About occupational therapy

Occupational Therapy is a client centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation.

What is occupational therapy?

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to safely and independently participate in the activities of their daily life such as:

  • showering
  • dressing
  • shopping
  • meal preparation
  • mobility
  • paid employment
  • social activities and hobbies.

Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by working with people in their community to enhance their ability to complete activities that are important to them. This is done by modifying the environment, providing adaptive equipment as well as through rehabilitation and/or retraining.

Where necessary, occupational therapists will link to local services to ensure the clients needs and goals are met.

What do ActivOT occupational therapists do?

ActivOT enabling safe mobility

ActivOT enabling safe mobility.

ActivOT’s friendly and professional occupational therapists provide assessment and intervention services within the home environment for:

  • Falls prevention
  • Assistive technology assessment and prescription
  • Minor home modifications prescriptions
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Therapy programs
  • Continence management
  • Pressure care management
  • Palliative care
  • Dementia care
  • Specialised complex seating and wheelchair prescription
  • Links to community facilities and resources
  • Access transition assessments and reports
  • Pre-planning assessments
  • Functional assessments and reports
  • Housing assessments and reports.

For more specific information about our assessments and therapy programs, see our pages: