Occupational Therapy

Our Practising Occupational Therapists are members of Occupational Therapy Australia.
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Occupational Therapy for Children

Our paediatric occupational therapists are passionate about working with children and are skilled to target the following areas:

  • Gross motor skills (whole body movement involving the large core stabilising muscles of the body to perform everyday functions, such as standing, walking, running, and sitting upright. They also include hand-eye coordination, e.g., throwing, catching and kicking).
  • Fine motor skills (coordination of hands and fingers, e.g., doing up buttons and zips, using pencils, writing, and tying shoelaces).
  • Sensory processing (refers to the way the brain receives, organises and responds to sensory input in order to behave in a meaningful & consistent manner, e.g., sensitivities to loud noises or light, movement seeking, and meltdowns).
  • Attending and concentrating.
  • Self-care tasks, e.g., toileting and dressing.
  • Education for parents and carers.

Your child may benefit from occupational therapy if they:

  • Feel ‘floppy’ or ‘stiff’ with handling.
  • Do not tolerate ‘tummy time’ well by 4 months of age.
  • Not sitting by 9 months, not trying to stand up by 12 months, not walking by 18 months.
  • Are clumsy with gross motor skills, e.g., not running at 18-24 months, jumping at 24-36 months, throwing from approximately 18 months or catching from 36 months.
  • Have difficulties self-feeding at 18-24 months, unable to tie shoelaces at age 4, and unable to dress independently at age 5.
  • Experience meltdowns that impact both the child and their family.

We can visit your home, school or kindergarten.

Occupational Therapy for Adults

Occupational therapy can offer solutions to independence, participation, engagement and well-being for adults.

Our occupational therapists are passionate about helping clients improve their mobility and quality of life, and are skilled to:

  • Help clients regain or enhance their daily lives after specific events such as hip replacement or stroke.
  • Assess and modify clients’ homes and/or community environments to improve safety and independence.
  • Prescribe and educate clients and carers in the use of adaptive equipment to assist function.

You may benefit from occupational therapy if you:

  • Would like to improve independence in activities of daily living, such as showering, toileting, dressing, cooking and self-feeding.
  • Are at risk of falls or have reduced mobility.
  • Have difficulties with balance and coordination.
  • Require assistive devices to enhance comfort, safety and independence with day-to-day tasks

Speak to our Occupational Therapist’s today

Phone : 0400 590 831

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