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Life Applied Therapy

Life Applied Therapy

A Team Dedicated To The Whole You

Allied Health Services in North Queensland

We are Apricus Health, a client focused, allied health practice committed to providing high quality care across all stages of life. We work with a diverse community of clients from children and young adults right through to older people, including anyone living with a disability or requiring upper limb rehabilitation.

Formerly operating as Helping Hands and Access Therapy Services, we have come together as Apricus Health to create a more robust and holistic allied health service for our clients and region. We are proudly local, having provided therapy services to Townsville and North Queensland for a combined 25 years.

We Are Dedicated To...

Whole Body

Whole Body

Whole Body

From upper limb and hand therapy to enhancing lives with assistive technologies through innovative care provided by an expert therapy team. Apricus Health has an experienced clinical team dedicated to serving the whole body.

From upper limb and hand therapy to enhancing lives with assistive technologies through innovative care provided by an expert therapy team. Apricus Health has an experienced clinical team dedicated to serving the whole body.

Whole Life

Whole Life

Whole Life

From paediatrics to aged support, we address health challenges across the lifespan. We instil values within our team that mean your continued quality of life and independence are the centre of everything we do.

From paediatrics to aged support, we address health challenges across the lifespan. We instil values within our team that mean your continued quality of life and independence are the centre of everything we do.

Whole Family

Whole Family

Whole Family

Our services, technology and expertise are here to help your whole family achieve their health goals. From a custom-made splint for your daughter’s soccer injury, to a home visit to assess and provide solutions for your aging parent. 

Our services, technology and expertise are here to help your whole family achieve their health goals. From a custom-made splint for your daughter’s soccer injury, to a home visit to assess and provide solutions for your aging parent. 

Whole Mind

Whole Mind

Whole Mind

We believe that life should be embraced and enjoyed to its fullest by everyone. That’s why we offer mental health support services that are tailored to suit the unique needs and goals of each person.

We believe that life should be embraced and enjoyed to its fullest by everyone. That’s why we offer mental health support services that are tailored to suit the unique needs and goals of each person.

Apricus Health is an NDIS Registered Service Provider.

Apricus Health is an NDIS Registered Service Provider.

Apricus Health is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered service provider in North Queensland. If you are an NDIS participant then we can work with you under your funding plan. If you are self-managed you can contact us directly to make an appointment and if you have a support co-ordinator, they can contact us directly to work out the best way to support you.

If you have not been approved for NDIS funding, we can help you navigate the system and provide documentation and therapist reports to support your application.

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Apricus Health is an NDIS Registered Service Provider.

Apricus Health is a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered service provider in North Queensland. If you are an NDIS participant then we can work with you under your funding plan. If you are self-managed you can contact us directly to make an appointment and if you have a support co-ordinator, they can contact us directly to work out the best way to support you.

If you have not been approved for NDIS funding, we can help you navigate the system and provide documentation and therapist reports to support your application.

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Why Apricus Health?

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary clinical team work collaboratively to deliver streamlined therapy plans and the best outcomes for our clients.

Our Business

We are a well-established health provider with a collective 25 years of experience and a strong network of organisations, specialists and GPs, providing a robust referral pathway.

Our Delivery

Can’t make it to our clinics? Our therapists can come to you with flexible therapy environments in your home, school, business or via telehealth.

Our Locations

Making your therapy accessible and hassle-free is important to us. Our network is made up of 5 well-equipped, conveniently located clinics across Townsville, Ingham and Ayr as well as our extensive outreach program. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral to be seen at Apricus Health?

No, you do not need a doctors referral to see one of our Occupational Therapists or Physiotherapists. Only patients who are having their consultations paid for by a Third Party such as Plan Managed NDIS, Defence, WorkCover or DVA required a referral.

Are there any Medicare or private health fund rebates?

Absolutely. Private patients may receive a rebate from their private health fund if cover includes Extra’s Cover for Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. If you have a chronic condition a Medicare rebate may be available if your GP refers you under a Chronic Disease Management Plan or Mental Health Care Plan. For further information contact our team.

Do you see patients under the NDIS?

Yes. Apricus Health is a registered provider under the NDIS our therapists have been supporting NDIS participants since the rollout in Townsville in 2016. If you would like to know more about the NDIS or would like to see if you are eligible, please visit: www.myplace.ndis.gov.au

I think my child might benefit from Occupational Therapy. What’s the intake process?

Whether your child is funded by the NDIS or not, contact our friendly team to book in an initial assessment. We can then assess the individual needs of your child and create a care plan.

Do I have to come into a clinic to see a therapist?

No. Our clients can easily access our services in their home, school or via Telehealth. Including equipment prescription, home modifications, goal setting and planning, accessibility, environmental assessments or through one-on-one supports.

What should I bring to my Hand Therapy appointment?

Any x-rays, scans, and tests relevant to your visit if you have them, your health fund card, your workers compensation medical certificate and claim number information if applicable, your referral letter if you have one, any musical instruments or work/hobby/sports equipment that you feel may be contributing to your condition (or a video of you using this equipment if it is bulky or non-transportable)

I just need a splint, do I need to make an appointment?

Yes. Apricus Health stock a huge variety of thumb, wrist and elbow braces as well as custom thermoplastic splints. To ensure your splint / compression garment is suitable the therapists at Helping Hands need to formally assess your condition. During the consultation they will provide education and exercises to further assist your recovery and provide time frames around splint / orthoses wearing.