Immersion Therapy™ Service
What is Immersion Therapy?
You might be asking yourself, What is Immersion Therapy™? That’s a great question!
The Immersion Therapy™ service is becoming recognised across Australia and Internationally as a world-first service, in which people living with an injury or disability can have access to movement and benefits like never before. Determined2® won the Excellence in Inclusive Service Delivery category in the 2016 National Disability Awards for our delivery of Immersion Therapy services. These awards are internationally recognised as part of the United Nations International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). You can view images and video footage of the service in our Media Gallery. As they say, ‘A picture speaks a thousand words’.
The Immersion Therapy™ service was specially developed to offer freedom of movement within a weightless environment and work within the well-recognised benefits of a biopsychosocial model. The biopsychosocial model states that health and illness are determined by a dynamic interaction between biological, psychological, and social factors. Determined2® aims to work within this model to provide participants with a supportive, inclusive and healthy environment in which to gain therapeutic benefits in all these areas. Immersion Therapy™ has demonstrated great results for those who have participated.
Determined2® is a Registered Provider to:
- Return to Work SA (RTWSA/WorkCover SA)
- Employers Mutual (EML)
- Gallagher Bassett (GB)
- Lifetime Support Authority (LSA)
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Who is Immersion Therapy™ for?
Immersion Therapy™ has been accessed by a wide range of individuals. Specific benefits are not limited to any one type of condition. We work with children and adults living with physical and intellectual disabilities, people with injuries varying from mild to severe, and those living with serious medical conditions.
The whole philosophy behind Immersion Therapy™ is exploring the benefits with the client and being open to new and exciting opportunities as they present. We have been overwhelmed on many occasions by the benefits of this approach.
To date we have worked with people living with, but not limited to:
- Complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries from L1-C4
- Single and multiple amputations
- Acquired Brain Injuries (ABIs) Mild–Severe
- Neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy level 1–4 and Neuro Paraplegia
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety and Depression
- Post-surgery recovery shoulders and knees
- Back aches, sprains and/or strains.
This broad range of clients, and the group setting in which the service is delivered, underpins the psychological and social benefits to all who attend. The physical benefits are achieved by being active in a weightless environment. When every motion is against resistance, the increases in functional capacity are a beneficial by-product for participants.