Monthly Update - August 2020

Kyle Beavis

Kyle Beavis

Exercise Physiologist

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Wow, it’s August already. Talk about this year going fast and what a roller coaster it has been!

We have introduced mandatory mask wearing for all clinicians and admin staff whilst in the clinic. At this stage mask wearing is optional for our patients, however, this is something we strongly encourage under the recommendation of the NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian. We have plenty of supplies of masks throughout the clinic so if you are in need of a mask, please take one. These are free of charge but we ask that this is a limit of one mask per person.

Our Pilates classes have now finished up, however, if there is any more interest, these classes may resume in the near future. If you are interested in joining the Pilates class, please get in touch with the clinic.

Group hydrotherapy classes continue to be temporarily ceased at McKeon’s pool until restrictions are further eased. We are, however, offering 1:1 hydrotherapy consultations for our Workers Compensation and NDIS patients.   

Continuing on from the Black Lives Matter discussion in our previous issue, we were also fortunate enough to speak to Mr Mark Rees. Mark is a proud Indigenous man who helped educate our staffing members on the local Indigenous history in the Illawarra region. This was a fascinating discussion and really opened our eyes to the local Indigenous history in the area. Mark was also kind enough to donate an Indigenous painting which is now proudly hanging in our clinic. From the animals depicted in the painting, Mark believes this painting is from the Wiradjuri people. As a thank you we have proudly donated $500 to the Illawarra Koori Men’s Support Group. This charity organisation aims to help support the Illawarra Aboriginal men and youth with their physical, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Socially, the Adaptive team travelled to Narrawallee for a little social getaway. The team thoroughly enjoyed this trip together and were very lucky to get some nice weather. Now in case you were wondering, no taekwondo moves were brought out by Leonie though there was some intense ping pong battles going on. Ping pong was certainly not a strong point of Kyle’s and he really paid the consequences of this in sting pong (whacking a ping pong ball with the bat at the oppositions back).

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