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Interprofessional Clinic

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Open Hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Consulting times may extend outside 9:00am to 5:00pm pending specific clinic requirements.

Contact

Reception: (07) 4781 4495
Fax: (07) 4779 2739
Email: [email protected] 

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What is the Interprofessional Clinic?

James Cook University’s Interprofessional Clinic offers an innovative workforce initiative where individuals with chronic conditions can receive input from more than one discipline. These include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, speech pathology and psychology. Clients are treated by JCU students in their 3rd and 4th years of their course program, supervised by a clinical educator.

Our aim is to use interprofessional collaboration in a student led client centred service. This model of health care has been shown to enable effective practice and to enhance therapy outcomes and client satisfaction.

Common conditions may include:

  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Functional Neurological Disorder
  • Vertigo
  • Physical deconditioning / weakness
  • Lung conditions: COPD, emphysema
  • Elderly
  • Poor balance
  • Paediatric conditions (0-18 years) including developmental delay, gait differences and other conditions – please contact clinician
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Before and after orthopaedic surgery, e.g. joint replacements
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Depression, anxiety and stress
  • Communication difficulties
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic conditions

Services provided

The Interprofessional Clinic provides:

  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Education
  • Self-management strategies
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
  • Better Balance classes
  • 'Move It' Paediatric classes
  • Parkinson's Disease exercise classes

Your appointment

What should you bring:

  • Any relevant scans or imaging related to the condition being treated
  • Your Doctor’s referral, if applicable
  • Comfortable loose clothing
  • Closed supportive shoes if possible
  • Water bottle
Appointment length

The average time for your first consultation will be one and a half hours.


Who is eligible

The JCU Interprofessional Clinic provides services to those who would have difficulty accessing allied health services in any other way.

Clients who have a Third-Party Claim for motor vehicle accident or are able to claim through Workcover are INELIGIBLE to attend the clinic.

Everyone else is welcome but no claims can be made through private health insurance.

From the 6th of April 2021, an initial client assessment will be $30.

All clients will pay $12 per visit.

Clients can self-refer or be referred by another health or educational professional. For self-referrals please email [email protected] or visit  https://www.jcuhealth.com.au/referrals/ selecting Interprofessional Clinic in the dropdown menu.

You can also contact JCUHealth Reception to make an appointment on (07) 4781 4495.

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If you would like more information please phone JCUHealth reception on (07) 4781 4495 or email your referral to [email protected]

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Interprofessional Clinic Staff

Janine Vargas
Janine Vargas

Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator 

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Janet Tomlinson
Janet Tomlinson

Physiotherapist and Clinical Educator

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Grace James
Grace James

Occupational Therapist, Clinical Educator

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Azra Rantucci
Azra Rantucci

Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Educator

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