What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?
Occupational therapy is a health profession which aims to support health and wellbeing through enabling people to participate in meaningful activity.
To us, “occupation” is just another word for any activity that people do. For example, this may mean going to work, cleaning your house, looking after your kids, going to school, playing a sport….etc. Everyone has different occupations, and these can change across the lifespan. For children, their main occupations are school, playing and socialising. For adults, their main occupations may be parenting, maintaining a home or going to work.
People who are unwell or have been unwell, or have a long-term disability often experience additional challenges in being able to do the activities (or occupations!) that they want and need to do. These challenges have a further impact on the person’s overall health, wellbeing and quality of life.
Occupational therapists use occupation (activities) to enable skills and build independence. We work alongside people to reduce any barriers by modifying how an activity is carried out, or by changing the environment (such as using aids and equipment, home modifications, etc). Our overall aim is to enhance your safety, independence and functioning in order to support you in achieving the life you want.
What will my sessions be like?
Your first appointment will involve an occupational therapist visiting you in the comfort of your own home. They may chat to you about what you do really well, what may be difficult right now and what your goals are.
From there, we will work together to decide on where to next. This may involve further assessment or individually tailored sessions aimed at building on your strengths and reducing any barriers you may be facing in order to achieve the life you want.
How are my sessions paid for?
For people with an NDIS package, your sessions will be completely covered- that means that you will not have to pay any out of pocket expenses at all.
We also offer self-funded sessions. Contact us for details.
What if I don’t have an NDIS plan?
Not to worry. We are here to support you in accessing the NDIS. Please give us a call so that we can run you through pricing and what’s involved.