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Welcome to OpentraX Adventure Therapy Programs

Welcome to OpentraX’s Adventure Therapy Programs – a unique blend of personal growth and adventure. Guided by our mission to reframe the narrative of disability and limitation, our ‘traX’ programs create a transformative environment where participants, regardless of their age, abilities, strengths or weaknesses, can thrive and shine.

Our programs are designed to foster genuine friendships, encourage participation in exciting outdoor activities, and cultivate the joy of shared experiences. Throughout this journey, participants build self-confidence, resilience, and independence, cultivating a deep belief in their unique abilities and talents.

Under the guidance of our experienced allied health professionals, our programs strive to achieve the following:

  • Encourage participants to unplug from digital distractions, fostering genuine friendships.
  • Enhance communication and listening skills through teamwork.
  • Boost self-confidence and personal growth.
  • Promote self-respect and respect for others, whilst reinforcing independence.
  • Nurture social skills and model healthy living habits.
  • Develop resilience, equipping participants to tackle life’s challenges.
I'm a parent of a lovely, shy 14-year-old boy with ASD, and I can't thank OpentraX enough for their programs. The transformation in my son has been amazing! The team at OpentraX is truly special, handling my son's social challenges with so much care and understanding. Over the weeks, I've seen him open up, interact with his fellow riders, and become more active. It's heartwarming to see his excitement about the group rides and discussions. The physical outcomes have been fantastic too. His cycling skills have improved, he's more energetic, and he's even sharing tips about proper nutrition during rides. This program has given my son more than just social and physical skills, it's given him confidence and happiness. I'm so grateful to OpentraX and highly recommend the OpentraX programs to other parents."
Mandy Kiran
A Truly Grateful Mum

Adventure Therapy: Our Approach

Adventure therapy leverages the power of outdoor and experiential activities to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As allied health professionals, we’re committed to providing individualised, holistic care that challenges and supports participants. Our adventure therapy program uniquely combines the benefits of physical activity, outdoor environments, and therapeutic practice. We consider:

  • Environmental Preferences and Adventure Activity Preferences: We understand your comfort and interests in different settings and activities.
  • Perceived Barriers and Facilitators: Identifying potential obstacles or motivators helps us tailor your program effectively.
  • Baseline Assessment of Skills and Physical Fitness: Your initial skill level and fitness form the foundation for your adventure therapy journey.
  • Participant Feedback and Satisfaction: Regular feedback ensures your satisfaction and continuous improvement of our programs.
  • Self-efficacy and Confidence: We monitor and nurture your belief in your abilities, fostering growth and success.
  • Specific Diagnoses or Conditions: We cater to a wide range of needs, making necessary adjustments based on any existing diagnoses or conditions.
  • Communication Styles and Needs: Our team understands and adapts to various communication needs.

Here’s a detailed look at our approach to adventure therapy:

  • Comprehensive Assessment

    We begin our journey with each participant by understanding their unique needs. We gather personal and demographic information, medical and mental health history, lifestyle factors, and any specific diagnoses or conditions. Our comprehensive assessment also considers participants' adventure activity preferences, perceived barriers to participation, and baseline skill levels.

  • Individualised Program Design

    Based on the assessment results, we tailor adventure therapy programs to align with the participant's goals, interests, and abilities. Each program integrates a mix of outdoor activities, like hiking, kayaking, and rock climbing, that challenge and engage participants while fostering a connection to nature.

  • Experiential Learning

    We champion learning by doing. Our participants engage in hands-on activities that help them learn new skills, build confidence, and develop self-awareness. Each activity provides an opportunity to challenge themselves, overcome obstacles, and learn in a supportive environment.

  • Group Dynamics and Team Building

    Most of our activities are designed to promote teamwork and build trust among participants. By working together to navigate challenges, participants improve their communication skills, form meaningful connections, and learn the value of cooperation and mutual support.

  • Holistic Approach

    Our focus extends beyond physical health. We also promote mental, emotional, and social well-being. By integrating these aspects into our programs, we aim to provide comprehensive care that helps participants live healthier, more balanced lives.

  • Regular Feedback and Monitoring

    We keep track of each participant's progress throughout the program. Regular feedback sessions allow us to make necessary adjustments and ensure that participants are maximising their adventure therapy experience.

  • Collaboration with Other Professionals

    We work closely with a team of healthcare professionals, including psychologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists. This multidisciplinary approach allows us to address each participant's diverse needs and deliver the most effective care.

  • Safety and Risk Management

    Safety is paramount in our programs. We conduct risk assessments for each activity and implement strategies to ensure participants' safety. We also respect environmental guidelines and ensure that our activities are sustainable and minimally impact the environment.

  • Aftercare and Follow-up

    Once the program concludes, we provide follow-up support and resources to help participants continue applying the skills and habits they've learned in their daily lives.

  • Promoting Enjoyment and Fun

    While our programs provide therapeutic benefits, we also want our participants to have fun! We believe that therapy can be enjoyable and that positive experiences can contribute significantly to the healing process.

Our ‘traX’ programs are more than just a series of outdoor activities – they are a means to push personal boundaries, learn about oneself, connect with others, and embrace the healing power of nature. The concept that therapy and learning can be fun and immersive is deeply embedded in our approach. We utilise community spaces, local parks, and bushland reserves to safely introduce participants to the wonders of the outdoors, bringing adventure therapy closer to home.

Our commitment is to deliver a comprehensive and personalised approach to well-being. We merge traditional health assessments with innovative adventure therapy experiences, tailored to achieve participants’ goals and meet desired learning outcomes. Change can indeed be daunting, but our supportive environment ensures that everyone feels comfortable and can fully benefit from our programs.

Welcome to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life with OpentraX’s Adventure Therapy Programs.

Personalised Health Assessment

We take the time to understand your complete health background, lifestyle habits, and well-being needs. Our detailed assessments encompass various factors, including:

  • Demographic and Personal Information: We consider basic demographic details to tailor our approach effectively.
  • Medical and Mental Health History: Your past and present medical conditions, medications, treatments, surgeries, and mental health conditions are essential to design a safe and effective program.
  • Family and Social Background: Understanding your support system and living situation helps us recommend the most appropriate interventions.
  • Lifestyle Factors and Dietary Habits: We assess your physical activity levels, diet, smoking status, alcohol consumption, sleep patterns, and stress levels to provide a comprehensive lifestyle evaluation.
  • Anthropometric Measurements and Medical Tests: We measure vital body statistics and conduct necessary medical tests for an accurate health profile.

For Our Supporters

We value our supporters’ belief in our mission. We ensure transparency in our methods and aim to improve our program’s impact continuously. Your support directly contributes to our participants’ health and happiness; for that, we are profoundly grateful.

Join us on this exciting journey towards holistic health and well-being. We’re committed to providing all participants with a supportive, engaging, and transformative experience. For further inquiries or to start your adventure therapy journey, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Join Us On This Journey

OpentraX is more than just a program – it’s a way of life, a journey towards self-discovery, and a step into the unknown. We offer dynamic and progressive outdoor adventure education and wilderness therapy programs, all aimed at equipping you with the skills and experiences to face life’s challenges head-on.