Connect Australia has a mission to deliver affordable and safe, high quality physio assessment and restorative rehab programs to all, in their homes at convenient times, and to allow connections between people who may otherwise feel isolated and/or lonely.
Connect Aus is owned by Julie Ward. Julie is a qualified Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience in all areas of physio practice. She has successfully run restorative exercise-based rehab programs across all disciplines.
Julie identified a need for treatment and exercise programs to be affordable and convenient, to both increase the number of people who can access the programs; and to encourage attendance, and as a result, effectiveness.
Julie wants people who find it difficult to get out, whether it be because of difficulty with their own mobility or because they are caring for someone else, to be able to connect with others to combat the feelings of isolation and loneliness that sometimes accompany these situations.
The group sessions allow for other attendees to see each other and chat if they would like, but also offers the ability to participate anonymously, if preferred.
Julie has been lucky in securing the opportunity to trial new digital joint-range measurement software which allows for accurate, and remote, assessment and reassessment.