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Supporting independence & engagement in daily activities

“If you’re having any difficulty managing your day-to-day activities or feel you can achieve more from your life, an occupational therapist can help. Whether it’s managing your pain, getting on and off your toilet, getting out to do your shopping, or even just remembering your appointments, we specialise in helping you to manage the daily tasks that are important to you.

“We also specialise in home assessment and modification. We look creatively at ways to set up your home to make it safer and easier for you to manage. We empower you to live life the way you want to”

Lacey Styles, Principal Occupational Therapist, Encompass Health Services

Some of our occupational therapy services include:

  • Falls prevention and personal alarm prescription
  • Home modifications
  • Improving community access (including taxi subsidy and disability parking permit applications)
  • Qualified driving assessments and remediation*
  • Mobility assessment and equipment prescription (including walkers and wheelchairs)
  • Task modification (e.g. showering, toileting, dressing, meal preparation)
  • Adaptive aids prescription
  • Specialised equipment prescription (e.g. electric bidets, beds and chairs)
  • Functional carer training
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Scar treatment and soft tissue therapy (barrier release & low level laser treatments)
  • Memory, dementia and cognitive support
  • Oedema management (management of acute and chronic swelling)
  • Pressure care management (including prescription of pressure relieving mattresses and cushions)
  • Pain management
  • Yoga therapy
  • Connecting you with dance, art or horticulture therapies
  • Ergonomics and positioning for work and leisure
  • Advice on positioning and safe lifting for new parents
  • Upper limb rehabilitation

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We help people with:

  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes and other metabolic conditions
  • Respiratory conditions including emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hearing and vision loss
  • Incontinence
  • Vascular conditions
  • Pressure-related injuries
  • Acute and chronic wounds
  • Memory loss and dementia
  • Cancer
  • Neurological conditions including Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Parkinson’s disease,  Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Anxiety, depression and PTSD
  • Problems related to ageing
  • Problems related to life changes and new roles, such as new parenthood
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