Leading allied health and disability care provider partners with Australian charity to offer specialised training in Autism Spectrum Disorders

To mark World Autism Month, award-winning, national allied health provider, Physio Inq, has partnered with Australian charity, Spectrum Support, to deploy its expertise and specialised training for its entire 200+ allied health workforce to improve their skills in treating and empowering clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Physio Inq, which has a division that provides a range of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and exercise physiology services for those with a disability and in aged care, will work closely with Spectrum Support to enhance the education of their front line staff, working to break down barriers around ASD and get the most out of engaging and motivating autistic clients through workshops, programs, seminars and group training sessions. 

Founder and CEO of Physio Inq, Jonathan Moody said, “One in 70 Australians are on the autism spectrum. I am personally touched by ASD, where my own amazing sister has two beautiful twin girls who are on the spectrum, I have seen first-hand how difficult it can be for families to cope day in, day out. Our strategic relationship with Spectrum Support will provide a valuable window into the specific health care needs of Australia’s autism community and the specialised training will give Physio Inq employees the incredible insight needed to deliver a new level of service to clients who live with ASD.

“The inspiration to expand the Physio Inq’s service model to people with a disability first came about in 2016 when one of my employees approached me about the lack of quality home care for her daughter with an acquired brain injury. As a collective, we have been motivated ever since to ensure that as a business we are constantly evolving our practice and offering not only the best possible treatment but that we are doing it in a way that is thoughtful and respectful.

“Specifically by aligning with Spectrum Support, Physio Inq are acknowledging the lack of awareness and support around the ASD community, and the need for better training for allied health practitioners and a majority of the healthcare workforce to deliver the best quality of treatment in a dignified and positive manner.

“Australians living with Autism and their families across the country who are seeking allied health care support will be able to access tailored support through Physio Inq.”

Spectrum Support is a national organisation committed to training, education, health awareness and safety. Founded by Kathrine Peereboom in 2017, a mother of three autistic boys with comorbidities, Spectrum Support has achieved significant milestones in a short period of time including partnering with Queensland Police Service and NSW Police, to deliver autism training to front line officers across the states.

Speaking of the partnership Kathrine Peereboom, founder of Spectrum Support, says “We are absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with Physio Inq.  We believe it is one of the most significant health care announcements for the autism sector.

“Autism Spectrum Disorder is a highly complex and extremely broad disorder. Care providers involved in assisting those with ASD need to understand the breadth of these complexities. Our purpose designed training will provide Physio Inq care providers with practical insight into ASD and the types of behaviour exhibited. Our training is designed and developed through the lens of autistic people and their support network.

“The training will arm allied health care providers with more knowledge and understanding, and importantly, from the perspective of Physio Inq’s autistic clients, it means they can be supported by service providers with greater insight, practical awareness and compassion.”

About Physio Inq

Physio Inq is on a mission; push physiotherapy services and health care in a new direction and recreate the client experience. Established in 2006, in the western suburbs of Sydney, Physio Inq is now expanding Australia wide with its new unique and innovating licensing opportunities and mobile services.

Physio Inq at its core is now a physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology provider where you can come to as a healthcare destination. There are currently 13 franchise clinics across Sydney and Melbourne and 200 mobile employees offering services at home for people with a disability and aged care patients. In 2020 Physio Inq was recognised as the Franchise Network of the Year at the MyBusiness Awards. https://www.physioinq.com.au/

About Spectrum Support
Spectrum Support is a national organisation dedicated to making the world a more inclusive, safer and supportive place for autistic people by raising awareness of autism, increasing support for autistic people and their families, and providing autism training and education to service providers including police, emergency and health care services, and other first responders. spectrumsupport.org

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