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Q&A with Amanda Brown - Mind Movement

Amanda Brown, Registered Psychologist with PeopleSense by Altius, talks us through the award winning Mind Movement Program offered by PeopleSense by Altius.

What is the Mind Movement Program?

The Mind Movement program is a Psychological Therapy that integrates treatments to provide a holistic client-centred care approach for individuals suffering from psychological disorders. Often clients with trauma (PTSD), traumatic injury and pain related issues experience both psychological distress and a worsening of their physical health.

The Mind Movement program provides Psychological therapy which is often combined with Exercise Physiology to address the many complex factors affecting the health of a person with an acquired injury.

When would people need the program and how would they get started?

People can benefit from the program if they have acquired an injury and are finding they require more support to get back on their feet. We recommend the program commences as they are nearing the sub-acute phase of their recovery, which is usually three to six months post injury. We know that some individuals or injury presentations, take longer to recover.  If you have multiple injuries or have experienced a traumatic mechanism of injury, then we recommend you start the program earlier within your recovery journey. 

What is unique about the program?

The program is unique as treatment providers are able to align their goals with you and use treatment approaches from both psychology and exercise therapy to assist you with your recovery.

This integrated healthcare approach is best practice for more complex presentations and has shown beneficial results for a range of more complex presentations including trauma, depression, and pain related conditions.

How does the program tie in with Return to Work Injury Management (RAWI)?

Exercise Physiologists from the RAWI program meet with the client and the psychologist as part of their assessment to align treatment goals and review progress.

How does an individual get started?

The injured person needs to obtain a referral from their General Practitioner for the program. The program can also be attended privately or part-funded under a Mental health care plan.

The program starts with an initial consultation and assessment with the client’s Mind Movement psychologist, who aims to identify key challenges within their recovery and treatment. A treatment plan is then collaboratively set with the client and their other treating parties.

 

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