Adult Services

Occupational Therapy can be defined and delivered in many different ways. OT’s work alongside people to develop a person’s capacity to engage, participate and complete the important tasks in everyday life. Our occupational therapists are trained and experienced in assisting within the following areas:

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training

Sometimes individuals may have difficulty completing activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating or grooming independently and may require extra help. Our occupational therapists can provide training and support, so that people can learn to complete these activities with less assistance.

Life Skills Training

This involves activities that allow a person to live independently in the community, such as cooking, cleaning, money management, managing your daily and weekly routines and preparing for employment.

Pain

Pain is one of the several ways our body tries to communicate with us. However, it is often unpleasant. Understanding pain and ways to manage it are important, as pain can impact our daily function.

Assessment & Report

Occupational Therapy assessments are completed to identify a person’s ability to participate in everyday life, as well as identifying any support that the person may need.

Our occupational therapists are able to complete comprehensive assessments and reports, that can include:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment
  • Functional Assessment
  • Home & Environmental Assessment
  • NDIS AT Requests – Equipment, vehicle modifications, minor home modifications
  • Sensory Profile Assessment
  • Supported Independent Living Assessment
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation Assessment

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is an intervention that aims to reduce cognitive deficits such as attention, memory, problem solving and executive function disorders using repetitive exercises and strategies. CRT identifies the underlying deficit that is impacting an individual’s function in a task and targets intervention specific to the deficit in order to further develop functional skills in everyday life.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (Dementia)

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is based around using a person’s previous memories and experiences and relating them to current situations to stimulate the use of the working memory – the kind of memory that lets us think, and reflect. The desired outcome of CST is not to ‘cure’ dementia, but to help build the person’s capacity to be present in the moment, and to equip carers and family members to provide personalised regular cognitive stimulation throughout the person’s day and week.

For more information, please visit the CST website here.

Minor & Complex Equipment

Equipment provides people with the support to participate in their home, community, work or school environments. Our occupational therapists work with you to ensure that any equipment is the right fit for you and your needs. Typical equipment includes:

  • Mobility (4 wheeled-walker, manual wheelchair, powered wheelchair, mobility scooter)
  • Transfers (portable hoist, electric lift chairs)
  • Bedroom & Sleeping (electric hi-lo bed, pressure redistribution mattress)
  • Pressure Injury Prevention (pressure redistribution cushion, contracture cushions)
  • Minor equipment (kitchen and bathroom aides)
  • Child and adult car seats/restraints or postural supports

Vehicle Modifications/Aides

Transferring in and out of a vehicle can sometimes be challenging, particularly when someone is using a mobility device and needs to be able to store this in their car as well. Our occupational therapists can assist in exploring modifications to your vehicle or equipment that will make this easier. Modifications or aides may include:

  • Swivel seats and cushions
  • Wheelchair hoists (internal and external)
  • Person hoists

Home Assessments

A home assessment completed by an Occupational Therapist allows for the home and surrounding environment to be observed, and to determine barriers or facilitators of health, wellbeing, independence, safety, dignity, and participation. This information enables the occupational therapist to help make recommendations for modifications or adjustment in and around the home that promotes independence and decreases the risk of injury.

Minor Home Modifications

We provide assistance with minor home modifications including:

  • Grab rails
  • Portable ramps
  • Lever Taps
  • Hand Held Shower Hose
  • Disability Toilets including bidets
  • Foldable shower bench

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (pronounced as the verb ACT) at its core is accepting what is out of your personal control and committing to action that improves and enriches your life. ACT is a useful tool to deal with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions.

For more information, you can visit the ACT website here.

Graded Community Exposure

Graded Exposure is an evidence-based treatment used to address avoidance of feared situations, activities or objects due to anxiety.

Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Training

Sometimes individuals may have difficulty completing activities such as bathing, dressing, toileting, eating or grooming independently and may require extra help. Our occupational therapists can provide training and support, so that people can learn to complete these activities with less assistance.

Life Skills Training

This involves activities that allow a person to live independently in the community, such as cooking, cleaning, money management, managing your daily and weekly routines and preparing for employment.

Pain

Pain is one of the several ways our body tries to communicate with us. However, it is often unpleasant. Understanding pain and ways to manage it are important, as pain can impact our daily function.

Assessment & Report

Occupational Therapy assessments are completed to identify a person’s ability to participate in everyday life, as well as identifying any support that the person may need.

Our occupational therapists are able to complete comprehensive assessments and reports, that can include:

  • Adaptive Behaviour Assessment
  • Functional Assessment
  • Home & Environmental Assessment
  • NDIS AT Requests – Equipment, vehicle modifications, minor home modifications
  • Sensory Profile Assessment
  • Supported Independent Living Assessment
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation Assessment

Cognitive Rehabilitation

Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) is an intervention that aims to reduce cognitive deficits such as attention, memory, problem solving and executive function disorders using repetitive exercises and strategies. CRT identifies the underlying deficit that is impacting an individual’s function in a task and targets intervention specific to the deficit in order to further develop functional skills in everyday life.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (Dementia)

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is based around using a person’s previous memories and experiences and relating them to current situations to stimulate the use of the working memory – the kind of memory that lets us think, and reflect. The desired outcome of CST is not to ‘cure’ dementia, but to help build the person’s capacity to be present in the moment, and to equip carers and family members to provide personalised regular cognitive stimulation throughout the person’s day and week.

For more information, please visit the CST website here.

Minor & Complex Equipment

Equipment provides people with the support to participate in their home, community, work or school environments. Our occupational therapists work with you to ensure that any equipment is the right fit for you and your needs. Typical equipment includes:

  • Mobility (4 wheeled-walker, manual wheelchair, powered wheelchair, mobility scooter)
  • Transfers (portable hoist, electric lift chairs)
  • Bedroom & Sleeping (electric hi-lo bed, pressure redistribution mattress)
  • Pressure Injury Prevention (pressure redistribution cushion, contracture cushions)
  • Minor equipment (kitchen and bathroom aides)
  • Child and adult car seats/restraints or postural supports

Vehicle Modifications/Aides

Transferring in and out of a vehicle can sometimes be challenging, particularly when someone is using a mobility device and needs to be able to store this in their car as well. Our occupational therapists can assist in exploring modifications to your vehicle or equipment that will make this easier. Modifications or aides may include:

  • Swivel seats and cushions
  • Wheelchair hoists (internal and external)
  • Person hoists

Home Assessments

A home assessment completed by an Occupational Therapist allows for the home and surrounding environment to be observed, and to determine barriers or facilitators of health, wellbeing, independence, safety, dignity, and participation. This information enables the occupational therapist to help make recommendations for modifications or adjustment in and around the home that promotes independence and decreases the risk of injury.

Minor Home Modifications

We provide assistance with minor home modifications including:

  • Grab rails
  • Portable ramps
  • Lever Taps
  • Hand Held Shower Hose
  • Disability Toilets including bidets
  • Foldable shower bench

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) (pronounced as the verb ACT) at its core is accepting what is out of your personal control and committing to action that improves and enriches your life. ACT is a useful tool to deal with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions.

For more information, you can visit the ACT website here.

Graded Community Exposure

Graded Exposure is an evidence-based treatment used to address avoidance of feared situations, activities or objects due to anxiety.