Following injury or illness many people struggle to get back to everyday life. Activities that we once took for granted, such as doing the laundry, playing with our kids or going for a walk can be difficult, cause pain and fatigue or simply make you pay for it the next day.
Proactive’s Training for Independence programme is a service that helps more than 1000 New Zealanders to build the capacity to return to a life of independence following moderate to serious injuries every year. More than 90% of clients engaging in this service experience significant improvement in their ability to undertake activities that are important to them, with 97% of clients completing the programme agreeing that it helped empower them to take the steps they needed to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
The Training for Independence Programme is Multidisciplinary. This means that every client works with a hand-picked team of experienced health and rehabilitation professionals who have the skills to meet your individual needs. Depending on your needs, this may include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, medical specialists, nurses, speech and language therapists or dieticians. These healthcare practitioners work together with you, your whanau and anyone else you would like involved in your recovery to provide an individualised rehabilitation programme that may include an exercise programme, a guided return to meaningful activities, education aimed at empowering you to improve your wellbeing, counselling and other service components aimed at your recovery. The service may also provide you with equipment that will make day to day life easier when the extent of an injury will limit physical recovery.