NDIS Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy NDIS registered and approved. Helping you get more out of life today!
We work with you and those close to you to maximise your independence. Our NDIS registered and approved Occupational Therapy services focus on physical, psychosocial, sensory or cognitive disabilities.
You may be looking to improve your ability to perform tasks in your home including self-care, access to your community, exploring housing or driving options, home modifications or finding out about assistive technology.
Whatever you need, our NDIS registered Occupational Therapists will assess your situation and provide personalised services to help you do the things you want and need to do, in the most effective way possible. We offer home visits as well as clinic-based support.
Our Occupational Therapists work closely with NDIS participants, using the latest research and technologies in their field to assess and design rehabilitation programs that are evidenced based, efficient and effective. This ensures that you (or someone you care for) are always receiving the highest quality services.
Our NDIS registered Occupational Therapists have the equipment, skills and qualifications to carry out assessments and clinically based interventions to help with:
- Functional Capacity Assessments
- Functional Capacity Assessments
- Psychosocial Functional Capacity Assessments
- Supported Disability Accommodation Assessments (SIA)
- Supported Independent Living Assessments (SIL)
- Assistive Technology Assessments for specialised equipment prescription
- Specialised seating and wheelchair prescription
- Scooter and mobility assessment and training
- Beds and mattresses prescription
- Shower chairs and commode chairs prescription
- Hoist and Sling Assessments and Prescription
- Manual Handling training and education
- Pressure care education and therapy
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Home rehabilitation and therapy
- Mental Health Therapy
- Stroke and neurological rehabilitation
- Cognitive Assessment and retraining
- Developmental Therapy
- Dementia Care and Planning
- Falls Prevention
- Home modifications
- Grab Rails
- Bathroom and kitchen modifications
- Occupational therapy driving assessments
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Occupational Therapy Frequently Asked Questions
NDIS Occupational Therapy refers to Occupational Therapy services that are funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia. Occupational Therapy is a type of healthcare that helps people of all ages participate in the activities and tasks that are important to them, despite any physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges they may face.
NDIS Occupational Therapy can help people living with disability to develop or maintain their independence, improve their daily living skills, enhance their social and communication skills, and achieve their goals. The Occupational Therapist (OT) assesses the person’s needs, develops a personalised therapy plan, and provides interventions that may include adaptive equipment, environmental modifications, and training in functional tasks.
Examples of NDIS Occupational Therapy supports include personal care tasks such as dressing, grooming, and toileting, household tasks such as cooking and cleaning, mobility and transfer skills, communication and social interaction, and leisure and recreational activities. NDIS Occupational Therapy services may be provided in a range of settings, including in the person’s home, community, or workplace, depending on their goals and needs.
While there is some overlap between Occupational Therapy (OT) and physiotherapy (PT), they are two distinct healthcare professions with different focuses and goals.
Occupational therapy focuses on supporting individuals to achieve their goals, help with community access support and engage in meaningful activities despite physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges. This may include activities of daily living such as dressing, grooming, and eating, as well as work, leisure, and social activities. OTs use a holistic approach to assess the individual’s needs and provide interventions such as Occupational Therapy adaptive equipment for cooking and other home activities, environmental modifications, and training in functional tasks.
Physiotherapy, on the other hand, focuses on the physical rehabilitation and management of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions. This may involve restoring movement, reducing pain, improving strength and flexibility, and preventing further injury. PTs use a range of interventions such as exercise therapy, manual therapy, and hydrotherapy to achieve these goals. You can find out more about the differences between physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy in disability in our guide all about physiotherapy or read about NDIS physiotherapy services here.
A National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) functional capacity assessment is an evaluation that is used to determine a person’s level of functioning in various areas of daily living. The purpose of this Occupational Therapy assessment is to gather information about the person’s abilities, limitations, and support needs, which will inform their NDIS plan and the types of support and services they may be eligible to receive.
The functional capacity assessment typically covers areas such as personal care, mobility, communication, social interaction, learning, and decision-making. Occupational therapy assessments may be conducted by an occupational therapist, a physiotherapist, a speech pathologist, or another allied health professional depending on the person’s specific needs.
During the assessment, the clinician will observe the person’s ability to perform various tasks and activities, ask questions about their health and medical history, and gather information from their family members or carers. The information gathered during the assessment is then used to develop a detailed report that outlines the person’s functional abilities and limitations, as well as their goals and aspirations.
The functional capacity assessment is an important part of the NDIS planning process, as it helps to ensure that the person receives the right types of support and services to meet their individual needs and goals.
NDIS Occupational Therapy
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a way of supporting people with permanent and significant disability. The NDIS is designed to give individuals greater choice and control over when, where and how their funded supports are provided. The specific support and funding available is based on each individual’s specific needs. You can find out more about what therapeutic supports are funded by referring to the NDIS website.
Ability Action Australia works with people of all ages and has the capability to provide Occupational Therapy Australia wide, as well as other NDIS allied health services.