Everyday Independence Game Changer and OT innovator, Madeleine Hand will be presenting with Laura Simmons from Theratrak at the OT Exchange on June 9/10th. Their abstract – Innovations in person-centred capacity-building technology and clinical application – explores the role that technology can play in helping people keep on track with their therapy in between face-to-face sessions with their therapist.
Theratrak is a person-centred digital platform (mobile app), developed in partnership with Everyday Independence that enables allied health professionals to work collaboratively to create, monitor and track custom therapy home programs with their participants.
The development of Theratrak drew strongly on the underpinnings of the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) which suggests that occupational performance is enriched through the development of positive habits and routines and that therapy embedded within daily routines and habits can ensure that real ‘therapy’ can happen in-between sessions.
The pilot study of Theratrak is well underway at Everyday Independence with preliminary findings indicating early success. As well as providing a valuable opportunity to customise habits and routines for participants to accelerate meaningful outcomes, it is broadly recognised that there is potential to extend its utilisation in other areas of clinical practice.
Huge congratulations to Madeleine Hand on this outstanding achievement. We are incredibly proud of your contribution and commitment to changing the game for Australians living with a disability.
If you’re an allied health professional looking to make a bigger impact, visit us at Stand #4 at the OT Exchange or explore our current opportunities.