Ability

A rehabilitation service aiming to maximise potential for children and young adults with disabilities, injuries and chronic diseases.

 
 
 
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Our Mission

Superkid Rehab strives to enable fairness and participation in life activities, by addressing the child, their environment and society.

 

What We Do

 

Dr Gaj Panagoda works closely with allied health therapists and families to achieve meaningful goals. We assist children and young adults with limitations of their physical ability.

We Specialise in Treating:

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Acquired brain injury

  • Athletes with a disability

  • Skeletal dysplasia

  • Neuromuscular conditions

  • Orthopaedic conditions (eg after surgery)

  • Joint hypermobility conditions

More information about the Rehabilitation approach is available here.

 

 

Our Services

 

Dr Gaj Panagoda provides comprehensive assessment and management plans for children and young adults with disability.

 
 
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Botulinum Toxin Injections for Spasticity

For children that do not require sedation, injections are performed in the clinic room with ultrasound guidance. Dr Gaj works closely with allied health professionals to ensure optimal timing of injections with therapy.
 

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Provision of Orthoses

Dr Gaj will liaise with suppliers who can manufacture orthoses via conventional methods or 3D printing.
 

 
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Transition to Adult Rehabilitation Services

We provide services for adolescents and young adults who require a coordinated transition to adult rehabilitation services.
 

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Multidisciplinary Reports

To enable good communication and collaboration, Dr Gaj will coordinate meetings with your team of health professionals. Reports from these meetings will enable the rehabilitation plan to be clearly defined and reviewed.

 

 
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Who We Are

Dr Gaj Panagoda works closely with allied health therapists and families to achieve meaningful goals. We assist children and young adults with limitations of their physical ability.

 

About Dr Panagoda

Dr Gaj Panagoda is a specialist paediatric rehabilitation physician and general paediatrician. In addition to Superkid Rehab, he has a clinical and policy role at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, where he is establishing a disability service across 21 Aboriginal health clinics. He is also a Senior Medical Officer at the Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Queensland Children’s Hospital. Dr Panagoda’s practical and collaborative approach to rehabilitation plans is reinforced by his previous work as a physiotherapist and allied health assistant.

Dr Panagoda is passionate about rural and Indigenous health service delivery. Having grown up in rural NSW and worked in remote WA, he has first hand experience of the complex issues faced in these areas. His wife and two children happily take up most of his spare time.

 
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From: "Society’s Disability"

We must look beyond traditional healthcare roles to provide rehabilitation that is effective and relevant. This is where societal change begins.

Dr Gaj Panagoda / Read Full Article

 

 

 

Let's work together

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