Category Archives: Health Services

Explore and Soar

Explore and Soar are a group of passionate occupational therapists that work in collaboration with families, support networks and educators to ensure that children reach their highest potential. We are mobile therapists that offer a range of services in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Muswellbrook and Central Coast regions.

We consistently work towards inclusion, equal accessibility to all services and bridging the gap for rural communities, whilst maintaining best evidence-based practice.

As a team of occupational therapists, we are here to provide support, whilst gently pushing boundaries to expand your child’s skills for the better.

What makes us truly unique is that we are mobile therapists. We work with you to provide individually tailored intervention solutions for you and your child. We are also active in schools, integrating, exposing and supporting all functional skills required to achieve goals. We create groups to expand social skills with peers, whilst also addressing their gross motor, fine motor and academic skills. We collaborate, communicate and work alongside your child’s support network and teachers.

We work within the Newcastle to Muswellbrook and Scone regions, and central coast providing cutting edge, high quality occupational therapy services for all children and their families from 0 to 18 years of age.

The Explore and Soar team are always passionate about growing and expanding the opportunities available to the families in our local communities, always adapting their intervention style and services to support the individual needs of our communities.

Our therapy services are always adapting to enhance connectedness and opportunities for growth and development, ranging from 1:1 occupational therapy intervention with children, parent coaching and support, teacher education and intervention support, therapy assistant intervention, peer sessions and activating social groups.

Our strength is in the connections and relationships we have with our clients and the local communities. We do so by actively volunteering within our communities organising professional development for teachers and families, providing transition to Kindergarten intervention solutions, sponsoring local sporting clubs such as the Redbacks Swimming Club and Branxton District Netball Association and by collaborating with other local business owners and allied health professionals.

At Explore and Soar, we consistently work towards inclusion, equal accessibility to all services and bridging the gap for rural communities, whilst maintaining best evidence-based practice.

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The Spot for Speech Pathology

The Spot for Speech Pathology – We are a private paediatric speech pathology practice providing services to Maitland, Cessnock, Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

We offer clinic (Kurri Kurri NSW 2327), home, preschool and school visits. We assess, diagnose and treat the following areas of practice: speech sounds, receptive language, expressive language, literacy, stuttering, social skills and play skills.

We provide personalised, fun and evidence-based activities to assist our clients in reaching their communication goals. If you have concerns regarding your child’s communication skills, give us a call today!

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Survivor’s R Us Incorporated

Survivor’s R Us Incorporated is a recently founded charity that supports the fight against domestic violence, homelessness and unemployment. We help Men, Women and Children, by getting them into refuges to keep them safe; we also supply food hampers, clothing, dignity bags and toys for families who have nothing or have lost everything.

If you or someone you know needs help, we want to provide that help. In life it never hurts to ask ‘are you okay?’ or ‘can I help?’, and at Survivor’s R Us our doors are always open and the kettle is always on.

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Kirkwoods Institue of Karate

This is a program the Shihan Peter truly believes in. The program is designed to break down the barriers for Women and Girls who would like to start up in Martial Arts. What better way is there but to join a Girls only class? get fit and learn how to protect yourself at the same time.

The Fight like Girls class is a proven program of unique techniques and skills developed by Shihan Peter to teach women and girls to think smarter and get away from an attacker, abductor or abuser.  Our mission is to make a difference in the horrendous statistics of violence and abuse around the world through the teaching of self defence, life skills and the techniques of Kaizen Ryu Freestlye Karate.

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Body and Mind 2000 Pty Ltd

The award winning Body and Mind 2000 studio continues to surpass expectations in the fitness industry with innovative programs which deliver positive results for clients. Christine Atkins’ business is ever expanding, engaging community organisations and work sites with the latest fitness information, whilst enhancing her company’s additional services by branching into hospitality. The studio itself has undergone exciting changes and is newly refurbished.

Body and Mind 2000 focuses on a holistic approach to community health and fitness with activities which are designed to meet individual needs in order to improve quality of life. Today’s studio is equipped to cater for all levels of fitness:

  • Personal Training sessions
  • Group fitness
  • Pre/post-operative care and Doctor’s referrals
  • Special needs fitness
  • Weight management
  • Pilates classes
  • Nutrition and clean eating
  • Worksite seminars: injury prevention

Our programs strive to be accessible to the Hunter Valley community, regularly engaging with schools and professional businesses and worksites. We are consistently working towards new and innovative ways to improve the business, embracing new research available to the health industry. This includes educating our clients to focus on personal goals rather than fitting stereotypical perceptions of health and fitness.

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All Shook Up Dance Studio

Generous discounts are available to members who participate in more than
one lesson-evening during the same calendar week.

The principal, Gary Haigh, is an associate level three instructor with
the Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancesport Council (ARRDC). He is the only professional
level three dance teacher in the Hunter Valley who is accredited with, and a
financial member of, the ARRDC.

All Shook Up is certified to work in a child-related environment and as
such can provide excellent tuition for children either at the regular evening
venues or at schools throughout the Hunter Valley.

The teaching assistants are friendly and approachable with a great deal of practical dance experience.

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Priceline Pharmacy Kurri Kurri

Priceline is dedicated to helping women look good, live well and feel great. We have a vision to be Australia’s leading health, beauty and wellbeing retailer, and we’re on the right track. Why is Priceline a cut above the rest? Because in our 400+ stores nationwide, we’re dedicated to being first with beauty trends, specialist advice and the best prices.

From 1982, when we opened our first store at Highpoint in Victoria to now, we’ve built a loyal following of customers, particularly women, thanks to our commitment to customer service and for our offerings of the best range at the best prices.

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APLUSCARE4ALL

NDIS Approved for the following

 

CORE

Daily Living                                                1. Assistance with Daily Life

Daily Living                                                2. Transport

Social & Community Participation        3. Assistance with Social & Community Participation

 

CAPACITY BUILDING

Choice & Control                                       4. Coordination of Supports

Home                                                           5. Improved Living Arrangements   : Short Term Accommodation

Social and Community Participation    6. Increased Social and Community

 

PARTICIPATION

Choice and Control                                   7. Improved Life Choices

Daily Living                                                8. Improved Daily Living Skills

 

Approved by CRCC for Host Family Respite

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