Ancillary Services

Exercise Physiology and Speech Pathology

Highly Qualified Experts Supporting Your Mental Health

Mental Health Ancillary Services in Brisbane

Exercise Physiology is the science of using exercise and movement to treat acute, sub-acute and chronic health conditions. Accredited Exercise Physiologists, or AEPs, are experts at using exercise as medicine to treat these health conditions, and with appropriate use can reduce reliance on some medications, drastically reduce pain and increase quality of life. AEPs work closely with individuals and assist them to live the life they dream of, we put you back in charge, so that pain, disease and injury doesn’t control your life.

Organisations that utilise services of AEPs

  • Medicare
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • WorkCover
  • National Disability Insurance Agency 
  • Most private health insurers

Service Areas

At Takes Care Specialist Centre (TCSC), you can take advantage of wide range of exercise physiology services, listed below. 

Although this service is relatively new at TCSC, our psychologists have already seen the benefits of this service in assisting with mental health challenges of our clients. 

  • Mental Health Management
  • Musculoskeletal and Injury Rehabilitation
  • Heart & Lung Health
  • Diabetes (Type I & II)
  • Bone Conditions
  • Disability Services
  • DVA services
  • Athletic Sports Development
  • Everyday Health and Fitness
  • Corporate Health Consultancy

About

Sam is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist who specialises in using exercise and movement to help individuals to take control and live fulfilled and meaningful lives. Sam believes that the best healthcare is that formed out of compassion and trust and strives to provide his clients the best possible care. Sam has a special interest in using his skills to help people experiencing persistent/chronic pain, mental health challenges and musculoskeletal injury.

With being involved in activities, such as hiking, weightlifting, or playing chess, you will find Sam lives by the same values with which he encourages his clients. 

Speech pathologists

Speech Pathology

Speech pathologists have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of communication and swallowing, and communication and swallowing needs, throughout an individual’s lifespan. Speech pathologists support every individual’s right to optimal communication and swallowing. Speech Pathologists are trained in diagnosing, managing and treating communication disorders, such as difficulties with speaking, listening, understanding language, reading, writing, social skills, stuttering and using voice. Speech pathologists can also help in treating or reducing the risks associated with swallowing disorders.

Areas of Service

At Takes care Specialist centre, Victoria Jones, has in-depth clinical experience in managing and treating adults who have acquired language, speech, voice and/or swallowing disorders.

This includes working with people under the following condition:

  • Helping people with post a neurological event such as a stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumours or a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. 
  • Assist people who have misused their voice or older adults managing issues that come with normal ageing.

Victoria Jones uses best practice to assess and treat a variety of communication and swallowing disorders in adults, including aphasia, dysarthria, apraxia, voice disorders and dysphagia. I am trained in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Therapy) for Parkinson’s patients.

 Furthermore, Victoria Jones can work with adults on managing/treating communication and swallowing disorders, utilizing a holistic person-centred approach to goal setting.

Victoria Jones
Mental Health Management

Get a referral to see a psychologist

To be able to claim a Medicare rebate you will need to speak to your GP to refer you to a psychologist. Once you have initiated your Mental Health Treatment Plan you can claim a rebate from Medicare for up to 10 appointments with a clinical psychologist. Mention this in your initial call and we can guide you in this process. 

Our Clinic Location and Reach

Our Mental Health and Psychology Practice is conveniently located in Woolloongabba, our practice is easily accessible by public transport. We proudly serve not only the surrounding suburbs of Coorparoo, Camp Hill, Morningside, and Carina but also receive referrals from various Brisbane suburbs, including Albion and Kedron. Through telehealth, we extend our psychology services to rural areas in QLD, NSW, and Victoria, ensuring that distance doesn’t hinder your access to quality care.