Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent or live better with injury, illness, or disability.”

~ American Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities you can do (and those you want to do), any current limitations, your goals/motivations and also to offer advice/techniques about how to do something more easily and safely.

Occupational therapists (OT’s) work with people living with a disability to assist them to lead healthy and independent lives and are frequently funded by the NDIS to work with a participant to achieve their goals.

Occupational therapists focus on promoting health and wellbeing by enabling people to participate in the everyday occupations of life, productive activities such as education, work, volunteering; and leisure/social activities, such as being part of a community group and/or engaging in a hobby.

An OT can help you maintain, regain or improve your independence by using different techniques, changing your environment and using new equipment.

They play an important role in enabling people experiencing disability to identify and implement methods that support their occupation and their participation in social activities such as sport and recreation.This may include modifying an activity or an environment to suit individual needs.

Our experienced Occupational Therapists work with people with both physical and mental health illnesses and disabilities.

OT’s are often assisting people who are adjusting to life after sustaining an injury, acquiring a short or long-term illness or disability, or are in a period of major life adjustment which is impacting their health and wellbeing.

Melbourne Sports Institute Occupational Therapists are actively registered Occupational Therapists, registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA).

Our staff hold a wealth of experience in the profession and have been involved in both clinical supervision and professional development as required by APHRA.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The occupational therapy process involves a collaborative interaction between the practitioner and the client, which involves problem-solving to support the client’s occupational performance.

The occupational therapy process can be divided into the evaluation, intervention, and outcome stages, as shown below.

The evaluation stage includes referral, screening, developing an occupational profile, and analyzing occupational performance.

The intervention stage includes intervention planning, implementation, and review.

The outcome stage includes the measurement of outcomes and decision-making related to the future direction of intervention. 

RESULTS

The following are areas in which occupational therapy has proven to aid NDIS participants in:

To find out more about our Occupational Therapy services at Melbourne Sports Institute, submit a request on the form below.

After submitting the form below, we will be in touch to organise a consultation with our management team who will determine your individual needs and how to best facilitate your request.

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