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What is Occupational Therapy?

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 supporting people across the lifespan; it involves ongoing assessments and interventions 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 to improve independence and how to do something more easily and safely.

 

 

What Services Do We Offer?

  • Meeting developmental milestones which are impacting current occupational performance.

  • Fine motor development impacting on everyday life

  • Gross motor development impacting on everyday life.

  • Improving independence with ADLs (such as toileting, dressing etc.)

  • Improving independence with instrumental ADLs (such as shopping, cooking, community access etc.)

  • Executive Function

  • School readiness

  • Sensory processing difficulties impacting on life.

  • Handwriting assessment and intervention

  • Advocacy for our clients to be able to engage in activities just like their peers.

  • As a clinic that values neurodiversity affirming practices, we do not offer ‘social skills training’ as a standard service. While we are passionate about helping individuals to achieve their own personal goals, we do not work on social skills for the sake of having a person ‘act like everyone else’.

 

 

There are some services we DO NOT offer at this time as we do not currently have any clinicians with experience in these areas:

  • Social Skills

  • Hand Therapy

  • Driving Assessments

  • Functional Capacity Assessments

  • SOS feeding therapy

  • Mental Health

  • Assistive Technology prescription

  • Home modifications and device use

 

Facts about Occupational Therapy

Not all Occupational Therapists practice in all areas of Occupational Therapy. We do our best to make sure our therapist is suitable to provide therapy by screening our intake surveys. Alternatively if our therapist is not suitable for the type of therapy you require, we will do our best to connect you to an appropriate service to help you achieve your goals.

 

Not all therapy sessions look the same! Our therapists individualise every therapy session to help clients get the most out of their therapy. Some clients may be able to do drill-based therapy at a table, others may require play-based therapy or functional situation therapies.

Please Note information about our current waitlist:

Currently our OT waitlist is outside of 6 months. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please call our admin team to request an intake form. 

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