Each of our 14 teams came together today to celebrate OT Week and the many ways that occupational therapy supports people with disabilities to live a good everyday life.
People often ask ‘what is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy supports people to do the things they want to do in their daily life.
Our occupational therapists support people with disabilities of all ages to perform daily tasks in a way that enhances their quality of life, increases their social participation, independence and overall well-being. This can include activities at home with cooking, self-care, enjoying time with friends and family, getting out and about, and participating in study or work.
We can also prescribe devices and equipment to help people to do the activities they want and need to.
There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the support our therapists provide. What works for one person may not work for another person with the same disability. Our therapists listen to what is important to the person, what they want to achieve and support them with therapies that will help them achieve their goals.
We support people in their natural environment, where they live, work, learn and play because when therapy is integrated into daily life routines, we see the fastest and best results.
If you ‘d like more information about how occupational therapy can support you, please call us on 1300 179 131 or submit an online enquiry and our Intake team will answer any questions you have.
Happy OT Week