Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2012).
Services include assessment and intervention in the following areas:
- Activities of daily living (e.g., personal care, domestic and community tasks)
- Functional Skills for using hands and arms (e.g., fine motor, hand coordination, upper limb function)
- Accessible physical home environments (e.g., bathroom, access, lounge room)
- Sensory processing needs/skills (e.g., ability to process touch sensation, increased activity level, tolerance to noise)
- Equipment/aids to support activities of daily living (e.g., shower commode, wheelchair, pressure care mattress, electric hospital bed, modified utensils)
- Carer training around use of equipment, techniques/programs on how to provide assistance during daily living activities
- Occupational Therapists, work together with you (and your family/carer) to assist you in achieving your occupational goals in life. We empower you in living your life to your fullest potential.