Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover or maintain the meaningful activities, roles, or occupations of individuals, groups or communities in every day life. This includes: taking care of oneself and others, working, volunteering, participating in hobbies and social or leisure activities.
When should you see an OT?
If you are feeling unsafe in the home, including getting in and out of the shower, negotiating steps or getting in and out of your house. If you are having trouble getting in and out of bed or on and off chairs.
If you are falling frequently
If you are having difficulties completing your daily routine including meal preparation or personal care tasks due to pain, fatigue, limited mobility or general weakness.
If you are having difficulty with mobility and require a wheelchair or a powered mobility device.
If you are an NDIS participant wishing to get the most support out of your plan