great event to learn about ongoing RaceRunning events in Canberra. You can register and find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
As below, if you are interested in the RaceRunner, please have a look at some of the RaceRunner's features in this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3O-Ll1TntQ
Update 25th June, 2019
Michelle is the ACT member of the Australian RaceRunning Committee. The RaceRunner is designed to support athletes with disabilities moving, running and competing in a balanced and supported way across a wide range of sports.
If you are interested in the Race Runner, please get in contact or, in the meantime, have a look at some of the RaceRunner's features in this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3O-Ll1TntQ
NDIS Update 30th August, 2017
In order to keep our focus on clinical work, we will not be operating as an NDIS provider from the 1st of December, 2017. Our clients will be able to continue physiotherapy as private clients or as NDIS participants with self-managed or plan-managed plans. We are happy to assist those that do not fit into either of these categories to work out their options and/or find other providers.
As always, the mission of this practice is to achieve the best possible physical and developmental outcomes for our clients.
Update: 28th June, 2017
We have a few very exciting announcements this month.
Firstly, Michelle will be out of office from the 10th - 26th July as she is attending, and presenting her research at, the IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies in Spain.
Georgia, Allison and Riley will have increased hours and flexibility whilst Michelle is out of office to ensure that progress does not slow down. Also, Bethany Eyers of 'Step Together Physiotherapy' will be available for emergencies.
And secondly, Riley has completed his degree in Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation and we look forward to having him work with us alongside Georgia as an Exercise Physiologist at MEDP. Allison, too, is nearing the end of her degree in Physiotherapy and, alongside all of you, we are delighted to be seeing the high level of education that Allison, Georgia and Riley have completed shine through in their work and the goals that they are helping clients to achieve.
Update: 2nd June, 2017
Whilst the NDIS enters another phase of recovery we are doing all we can to assist clients and their families, and to remain flexible.
We ask that you please notify us of any changes to NDIS plans so that we can continue to provide our best service and complete the appropriate administration.
Update: 25th March, 2017
We would like to belatedly draw attention to the amazing accomplishments of our four wonderful athletes who competed in the Weetbix Try-athlon in February. Below we have featured photos of one of those athletes doing a magnificent job completing the course alongside his Therapy Assistant, Georgia, who works with him on a regular basis through MEDP.
Update: 10th January, 2017
The MEDP staff hope that everyone has had a happy new year. We are doing everything we can to ensure that the progress being made in therapy will continue into 2017.
We would like to note that the practice is currently running at full capacity, and whilst potential new clients are welcome to leave their details for our waiting list, it may be a matter of months until we are able to provide service.
To our existing clients, in order to provide our best service we ask that you please email Michelle well in advance to book your appointments and to always email if you are unsure of booking details.
Michelle is currently working out of Wattle Street Medical Practice and is limiting home visits to those who cannot travel.
As always, Michelle and Magdalen are available by email during business hours.
Update: 1st July, 2016
MEDP has been closely monitoring all of the changes to the NDIS over this June/ July period.
Magdalen will be available over the weekend (2nd and 3rd of July) to answer any questions about how these changes will affect the operation of MEDP and to renew service agreements and make arrangements with those who want to make service bookings with Michelle.
*Currently the myplace site has some problems and we are not able to use all of the features. However, we have contacted the NDIS and the site will become fully operational soon.
Update: 13th May, 2016
Michelle will be out of office from the 20th of May until the 20th of June this year as she is attending the 'International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset Disabilities' in Stockholm.
This conference is jointly the 5th International Conference on Cerebral Palsy, the 28th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD), and the 1st Biennial Meeting of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability (IAACD).