Stories - Northcott

AFO’s custom made using 3D technology

By Sarah Basha, 22 June 2017 , Comments

Northcott Innovation and AbilityMate are searching for 20-30 children aged 2-8 to take part in a free clinical trial for 3D Printed Ankle Foot Orthotics.  Your child will be treated by two highly respected Orthotists, and will receive a pair of custom-made 3D Printed AFO's. The study goes for 6 months but the AFO’s are… Read more...

Why getting a pet may be one of the best things you ever do…

Feel better when you’re with your pet? You’re not alone. Researchers in Australia and around the world are finding that having pets in your life can bring about substantial benefits to your health and wellbeing. And if you have a disability, the positive effects can be even greater. Here’s just a few ways that a Read more...

Our roaming CEO

Ever wondered what a month in the life of Northcott CEO, Kerry Stubbs entails? Here’s a short introduction. Kerry is rarely sitting in the Parramatta office behind her desk attending to emails. “Thank goodness for that!” She says. While actioning emails are absolutely a necessity for her, more often than not, she does this ‘on Read more...

Meet the little girl who is taking on Australia

It’s not every day that an 11 girl year old from a small country town in regional New South Wales qualifies to compete at a National Sporting Competition, but that’s exactly what Caitlin Bargwanna has done. Caitlin is originally from Mungindi, which is a small town on the New South Wales and Queensland border with Read more...

It’s all about ‘family’

Angelina Josevska is a Speech Pathologist (Clinical Specialist – Dysphagia). She has worked with Northcott for almost 3 years in the therapy team. “I can’t remember the specific moment in time I decided I wanted to be a speech pathologist, but I think it had to do with the fact that when I was younger, Read more...

From adversity to the realisation of my dreams

In 2014, after having worked as a mining electrician since 2006 and living abroad for four years in Canada, I began pursuing my true passion of health and fitness. This began with a diploma of fitness and working as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach for a rugby team in San Diego. After Read more...

A new direction

Looking at my early life is a reductive exercise for this blog, so I will start my story the day my life, like so many others, started a new. I was a 23-year-old Ground Support Equipment Fitting Engineer with the Royal Australian Air Force and I prided myself on my physicality. It was a hot Read more...

Valuable Vivid visiting tips!

The largest festival of its kind in the world, Vivid Sydney shines from 26 May to 17 June 2017.  Sydney’s multi award-winning festival of light, music and ideas presents another innovative and awe-inspiring creative program over 23 days. Vivid organisers are also committed to delivering an accessible and inclusive event suitable for everyone. Northcott has Read more...

Have a say in our future direction!

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) launched in many areas across NSW from 1 July last year and will launch in remaining areas from 1 July 2017.  Eventually, all Northcott customers will be affected by the NDIS. Northcott wants to gain an understanding of your view of the scheme and how you see Northcott working Read more...

Happy Mother’s Day!

With Mother’s Day coming up this Sunday we thought it was the perfect time to chat to one of our long term customers, Sandy Moylan, about what it’s been like for her being a mum with disability. Sandy lives with cerebral palsy and her husband Brad lives with spina bifida. The couple met while doing Read more...

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