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Supporting independence and 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 an assessment for Assistive Technology with the NDIS, managing your pain, getting on and off your toilet, getting out to do your shopping, or even just remembering your appointments, in the workplace, we specialise in helping you to manage the daily tasks that are important to you.

“We also specialise in home and work assessment and modification. We look creatively at ways to set up your home and work to make it safer and easier for you to manage. We empower you to live life the way you want to.  With the recent influx of NDIS clients to our services, our occupational therapists are experienced in all facets of attaining your goals, and Assistive Technology, whether it is for a ramp, customised mobility devices, or therapy in the home.”

Tiana Pukall, Occupational Therapist, Encompass Health Services

Some of our occupational therapy services include:

Do you need a PRE NDIS Comprehensive Functional Assessment for your NDIS application?  We offer this as a speciality item.

  • Assistive Technology assessments and recommendations NDIS
  • Falls prevention and personal alarm prescription
  • Home modifications: minor and major
  • 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) We have local suppliers who have fair prices and good delivery times
  • Functional carer training:  hoists and lifting equipment, aids.
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • Worksite assessments and workplace ergonomic reviews, instant results
  • 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

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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