Our team

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. 

Audiology


Our audiologists offer specialised services for patients of any age, from one day old to the very elderly.

Through various testing strategies, the audiologist will determine the presence or absence of a hearing loss, which portions of hearing (the high, middle, or low pitches) are affected, and to what degree. The audiologist will then provide appropriate counselling and recommendations as to what options (e.g. provision of amplification devices, appropriate referrals) may be appropriate.

Testing is typically performed in the custom-made Audiology suites within Mater Hospital Brisbane or Mater Mothers' Hospital.

 

Nutrition and Dietetics


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:

  • antenatal and post pregnancy support for women to improve fertility, address dietary concerns or conditions during pregnancy (eg gestational diabetes) and nutritional support after birth
  • support with the management of health conditions (e.g. IBD, celiac disease)
  • support with achieving weight management goals including optimising surgery outcomes (e.g. gastric sleeve surgery)
  • support with managing  diet and nutrition during and after cancer treatment
  • support with managing fussy eating in young children
  • support with managing diet and nutrition due to allergies or food intolerances in adults and children.

     


 

Occupational Therapy


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.

Occupational therapy services:
Hand therapy
Lymphoedema and Oedema services
Children’s services

Physiotherapy


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.

Physiotherapy services:
Pelvic health and pregnancy related services
Children’s services
Musculoskeletal services

Psychology


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 during and after pregnancy for women and their partners
    We can provide support and interventions to pregnant women and their partners with regards to change to pregnancy, being a parent, impact of parenting on their relationships, post-natal blues, anxiety, and/or depression.
  • Emotional and mental health support for cancer patients and their families
    Our compassionate, experienced pyschologists can support and assist you with:
    • health changing behaviours such as increasing motivation to exercise and having a healthy diet
    • depression and mood management related to cancer and its treatment
    • adjusting to a diagnosis of cancer and coping with stressors related to treatment
    • chronic and acute pain management
    • personal growth – building self-esteem and confidence, identifying goals and values.
  • 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.

 

Speech pathology
 

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 speech pathology goals that a Speech Pathologist may assist with include:

  • For an adult patient to eat and drink more comfortably and safely
  • For a child to be able to express their feelings or wants through speech or another mechanism (e.g. technology)
  • For an adult to be able to articulate their speech clearly at work and home
  • For a child to be able to tolerate a wider variety of foods and textures to meet their nutritional needs.  
Infant and children's services
Adult services

What we do

Our range of services include:

  • pregnancy and postnatal care
  • children's therapy 
  • private practice services
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Get in touch

For further details please contact Mater Health and Wellness or request a booking.

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