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Why choose occupational therapy?

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  • The primary aim of occupational therapy is to enable you to participate in activities of daily living to your full potential.

  • Occupational therapists (OTs) provide evidence-based services to support both mental and physical health and improve general well-being.

  • OTs measure and record outcomes using a variety of tools, including standardised assessments.

  • Occupational therapy is practical. OTs enable you to take part in activities you need, want, or are expected to do. ​​

    • Want to: save money and travel.

    • Expected to: share in household chores and listen without interrupting.

    • Need to: meet work targets and collect children on time.
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Occupational therapists are:

  • trained to identify individual strengths and address challenges in performing activities;

  • skilled in modifying environments & selecting aids: excellent problem solvers;

  • adept at breaking down tasks into manageable steps that encourage task initiation and increase productivity; and

  • qualified to assess and provide strategies for any sensory processing issues affecting your attention, productivity & overall health.

Occupational therapy is an allied health profession which entails a four-year undergraduate or postgraduate degree.  In addition, it:

  • incorporates extensive training in mental health practice;

  • requires a minimum 30 hours of professional development every year;

  • involves ongoing clinical supervision; &

  • is regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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 Alice: “It would be so nice if something would make sense for a change.” 

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