“Occupational therapy helps children and adults facing physical, cognitive, or mental health challenges to participate more fully in the “occupation” of living. OT’s work with people to improve skills that help them perform daily tasks at home, at school, at work, and at play. The goal of occupational therapy is to help individuals achieve or regain a high level of independence.” Occupational Therapy or OT is the service to get you back into life! Our Occupational Therapists are highly skilled in the art of getting you back to your daily life, work, and routines. They focus on your personal goals to engage in self-care, work, reduce pain, improve coordination, and prevent injury. Some reasons that our clients see our occupational therapists:

  • Self-care or daily routine difficulty
  • Difficulty with home management or work tasks
  • Difficulty seeing things and vision problems
  • Weakness
  • Aches and pains in hands, arms, back or neck
  • Manipulation/finger control difficulty
  • Sensory Processing Challenges
  • Thinking or Cognitive Changes
  • Spasms/Muscle Cramps/Spasticity
  • Needing specialty equipment (stimulation devices, walkers, wheelchairs, and standers)

Services We Offer; 

  1. Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy can be of benefit to a wide range of conditions such as:
  • Neck Pain and stiffness
  • Upper, middle and lower back pain
  • Arthritis and general stiffness
  • Sporting injuries
  • Repetitive strain and overuse injuries
  • Long term postural complaints
  1. Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) services;

 A range of evidence-based strategies has been approved for use by allied mental health professionals utilising the FPS Medicare items. As outlined in the MBS book, these are:

  • Psycho-education (including motivational interviewing)
  • Cognitive-behavioural therapy including:
    • Behavioural interventions
    • Behaviour modification
    • Exposure techniques
    • Activity scheduling
    • Cognitive interventions
    • Cognitive therapy
  • Relaxation strategies
    • Progressive muscle relaxation
    • Controlled breathing
  • Skills training
    • Problem solving skills and training
    • Anger management
    • Social skills training
    • Communication training
    • Stress management
    • Parent management training
  • Interpersonal therapy (especially for depression)
  1. NDIS

We provide a range of supports and services to NDIS participants, including:

  • Functional capacity assessments
  • Independent living skills assessments
  • Assistive technology (aids and equipment) assessment and training
  • Home modification assessments
  • Assessment of personal support needs (personal care)
  • Housing assessments for participants requiring Specialist Disability Accommodation
  • Functional capacity assessments for participants requiring Supported Independent Living
  • Orientation and mobility training 
  1. Aged Care

Occupational therapists help older people to maintain their participation by working with them to:

  • Prevent falls
  • Achieve a safer, more accessible home
  • Use equipment that can assist with mobility and everyday living (e.g. shower rails, wheelchairs)
  • Improve mobility and function by prescribing a range of adaptive strategies, such as joint protection techniques and work/rest routines
  • Assess and advise on changes to the workplace that may enable people to remain in work for longer
  • Provide education and advice to cope with age-specific illnesses such as dementia
  • Participate in leisure activities and re-engage in social activities
  1. Workers Compensation

Common injuries we see are:

  • Dislocations
  • Nerve Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Fractures
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Chronic Pain
  • Ergonomic Reviews