Student delivered health care

Banyo Health Clinic is a teaching facility that offers allied health services to the general public, students and staff. Services include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, exercise science, psychology and social work.

Our clinical programs are delivered by student practitioners in state-of-the-art-facilities. Students are supervised at all times by professional practice educators who are all fully qualified and experienced health professionals.

Making an appointment

Banyo Health Clinic is open Monday to Friday.

To make an appointment or enquiry please contact reception:
Email: Admin.HealthBris@acu.edu.au
Phone: (07) 3623 7740
Fax: (07) 3267 0152 

Services

Speech Pathology clinics

ACU speech pathology clinic provides services for both children and adults. The available clinical programs are outlined below.

Paediatric Speech Pathology Clinics

Speech pathology services are available for infant & toddlers (birth to 2 years), and for children aged from 3 to 16 years. Services include assessment, customised intervention and education for families and carers for difficulties with speech, language, communication and literacy.

For more information:

Download Speech Pathology General Paediatric Clinic flyer (PDF, 384KB)
Download Speech Pathology Infant and Toddler Development Clinic Flyer (PDF, 395KB)

Feeding Clinic

Speech pathology and occupational therapy (SPOT) services run feeding clinics for children aged birth to 16 years. Services include assessment and intervention for difficulties with swallowing, feeding and mealtimes. 

We can help with fussy eaters and problem feeders who:

  • take a long time to finish feeding/eating
  • refuse to eat or drink
  • only eat foods with specific textures, colours, tastes or smells
  • not eating at meal times but snacking excessively at other times
  • eat a limited variety of foods
  • are crying or fussing when feeding
  • have problems with breast or bottle feeding
  • difficulty chewing food, drinking, transitioning from bottle to cup, or introducing solids

We also have a food school group for food play and introducing new foods.

For more information download Feeding clinic flyer (PDF, 390KB)

Adult Communication and Swallowing Clinic

Speech pathology offers a service for adults including comprehensive assessment and assistance with speech, language, voice and swallowing issues that may be associated with neurological conditions (eg Stroke, Dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Motor Neuron disease, TBI), or other conditions (eg chronic cough).

The ACU Health Clinic SP Adult clinic is a Certified Speak Out & Loud Crowd Provider. SPEAK OUT! is a therapy regimen for people with Parkinson’s disease to improve their voicing, and in turn, their swallowing. SPEAK OUT! is usually completed in 12 sessions over four weeks, and then the client transitions to the LOUD Crowd. LOUD Crowd is the group therapy portion of the program and meets once weekly. The sessions provide maintenance for skills obtained during SPEAK OUT! and are a source of camaraderie for the members. Australian Catholic University Speech Pathology Clinic offers LOUD Crowd for free to SPEAK OUT! graduates. The SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd therapy regimens were developed at Parkinson Voice Project in Richardson, TX. You can visit their website Parkinson Voice Project

For more information download the Adult Speech Pathology clinic flyer PDF (PDF, 85KB)

The social work service meets with individuals and/or families to understand their concerns or queries and works with them to arrange the best response possible, which may include coordinating referrals to other services and ongoing support.

Paediatric Services

Families sometimes need help with managing home or kindy or school. Occupational therapy services at our ACU Health Clinic (Banyo) run focussed services for families with children from 0-18 years.

ACU Health Clinic can help with home routines, sleeping, eating, toileting, playing and relating to others. We can also work with teachers and staff at day care, kindy or school.
The Occupational Therapy service is low cost, and our experienced occupational therapy educators and students provide up-to-date, quality care.

  • School ( e.g. managing tools like pencils and papers, keeping up with work, playing in playground)
  • Relating to others e.g. social skills, making friends
  • Home routines (eating, toileting)
  • Play skills (including fine motor and thinking skills)
  • Self-regulation (including difficulties with being alert or sleeping)

If you have any concerns about these areas, or you would like to learn more about enhancing your child’s development in these areas, contact us.

COST: a small fee will apply.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Program

An intensive program for people who have had a stroke that has affected their hand and arm. Interested participants must be able to commit to attending the program for at least four hours each day (Monday to Friday) for a period of two weeks.

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Program flyer (PDF, 444KB)

Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT) Program Form (PDF, 56KB)

Feeding Clinic

Speech pathology and occupational therapy (SPOT) services run feeding clinics for children aged birth to 16 years. Services include assessment and intervention for difficulties with swallowing, feeding and mealtimes. 

We can help with: 

  • taking a long time to finish feeding/eating 
  • refusing to eat or drink 
  • only eating foods with specific textures, colours, tastes or smells 
  • not eating at meal times but snacking excessively at other times 
  • limited variety of foods eaten
  • crying or fussing when feeding 
  • problems with breast or bottle feeding 
  • difficulty chewing food 
  • difficulty drinking 
  • difficulty transitioning from bottle to cup 
  • difficulty introducing solids. 

We can also work with school groups on food play and introducing new foods.

Download flyer (PDF, 390KB)

Vestibular, Balance and Mobility Program

The Vestibular, Balance and Mobility Physiotherapy Clinic provides comprehensive assessment and management of movement or balance disorders related to neurological or vestibular conditions. This may include stroke, Parkinson’s disease and vertigo. The clinic offers individual and group programs designed to improve movement, balance, physical ability and function.

Download flyer (PDF, 2.1MB)

Musculoskeletal and Sports Program

The ACU Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy Clinic provides comprehensive assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions such as muscle and joint injuries, sports injuries, back and neck pain and arthritis.

Download flyer (PDF, 1.05MB)

Paediatric program

Download flyer (PDF, 841KB)

Within the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) have an extensive range of experience and expertise, working with professional athletes, health organisations, community clubs and individuals across the lifespan. They conduct physical health screens and prescribe exercise to a wide variety of the population. Our AEP’s are dedicated to providing students, staff and the local community with the best possible service.

For more information visit - https://exerciselifestyleclinic.acu.edu.au/locations/brisbane

Location

8 Approach Rd, Banyo


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