Occupational Therapy is about helping you or your child to be as independent, confident and capable as possible in doing day-to-day activities.
Everyday activities include looking after yourself (such as managing showering, dressing and toileting), managing household jobs, getting to the shops or places to enjoy yourself or being involved in a hobby, work, study, sport or leisure activities.
Occupational Therapy for Adults
You may find that you have difficulties with some everyday activities due to disability, illness, disease, an ongoing health condition or after a fall, injury, or accident. An Occupational Therapist will discuss your difficulties with you and recommend strategies that will help you to be as independent, as safe, and as capable and pain-free as possible.
An Occupational Therapist can help you if you are having trouble with:
- Personal self-care e.g. dressing, eating, bathing, toileting
- Gross motor skills
- Organisation and planning skills e.g. handwriting, concentration
- Social skills
If you have a family member, friend or carer who helps you to do any of these daily activities, an Occupational Therapist can also provide recommendations for helping them to care for you.
Occupational Therapy for Children
A child’s occupation is to grow, learn and play. Some children have difficulties in all or one of these areas and an occupational therapist can help them improve social and practical skills to develop and live a satisfying and meaningful life. This includes children with Autism or sensory needs.
An Occupational Therapist can help your child if they are having trouble with:
- Self-care e.g. dressing, eating
- Fine motor skills e.g. cutting, drawing
- Gross motor skills e.g. “whole body” movements, jumping, balance, kicking a ball
- Play skills
- Organisation and motor planning skills
- School skills e.g. handwriting, concentrating, mixing with other children or sensory processing skills
Based in Eltham in North East Melbourne, our Occupational Therapy team supports people of all ages and stages, including My Aged Care recipients, NDIS participants, Community Health and Private clients.
To make an appointment call 9430 9100 or make an online enquiry.Make an Enquiry