Occupational Therapy

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy enhances physical, psychological and social health and wellbeing through participation in activities which people need or want to do.

What is an occupational therapist?

We're the doers of the allied health world. An occupational therapist is a functional expert. Highly trained in task analysis and therapy through doing; they have skills in breaking down task components and understanding how and why people do things. Occupational therapists have training and knowledge of how the body and mind operate and interact with each other as well as how they operate in our physical and social environments. This enables them to work in a highly individualised manner to develop, recover or maintain a person's capacity to manage their day to day activities. An occupational therapist can also assist individuals to compensate for permanent loss in function.

We work with you

You know yourself better than anyone else could - We want to work with you to build on your strengths and resources, manage any concerns you may have and equip you with knowledge, practical skills and tools to achieve your goals. 
We pride ourselves on being a sex-positive practice which means that in addition to general referrals, we welcome referrals relating to sexual health and function, and have expertise in this area.

We come to you

Our assessments are conducted at the place where you do the things we are talking about. This is because we can make our recommendations so much more relevant if we see you in your normal environment - whether it be at home, at work/school or out and about in the community. Occupational therapists will often ask you to demonstrate how you do things with the equipment you normally use in order to make recommendations that are tailored to your needs.

Occupation is simple and intuitive to the experience of all humans. . .
  • - the things we do in our life roles
  • - the things we do to be who we are
  • - the things we do to create our life and world into all it can become
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