Melbourne Vixens visit Bupa Therapy
Melbourne Vixen stars, Kate Maloney, Liz Watson, Emily Mannix and Renae Ingles made a trip to Bupa Therapy in West Melbourne where they were given a tour of the purpose-built centre and its equipment and technology, including the rehabilitation gymnasium and Dynavision (D2) machine.
The high-tech Dyanvision machine was designed for elite athletes and is being used to aid recovery and rehabilitation in people with conditions like stroke and other acquired brain injuries, at Bupa Therapy. As a result of its success in the sporting world, it was modified and the D2 was developed for use by the medical community.
The netballers thought it would be an enjoyable opportunity to test their skills on the D2 machine with a little friendly competition to see who had the best hand eye coordination and reaction times.
Emily Mannix was the first to try out the machine and said it was amusing to test it out and see what it does.
“It was great to give it a go as we’re all super competitive, so it’s always a bit of fun to race against each other,” Ms Mannix said.
“The Dynavision technology has been used for years within elite sporting leagues like basketball, cricket and American football, to help improve athletes’ hand eye co-ordination, endurance training and balance training,” explains Jacelyn Goh Bupa’s Occupational therapist.
“The interactive light system which works with different programs and can all be customised to suit the therapy needs of the individual. It provides real time measuring, recording and analysis of the data it collects, giving immediate feedback to its users,” said Ms Goh.
The netballers really enjoyed their time at Bupa Therapy and their captain, Kate Maloney said it was a great opportunity to see the centre and the equipment available.
It’s been a great day and we’ve really enjoyed coming in and seeing all the facilities and just seeing how it’s all set out. I think it’s a really good environment and it’s been awesome to be able to check it out and see what it’s like.
Bupa Therapy opened in late 2017, and provides speech pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy for adults with neurological and physical conditions, offering a “one stop therapy” experience.