Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists focus on promoting health and wellbeing by enabling people to participate in the everyday occupations of life. The term ‘occupation’ is used to describe all the everyday things we do in our life roles, but also the things we do to be who we are, the things we do to create a meaningful life and to engage with wider society and culture.

Occupational therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful. These activities include taking care of oneself (and others), working, volunteering, and participating in hobbies, interests and social events.

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities you can do (and those you want to do), any current limitations, your goals/motivations and also to offer advice/techniques about how to do something more easily and safely.

Occupational therapists play a particularly crucial role in enabling people experiencing disability to identify and implement methods that support their participation in occupations. This may include modifying an activity or an environment.

Activities an Occupational Therapist may help with include self-care activities including showering, dressing, preparing food; productive activities such as education, work, volunteering and caring for others; and leisure/social activities, such as being part of a community group, engaging in a hobby, and being part of a friendship group.

Occupational therapists also prescribe devices to help you do the activities you want and need to do. They will make sure you can use the device in the best way to meet your needs. This means that you will get a total solution and not just a product.

Occupational Therapists may also assist people to do all the things they want to by prescribing and facilitating modifications to the environment. This can include the addition of supports to facilitate independence through to complete redesign of the environment to enable participation in the most important parts of life.

At Rehab Health and Fitness Australia, our NDIS approved Occupational Therapists work with our clients,  their family and supports  and their referrers to  occupational therapy services with a whole person and integrated approach. We aim to maximise the participation of our clients in the parts of life that are important to them. This can include support with self-care, looking after the place where you live, home modifications, getting out and about, finding or staying in work or education, or participating in social and leisure activities.

We cater to a wide range of physical and psychosocial needs across the lifespan. Our therapists consider a person’s strengths and aspirations to create meaningful and relevant goals.

If you’d like to find out more about our Occupational Therapy Services, call us now