Our main priorities are to:

  • Provide education to the person who lives with the condition
  • Provide education to the nurses, local health staff and families about neurological and physical conditions
  • Complete holistic assessments
  • Provide creative therapy plans
  • Maintain sustainable community communication and followup

Examples of physical conditions include amputations, chronic pain, joint and back problems, arthritis and bone conditions from trauma. Examples of neurological conditions include stroke, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord conditions and cerebral palsy. These conditions can make it more difficult for persons to move freely and those with neurological conditions may also have problems with thinking abilities.

CCR team is specialised in diagnosis and assessment of the physical/neurological conditions. We will determine the impact of these conditions on a person’s life and their carers to develop the most appropriate individualised treatment plan that suits the person and family.

The treatment plan will include specific rehabilitation physical exercises, education to ensure knowledge of self-management skills, carer education, retraining in activities of daily living (e.g. washing, cooking and other home tasks), workplace training, recreation/sport training, and education of local health care workers to help maintain these treatment plans.

Physical rehabilitation treatment plans are usually made to last over a long period of time therefore the education/training aspects of CCR delivery are vital. To further enhance this, support from the CCR team will be made available via telehealth communication in the time period between visits to Fiji.

“Manual labour to complete laundry and other daily activities is still common in the villages we visit”