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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy refers to assessment and treatment through the specific use of selected activity. This is designed by the occupational therapist and undertaken by those who have a temporary or permanent disability. The purpose is to prevent disability, to improve health and to help the person to his or her needs by achieving optimum function and independence.

Occupational Therapy Services can provide:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Treatment
  • Therapy or
  • Information

They can be provided separately or in combination with other Ourcare Services.

These services may also be accessed by consumers who require:

  • Assessment and recommendation for the provision of aids such as shower chairs, tap turners.
  • Assessment and recommendation of modifications to the home environment e.g. Grab rails, ramps etc.
  • Education and advice regarding falls prevention strategies.