Occupational Therapy can help people living with a disability to lead happy, healthy and independent lives.
Occupational Therapists, also known as OT’s, work with people of all ages and abilities to help them engage in the occupations that are meaningful to them.
In the “OT world” occupations are defined as anything that a person wants, needs, or is expected to do that they find meaningful. This might include going to work, school, volunteering, participating in self-care tasks, being involved in a community group, going for a walk along the beach or watching a football game.
Often funded by NDIS, Occupational Therapists play a crucial role in enabling people to identify and implement strategies to help support their participation in these occupations.
The Occupational Therapists at Enhanced Living develop an understanding of each client’s personal experiences, their strengths, barriers, likes and dislikes to create a meaningful therapy plan that will assist in achieving their goals, while addressing barriers that affect their individual emotional, social and physical needs.
Who would benefit from Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists can assist in delivering a range of therapy and intervention types.
Ongoing Occupational Therapy services at Enhanced Living can include:
- Paediatric Services such as life skills, school readiness, fine and gross motor skills, LEGO therapy, social skills and communication, emotional regulation, sensory profiles, functional capacity assessments and assistive technology applications.
- Mental Health services such as life skills, routine creation, pain management, emotional regulation and self-care, functional capacity assessment including supporting independent living submissions.
- Neurological disorders such as life skills, fall prevention, pain management and upper limb therapy.
- Workplace rehabilitation and trauma rehabilitation, such as: upper limb therapy, workplace assessment and Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) as well as Workplace training including manual handling and assistive technology training.
- Disability support services such as Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA), Life skills, Fine motor skills, Gross motor skills, Emotional regulation, Self care, Home modifications, Assistive Technology assessments and training, NDIS review reports, Initial assessment including goal setting