Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy focuses on working with clients to improve their independence and ability to perform daily tasks.  Whether it’s working with clients to achieve their goals of shopping, cooking, learning or living independently, occupational therapists will promote health and wellbeing through the support that they provide.

Occupational Therapy is recognised as playing a pivotal role in improving health outcomes. Assisting with recovery, staying safe, improving independence and increasing participation in social and community activities, National OT is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to high quality, timely and reliable occupational therapy services. Regardless of who you are, what you need, and where you live, we are here to help you.

Our occupational therapists work with clients of all ages and abilities.

Our Approach

Our occupational therapy services are established in collaboration with clients, being individualised and goal focused to the needs of the client.  For ease and convenience, treatment is delivered to our clients in their homes, workplaces or local community settings.

National OT’s occupational therapists can work individually as your only practitioner, or as part of a broader National OT team including physiotherapists.  Regardless of the breadth of services implemented, the needs and goals of the client remains the focus for all of the support services provided.

If you are seeking occupational therapy under the NDIS, we are fully registered and are waiting to assist you.

 

 

What can we help with?

 

Our OTs can support individuals with the tools and skills required to perform their core activities, creating meaning and enjoyment of life. Occupational therapy can assist with a large number of specific conditions.

If you would like to discuss your circumstances, or those of your client, to determine if we have the right treatment for you, please contact our friendly and caring staff for a confidential conversation.

Our Services

Equipment Assessment

There is a range of assistive technology available to improve client safety and independence. Our team of occupational therapists are skilled in assessing and prescribing equipment of all types including:

  • Manual and Powered Wheelchairs
  • Electric Scooters and Beds
  • Mattresses
  • Recliner Chairs
  • Commodes
  • Hoists
  • Pressure Care Equipment
  • Technological Devices

We work with a range of suppliers across Australia. This enables us to consider the full range of products available and select the equipment best suited to your needs based on function, environment and cost factors.  We can recommend suppliers who offer equipment trials, hire options and equipment customisations.

Aged Care

National OT specialise in therapy services aimed at assisting clients in their later years. We support clients to remain in their homes and maximising their independence in all tasks of daily living. Our experienced therapists offer a range of services for aged care clients including:

  • Home Safety Assessments
  • Falls Prevention Education
  • Home Visits (including activities of daily living assessments – ADL)
  • Home Modifications
  • Case Management
  • Equipment Provision
  • Support Services Planning
  • Safety and Manual Handling
  • Driving and Vehicle Assessments
  • Carer Training and Education
  • Well-being and Lifestyle Services

We deliver these services within the client’s own home, supported accommodation or residential facility, and have vast experience providing services to clients of various funding types, including home care packages. We also offer preventative and wellbeing programs for larger organisations. Contact us to discuss your or your loved ones concerns or assistance requirements.

Home Modifications

We can assess a client in their own home and make home modification recommendations to improve access and safety for temporary or permanent needs. We can help design and coordinate minor home modifications including ramps and rails. We also work with funding bodies, builders and project managers with major home modifications. Examples include bathroom and kitchen modifications, major ramp structures, ceiling hoists and platform lifts.

Work & Safety Services

Our qualified therapists offer a range of work-related services including:

  • Work Site and Ergonomic Assessments
  • Workplace Training and Support
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Return to Work Planning
  • Safety training and advice to individuals and groups.

Our breadth of coverage within Australia allows us to deliver all our services at your head office, branches or other preferred venues. We welcome enquires from small business to large corporates. We can provide tailored programs to meet your specific needs.

Therapy

We offer specialty therapy services in areas including:

  • Paediatrics
  • Mental Health
  • Autism Services
  • Upper Limb Rehabilitation
  • Sensory and Behavioural Interventions
  • Work Services
  • Behavioural Planning and Cognitive Retraining

Our therapy services focus on assisting our clients to overcome practical challenges that they may experience in their usual environments. This includes participation in everyday routines, tasks and activities, within work, school, social and home settings.

Medicolegal Assessments

We have occupational therapists with expertise in completing Medicolegal Assessments. We provide comprehensive medicolegal reports detailing the impact of a client’s injury or illness on all aspects of daily functioning. Our reports include recommendations regarding current and future needs and costs relating to equipment, home modifications, work capacity, treatment and support needs.

Behavioural Support

We are registered to provide behaviour support services under NDIS. We offer a range of assessments and therapy support to our clients with challenging behaviours