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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (OT's) enable people of all ages to participate in activities of everyday life and occupations that are meaningful to them. OT's are client-centered, where they are skilled with working closely with individuals, families and the community, to enhance peoples ability to engage in occupations. Theseoccupations include completing personal care, domestic activities and community participation. OT's complete this by modifying the occupation and/or the environment and enhancing skills and knowledge.

 

Some ways that OT's complete this include:

  • Prescription aids and equipment; including mobility scooters, shower chairs, recliners, modified cutlery, toilet equipment.

  • Walking aid prescription; including walking sticks, frames and wheelchairs.

  • Home modifications; including ramps, rails and level entry bathrooms.

  • Health promotion and education

  • Assisting people in managing chronic conditions

  • Implementing falls prevention strategies

  • Personal alarms

 

OT's can visit people in their own homes, acute care, permanent care, respite and in the community.  People of all ages and abilities can be assessed by an OT to assist people to maintain their safety and independence whilst completing activities of their choice.

 

The OT travels to people's homes within the catchment area.  Please contact the OT if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment. 

 

To contact an Occupational Therapist (03) 50921111