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Simon Kerrigan Mar 31, 2020

Taking a proactive approach to inactivity

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a challenging time for the whole of society.  Businesses are closing and staff are being made redundant, as we make both personal and economic sacrifices to ‘flatten the curve' and support our primary healthcare workers and the public health system.  It’s more than that though, it’s also to support those who are most at risk, our sick and elderly.  We are now seeing aged care providers shut their doors. Some are following...
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Simon Kerrigan

Simon Kerrigan

Simon is the Managing Director of Guide Healthcare, an allied health services provider and staffing solutions company working within residential services, community support and the disability sector. Simon is a physiotherapist who works passionately to promote the education and empowerment of residents and their communities, with a view to achieving better healthcare outcomes. Simon is currently a LASA Next Gen Ambassador for NSW.

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Simon Kerrigan Feb 27, 2020

The long and short of contracture management

Free movement of our limbs is a prerequisite of mobility and autonomy. It’s something that most of us take for granted. However, as we age this freedom of movement can diminish and have significant consequences on our quality of life.  What is contracture? Joint contractures are characterised by a lack of full range of motion of a joint and are synonymous with deformity, disuse and pain. If contractures develop in an upper limb joint, they may experience difficulty with...
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Simon Kerrigan
Simon Kerrigan Aug 1, 2019

Remember the Physical Therapy Subsidy?

  The aged care community and its consumers are desperately searching for positive change. A significant determinant of the current stagnated system is the current funding tool. That fact has been recognised and is in the process of redevelopment. But have we been too quick to completely discard a valuable idea due to its close association with the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)? The “Physical Therapy Subsidy” was a great idea and there’s some very good reasons to consider its...
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