Occupational therapy

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Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy promotes a person’s wellness and independence within their everyday living environment. Our skilled team of occupational therapists are committed to working with people of all ages with a wide range of neurological conditions to achieve their goals.

Horizon’s Occupational Therapists (OT) will work very closely with you and your family or carer, and as your OT gets to know you, and your goals, they will create a plan to help you reach those goals to maximise your independence and enhance your quality of life.
Occupational therapy uses training, games, activities, and other fun ways to help you take part in everyday activities and help you live your best life. We are here to help you be as independent as possible.

During your time with your OT, we will help you figure out ways to do things that are just right for you. We can visit your home and teach you skills that will work best for you. We may even introduce tools or equipment that will create new possibilities for you.

Our goal is to support you in building your skills and confidence to take part in everyday activities that matter to you, whether it be school, work or social life.

What our occupational therapists provide:

 

  • Comprehensive functional assessment and retaining of daily living skills, such as looking after your personal care, learning how to prepare your own meals and use cutlery and eat without assistance, budgeting and doing your own shopping, accessing the community, and managing daily routines.
  • Home modifications – assessment and modification of a participant’s home environment to improve safety and independence.
  • Assistive technology (AT) assessment and training for equipment, from low-cost/low-risk equipment to complex wheelchairs and seating to improve independence and safety in everyday tasks.
  • Assessment of cognitive function such as memory, concentration, and problem-solving on a person’s capacity to perform daily tasks.
  • Assessment and therapeutic intervention to maximise upper limb and/or hand function.
  • Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA) and Supported Independent Living (SIL) assessments to assist with the application for NDIS SDA and SIL funding.
  • Education on energy conservation techniques and how to simplify daily tasks to better suit you. To help manage your sleep and fatigue.
  • Education on relaxation and stress management, pain management, how to manage your emotions and express yourself in all aspects, and to help improve your health and wellbeing.
  • Advice to carers and/or family members on lifting and transferring techniques.
  • Advice on managing chronic health conditions.

 

Assessment, goal setting, and rehabilitation is conducted in a participant’s home, at one of our clinics or in the community. Working with significant others (families or support workers) is an integral part of therapy to ensure our clients have the greatest opportunity to achieve their potential.

The Horizon Health Care is a place where people of diverse
backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations are welcomed and supported.

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