Occupational Therapy & Functional Assessment in Melbourne
Occupational therapy is often required whenever someone is having difficulty in carrying out all manner of normal, everyday tasks, whether due to permanent physical disability, accident, injury, or mental health issue. An occupational therapist provides support for people in these situations by identifying their strengths and difficulties so that they can ascertain practical solutions that work best to take part in all occupations of life.
At First Choice Allied Health in Footscray, we can help you regain, improve, or maintain your independence by implementing new techniques, changing environments, or using different equipment. Our expert occupational therapists assist people of all ages from young children to the elderly with all aspects of their day to day tasks. Utilising a whole-person perspective, our occupational therapists work hard to help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing while participating in everyday life.
When an injury or a disability is impacting your ability to carry out your normal day-to-day activities, your doctor or other medical professionals will often provide a referral to an occupational therapist. Our occupational therapists or OTs offer a variety of solutions that helps to prevent injuries at home as well as in the workplace by assisting with enhancing safety and independence for daily activities. We provide high-quality and evidenced-based consultation, assessment, and ongoing treatment for infants, young children, adolescents, and adults whose medical condition requires specialist knowledge that cannot otherwise be obtained through access to community services.
There are a wide variety of reasons why occupational therapy may be beneficial such as accessing assistance with a short or long-term disability or illness, adjusting to life after sustaining a debilitating injury, or are experiencing a period of major life adjustment that is having an impact on overall health and wellbeing. Our understanding and experienced occupational therapists work together with people who have both physical illnesses or disabilities and mental health issues. Some of the key areas of activities which occupational therapists can provide support and assistance include:
• Education Activities
• Leisure & Play Activities
• Social Activity Participation
• Paid Or Unpaid Work / Employment Tasks
• Personal Daily Activities of Eating, Showering, Dressing, & Grooming
• Household Activities of Shopping, Childcare, Driving, & Home Maintenance
As one of the most trusted occupational therapy clinics in Melbourne, we are committed to helping with all aspects of normal and everyday tasks. We use modern interactive technologies which assist our clients with taking charge of their personal development in Footscray, Yarraville, Sunshine, Maribyrnong, St Albans, and Port Melbourne. Our team of occupational therapists can provide you with the support that is truly patient-focused and reliable. First Choice Allied Health are also an NDIS provider for Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs.
Call us today to find out more.