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Spinal Outreach Team

What is SPOT?

The Spinal Outreach Team (SPOT) supports people affected by spinal cord injury throughout Queensland, Australia by providing quality, timely and client focussed consultancy, early intervention and education services in the areas of social work, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and nursing.

How can SPOT help?

As part of its early intervention program, SPOT provides a post-discharge follow-up service for people who have been in the Queensland Spinal Injuries Unit. Each client, if they are agreeable, will be contacted by a team member prior to discharge and placed on a 12 month follow-up program of phone calls. During these phone calls we ask clients or their family to identify any issues that are affecting their progress and that SPOT may be able to help with.

Intending not to duplicate existing services, SPOT has an educational and consultancy focus. We can help in many areas such as:

SPOT can tailor individualised educational sessions to your requirements and needs.

Services are provided through home or site visits if you are within a 200 km radius of Brisbane or as part of our regular program of regional visits. Advice and education can also be provided over the telephone or using multi-media such as videoconferencing.

Who is eligible for SPOT?

SPOT is a free service providing assistance to people who:


Last Updated: 21 August 2014
Last Reviewed: 21 August 2014



 

What is happening with SPOT?

SPOT Newsletter for 2016:

SPOT Video Conferences:

  • Making resting and short opponens splints - Wednesday 15/6/2016 at 10.30am and Tuesday 5/7/2016 at 2.00pm
  • Lower motor neurone injury: Cauda equina and conus - Tuesday 6/9/2016 at 10.30am and Thursday 22/9/2016 at 2.00pm

Regional Visits coming up:

  • Nambour and north to Gympie - week of 20/6/2016
  • Longreach, Winton and surrounds - week of 18/7/2016
  • Stanthorpe, Warwick and west - week of 1/8/2016