We are an iconic provider of hospital-based healthcare, striving to deliver an exceptional standard of care
We comprise several hospitals, health centres, a nationally accredited education provider and a world-class research institute
We are a nationally accredited, hospital-based Registered Training Organisation - the only one of its kind in Queensland
We are part of a collaborative research institute with The University of Queensland and founding partner of the Translational Research Institute
The Mater Health and Wellness team are highly trained and experienced allied health professionals. Our team are committed to giving patients the highest quality of care and aim to efficiently identify and treat conditions to maintain optimal progress and improvement for our patients.
Mater Health and Wellness provides Audiology services for people of all ages
Mater Health and Wellness' team of Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) provide holistic, personalised dietetic care for a variety of conditions.
What is an Accredited Practising Dietitian?
APDs are university-qualified professionals that undertake ongoing training and education programs to ensure that they are your most up-to-date and credible source of nutrition information. They translate scientific health and nutrition information into practical advice.
APDs offer personalised advice and support to help treat a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastrointestinal diseases, food allergies, food intolerances, disordered eating as well as weight issues and obesity.
Our APDs are available to provide private dietetic and nutrition services to adults and children, and have clinics dedicated to:
Occupational therapists use a holistic perspective to work with individuals, groups and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through participation in the occupations of life. Occupational therapists are trained to assess your condition and provide intervention to optimise your function in day-to-day activities. They take into consideration your needs, responsibilities, lifestyle and design treatment to achieve optimal health and participation. As first contact practitioners, you don’t need a doctor’s referral to see an occupational therapist. However, occupational therapists can work with your doctor to help manage and optimise your recovery and/or progress.
Our hands therapists can assess and treat a range of acute and chronic hand conditions and injuries to restore function and optimise independence with everyday activities. When you consult with one of our hand therapists, they will be able to support you through your recovery or management of your condition and provide expert advice to help you return to your usual day-to-day activities. All our hand therapists are accredited hand therapists as awarded by the Australian Hand Therapy Association.
Our highly trained lymphoedema therapists can provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for lymphoedema and oedema/swelling stemming from a wide range of medical and surgical conditions. Our therapists will provide individualised treatment and management programs to help improve your symptoms and maximise your function and quality of life. All our lymphoedema therapists are Australasian Lymphology Association Accredited Lymphoedema Practitioners.
Infants and young children (0 up to school entry)
Children (0-14 years)
Psychosocial Occupational Therapists aim to assist their clients to achieve stress reduction and improve occupational performance through evidence-based and practical interventions. Research has shown that stress and anxiety management strategies improve quality of life during stressful life experiences such as adjusting to changed life roles (e.g. parenthood or illness).
Mater Health and Wellness Psychosocial Occupational Therapists are registered with Medicare and able to provide interventions under ‘Focused Psychological Strategies Services’ – Better Access to Mental Health and/or Chronic Disease Management Programmes.
Areas we are skilled to work with are:
Physiotherapists help you get the most out of life. Our experienced team of physiotherapists will listen to your needs and tailor a treatment specific to your condition. Whether you are recovering from pain and injury or want to optimise your health and function; physiotherapy is a great choice.
Our physiotherapy team also provides inpatient services within the Mater Hospital Brisbane, Mater Mothers’ Hospital and Mater Children’s Private Hospital. These connections help ensure our team is up to date with the latest techniques, research and innovations to support your return to wellness.
Our pelvic health team physiotherapists are specially trained to assess and treat a range of conditions that can cause pelvic problems, such as incontinence of the bladder or bowel, and pelvic pain.
We also offer physiotherapy services dedicated to supporting a woman’s physical health and wellbeing before, during and after pregnancy. Every woman will experience changes in abdominal muscle and connective tissue, pelvic floor function and posture and we recommend that all women consult with a physiotherapist experienced in women’s health after giving birth.
Our paediatric physiotherapists are specially trained to provide therapeutic intervention for children less than 3 years old. With a deep understanding of child development and how this relates to neurological, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal health, our paediatric team can support your child’s assessment and developmental needs.
Physiotherapists are experts in movement and rehabilitation and are a great support after a work or sport injury.
When you consult with our physiotherapists you will receive a comprehensive, hands-on assessment of your movement, as well as a personalised treatment plan at your first appointment. If required, your physiotherapist can also refer you to see other health professionals within Mater Health and Wellness as part of your ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
Our psychologists offer counselling or interventions to assist you cope with a range of health and relationship concerns, difficult life transitions or mental health issues including:
Emotional and mental health support for cancer patients and their families
Our compassionate, experienced pyschologists can support and assist you with:
Recovery from chronic illness or severe injury
We provide emotional and mental health support as part of your treatment and rehabilitation program to assist you to recover from severe injury or illness.
Our speech pathologists are trained in the assessment and management of swallowing and communication disorders across the lifespan. Speech pathologists strive to enable you or your loved one to optimally communicate, eat and drink.
Our speech pathologists work with the patient and their families to set goals that are meaningful to the patient’s everyday life. Some examples of goals that a speech pathologist may assist with include:
Our experienced team of paediatric speech pathologists are available to provide services to children relating to feeding, swallowing and communication.
Feeding services for infants and children (0-14 years)
Communication services for infants and young children (0 up to school entry)
Early Language Group
The Early Language Group consists of a block of eight weekly sessions held on Tuesday mornings, during which your child will receive speech therapy in a small group setting along with other children who have similar abilities and difficulties. The group sessions consit of a range of therapy activites to improve your child's understanding, verbal expression and social skills.
Formal assessment to support NDIS access
Our speech pathologists are trained to provide specialist care to adults (>18 years) who require assessment and management of swallowing and communication disorders. These may include:
Our range of services include:
For further details please contact Mater Health and Wellness or request a booking.