What is Immersion Therapy
You might be asking yourself what is Immersion Therapy™? and that’s a great question.
The Immersion Therapy service is becoming recognised across Australia and Internationally as a world first way in which people with injury or disability can have access to movement and benefits like never before, winning the 2016 National Disability Awards in Canberra for Excellence in Inclusive Service Delivery. These awards are internationally recognised as part of the United Nations International Day of People with Disability, you can view images and video footage on our website. As they say, “A picture speaks a thousand words”.
The Immersion Therapy™ service was specially developed to offer freedom of movement within a weightless environment and work within the well-recognised benefits of a Biopsychosocial model. It has demonstrated great results for those who have participated.
Approvals and Recognition in South Australia
Immersion Therapy™ is an approved service to the following funders:
- Return to Work SA
- Employers Mutual (EML)
- Gallagher Bassett (GB)
- Lifetime Support Authority (LSA)
- DisabilitySA (DSPP)
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
What we DO NOT offer
Determined2 DOES NOT OFFER lessons in SCUBA diving. We do not teach or certify open water diving. Immersion Therapy is not SCUBA diving.
Who are our clients?
Immersion Therapy has been accessed by a wide consumer group of individuals and I would not limit the specific benefits to any one type of condition. We work with children and adults living with physical and intellectual disabilities, people with injuries varying from mild to severe and those living with serious medical conditions.
The whole philosophy behind Immersion Therapy is exploring the benefits “with” the client and being open to new and exciting opportunities as they present. We have been overwhelmed on many occasions by following this rule of thumb.
To date we have worked with people living with, but not limited to:
- Complete and in-complete spinal cord injuries from L1-C4
- Single and multiple amputations
- Acquired Brain Injuries Mild-Severe
- Neurological conditions such as Cerebral Palsy level 1-4 and Nero Paraplegia
- Autism high and low functioning
- PTSD, Anxiety and Depression
- Post-surgery recovery Shoulders, Knees
- Back aches and sprains
This broad range of clients and the group setting in which the service is delivered underpins the psychological and social benefits to all that attend. The physical benefits are achieved by being active in a weightless environment while every motion is against resistance, the functional capacity increases are a very positive by-product for participants.
Determined2® was started by Immersion Therapy™ founder Peter Wilson and was the breeding ground for the Immersion Therapy service to take place. Forged by his own personal experiences overcoming injury, the company and service was built from the ground up with strong values and a commitment to do things differently. The overwhelming desire to live by the words innovation and inclusion is what ultimately shaped what you see today.
As the first service provider to offer Immersion Therapy, Determined2 has seen many accolades and recognition for its work, however, none of this really matters unless it has happy and satisfied people accessing the service. Seeing people exceed theirs, and other’s expectations is fuel for the fires of success.
Determined2 will continue to play a major role in both delivery of the service and continued innovation of the service. It will also drive the growth and expansion of Immersion Therapy across Australia and hopefully the world as part of the push to see as many people enjoying this very unique and special service.
Our moto is the following:
Our service is defined by our Person-Centred Approach and our staff are dedicated to you the individual. Immersion Therapy is your journey beyond boundaries “Anything is possible when you are Determined2”.