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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy allows people with a health condition or disability participate in the activities they find important and meaningful. These are called occupations, and are the things in life that people need to do, want to do and are expected to do. An Occupational Therapist helps people gain independence of the things in life they would like to do, by using different therapy techniques, changing their environment and teaching them to use adaptive equipment.

How can an Occupational Therapist help you?

Health First Group’s Occupational Therapists are ready to help people of all ages gain independence in their life and participate in the activities that mean the most to them.
Our Occupational Therapists are dedicated to providing support to people of all ages with:

  • Autism or sensory processing disorders
  • Learning disabilities or developmental delays
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Pain and Illnesses
  • Foot and Hand injuries
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Birth injuries
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease

What to expect

Your initial visit with one of our Occupational Therapists will involve developing an understanding of how your injury, illness or condition is affecting you and your occupations. These can be the everyday things you do like brushing your teeth, socialising and having fun with friends, and working and contributing to the community.

The Occupational Therapist may undertake the following to help evaluate how they can best help you:

  • Having a discussion with you about your conditions and how it affects your everyday life
  • Doing a home visit to see how you manage your everyday occupations at home
  • Physical assessments of your disability

You and the Occupational Therapist will then develop goals that are important to helping you restore your ability and do what is important to you. Your Occupational Therapist will help to restore your ability to perform tasks, or will find another way to achieve your goals like helping you to find and use adaptive equipment so that you can keep doing the things you love without any barriers!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started with Occupational Therapy?

Call your local clinic today to arrange an appointment. Alternately,click here to book an appointment online.

Am I able to claim my Occupational Therapy session through my private health insurance?

Yes, you can. All our clinics are equipped with on-the-spot Hicaps payment and claims processing. For more information on physiotherapy rebates please contact your private health insurer.

Can I access Occupational Therapy through my NDIS plan?

Occupational Therapy services are covered by the NDIS. Occupational Therapy can exist in various sections of your NDIS plan, as a core support or as a capacity-building support. For more information on whether Occupational Therapy is covered in your NDIS plan, contact your NDIS Support Coordinator or LAC, or call the NDIA directly on 1800 800 110.

All Health First Group Occupational Therapists are registered NDIS providers, meaning they are able to treat self-managed, agency (NDIA) managed and plan-managed NDIS participants.

Are your treatment rooms air conditioned?

Yes, all of our treatment rooms are air conditioned and equipped with the latest technology.

Do I need a GP referral for Occupational Therapy?

No, a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

Can I see any reviews for your Occupational Therapists?

We are very proud of the service we provide to all of our clients. Google reviews are available for each of our clinics nationwide.

What we are about

Our practictioners are AHPRA registered physiotherapists

All of our physiotherapists are registered with the AHPRA and have completed post-graduate education yearly to supplement their education and knowledge for a high standard of patient care.

What we are about

Multiple clinics, same industry-leading service

Our team across all clinics locations at Health First are highly experienced and skilled in treating a wide variety of injuries. We understand that no two patients or injuries are the same. This is why we ensure every patient enjoys tailored physio treatment and is handled professionally, with the highest level of care.

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