15 episodes

Welcome to the Community Health Podcast, hosted by Community Therapy founder and director, Scott Lynch.Scott absolutely loves community healthcare and is passionate about healthcare businesses being built on the delivery of great healthcare!Scott commenced his professional career as a Physiotherapist and continues to love nothing more then supporting clients. Most of his time is now spent being privileged and blessed to support and be surrounded by the Community Therapy team.You will find a mix of interviews with:- health professionals about evidence based health care in the community- business founders and managers about how to operate outstanding healthcare businesses- organisations that support the community health sectorWe aim to spread awareness about all aspects of community healthcare to ensure people have access to outstanding community and mobile healthcare services.

Community Health Podcast Scott Lynch

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Welcome to the Community Health Podcast, hosted by Community Therapy founder and director, Scott Lynch.Scott absolutely loves community healthcare and is passionate about healthcare businesses being built on the delivery of great healthcare!Scott commenced his professional career as a Physiotherapist and continues to love nothing more then supporting clients. Most of his time is now spent being privileged and blessed to support and be surrounded by the Community Therapy team.You will find a mix of interviews with:- health professionals about evidence based health care in the community- business founders and managers about how to operate outstanding healthcare businesses- organisations that support the community health sectorWe aim to spread awareness about all aspects of community healthcare to ensure people have access to outstanding community and mobile healthcare services.

    Episode 15 - Tech Gym

    Episode 15 - Tech Gym

    In this episode Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) and Rowan Smith, (Founder of Tech Gym).
    Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
    Today’s Guest
    Rowan Smith is an engineer and founded Tech Gym in 2018 to enable stroke survivors to return home with higher levels of independence. 
    Inspired by helping his 94-year-old grandmother through her stroke rehabilitation he wanted to improve the rehabilitation process for patients and therapists.
    Tech Gym develops robotic rehabilitation devices that can assist rehabilitation therapists in their day-to-day operations. They currently support upper limb rehabilitation for a range of disabilities. They aim to remove the struggles and pains that 1000's of therapists experience every day by reducing the physical labour required to rehabilitate a patient.

    Things you will learn
    what Tech Gym does as a companyhow Rowan found his passion to build technology for “good” barriers to delivering evidence-based practice in Stroke rehabilitationhow Rowan started Tech Gym and tips and tricks on founding a start-uphow the "metaverse" and augmented reality will apply to rehabilitationResources
    LinkedIn - Scott Lynch https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottlynchct/ LinkedIn - Rowan Smith https://www.linkedin.com/in/rowan-j-smith/Tech Gym - https://techgym.com.au/Support the show (https://pod.fan/community-health-podcast)

    • 41 min
    Episode 14 - Alpha Lifecare

    Episode 14 - Alpha Lifecare

    In this episode Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) and Anton Croxford, (National Accounts Manager at Alpha Lifecare).
    Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
    Today’s Guest
    Anton Croxford is the National Account Manager at Alpha Lifecare which was formed after a merger between Astris Lifecare and Alphacare in Feb 2021.
    Alphacare has been around for over 20 years and Astris Lifecare has been around over 40 years
    Alpha Lifecare has a mission to support medical professionals, aged care residents and rehabilitating patients on their healthcare journey with comfortable facility fit-outs and refurbishments, high-quality equipment and innovative tools.

    Things you will learn
    What Alpha Lifecare doesHow the equipment market has changed over the last 5 yearsComplexities about equipment prescription in the community healthcare sectorHow a collaborative approach is critical to successful community equipment prescriptionHow community healthcare challenges a your communication skillsHow important procurement teams are at present with complex freight changes with imported equipmentHow quality and compliance is a key focus in the equipment market The challenges of a company merger during a pandemicResources
    LinkedIn - Scott Lynch https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottlynchct/ LinkedIn - Anton Croxford https://www.linkedin.com/in/anton-croxford-272709104/Alpha Lifecare - https://www.alphalifecare.com.au/Support the show (https://pod.fan/community-health-podcast)

    • 45 min
    Episode 13 - Lymphoedema & Chezleon

    Episode 13 - Lymphoedema & Chezleon

    In this episode Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) and Cheryl Pollock, (Founder of ChezLeon).
    Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
    Today’s Guest
    Cheryl Pollock is a startup entrepreneur, founder and CEO of ChezLeon Pty Ltd.  
    ChezLeon is an Australian based company that designs and manufacturers passive massage inserts and garments to assist in moving fluid around blockages, breaking down scar tissue and relieving pain.
    After surviving a cancer scare Cheryl was left with a lifelong condition called Lymphoedema, a result of the cancer treatment.  Cheryl tried everything to relieve the pain & swelling she was experiencing finding that current treatments were unsatisfactory for her causing more issues. 
    Having a background in mechanical engineering and building construction as well as having studied remedial & lymphatic drainage massage, Cheryl put on her engineering hat and came up with an effective solution.
    Cheryl now has 19 patents & design registrations worldwide & TGA approval with future designs for other applications including sportswear ready for release in 2023.
    Things you will learn
    What are fluid blockages & how do they developWhat are the current treatmentsHow did Cheryl come up with the ideaHow the product worksHow difficult was it to get TGA approval & International PatentsChallenges faced by a female founder that is also an older adultDifficulties faced with manufacturing in AustraliaResources
    LinkedIn - Scott Lynch https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottlynchct/ LinkedIn - Cheryl Pollock - https://www.linkedin.com/in/cheryl-pollock-579146a7/Chezleon - https://www.chezleonhealth.com/how-pmw-worksSupport the show (https://pod.fan/community-health-podcast)

    • 45 min
    Episode 12 - Occupational Therapy Australia

    Episode 12 - Occupational Therapy Australia

    In this episode Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) and Karen Brown, (NSW & ACT Divisional Manager for Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA)).
    Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
     Today’s Guest
    It’s OT week and we have the pleasure of speaking to Karen Brown.
    Karen is the NSW & ACT Divisional Manager for Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA).  She has worked as an occupational therapist for the past 20 years in South Australia and New South Wales in a range of clinical, project and health management roles.  Adult rehabilitation and aged care are her primary areas of interest which have seen her work in emergency departments, acute and rehabilitation hospitals, transition care and in the community. 
    Occupational Therapy Australia is the peak professional body representing, promoting and fostering occupational therapists and the profession across Australia.
    Karen joined OTA earlier this year and is enjoying the opportunity to represent, support and advocate for occupational therapists and the profession.
    The theme this year for OT week is participation, inclusion and independence to celebrate the role on OT plays in supporting people of all abilities to engage in activities they find meaningful.
    Things you will learn
    what is OT weekwhat is the OTA (member numbers, key member offerings and advocacy focuses at present)what new graduate OTs can expect from the OTA in support and offeringshow exciting the diversity of OT scope of practice isResources
    LinkedIn - Scott Lynch https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottlynchct/Occupational Therapy Australia - https://otaus.com.au/Support the show (https://pod.fan/community-health-podcast)

    • 30 min
    Episode 11 - NDIS Legislation Review

    Episode 11 - NDIS Legislation Review

    In this episode, Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) discusses proposed changes to the NDIS Act and Rules in response to the Tune Review.
    Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists, and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
    Today’s Guest
    Things you will learn
    How the Australian Government is responding to the Tune ReviewThe Participant Service GuaranteeKey changes that NDIS providers should be aware ofResources
    LinkedIn - Scott Lynch https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottlynchct/ NDIS Proposed Changes - https://engage.dss.gov.au/proposed-ndis-legislative-improvements-and-the-participant-service-guarantee/Support the show (https://pod.fan/community-health-podcast)

    • 35 min
    Episode 10 - Dental at Home

    Episode 10 - Dental at Home

    In this episode Scott Lynch (Managing Director of Community Therapy) and Phoebe Bell, (Dental Hygienist and Founder of Dental at Home).
    Scott is Chair of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s NSW Gerontology Committee and Managing Director of Community Therapy; a company he started 5 years ago that has grown to a team of 70 Physios, OTs, Dietitians, Speech Pathologists and Massage Therapists. Community Therapy delivers values-driven community, aged and disability allied health services across the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW.
    Today’s Guest
    Phoebe Bell is a Dental Hygienist and Founder of Dental at Home.
    Phoebe graduated from Newcastle University after completing the Bachelor of Oral Health in 2010, giving her ten years of experience working as an AHPRA registered Dental Hygienist in Australia and New Zealand.
    Phoebe has a kind, caring, compassionate nature and an excellent chair manor. She is passionate about preventive dentistry and assisting the people in our community to maintain dignity, wellbeing and quality of life.
    Phoebe is enthusiastic about personal and professional growth and has kept up to date with her Continued Professional Development requirements; being further trained in tooth whitening, laser therapies, orthodontics and specific preventative treatments. Currently, she is enrolled at the University of Tasmania and is completing training on dementia
    Phoebe has gained a wealth of experience over the years, treating people from all walks of life and has a particular interest in delivering dental care to people living with dementia and disabilities.
    Things you will learn
    Barriers to oral health for older adults and people living with disabilitiesHow poor oral health can be the cause of “behavioursHow important it is to have referral pathways for care needsHow to think about oral health care needsResources
    LinkedIn - Scott Lynch https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottlynchct/ LinkedIn - Phoebe Bell - https://www.linkedin.com/in/phoebe-bell-35242b91/Dental at Home - https://dentalathome.com.au/Support the show (https://pod.fan/community-health-podcast)

    • 29 min

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