Like many allied health professions, Occupational Therapy is a specialist area often misunderstood. But for those directed to a practitioner, its application and benefit, can be life-changing. So, what is Occupational Therapy?
“Occupation” is anything you do that occupies your time, such as cooking, sport, sleeping, work or having a shower.
Occupational Therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.
Occupational Therapists (OT’s) identify a person’s abilities and limitations and the issues that prevent that person from fully participating in their chosen activities of life. They can then help their clients to participate fully through the development of skills or modification of the environment.
Bromilow’s Occupational Therapy services include:
- Advice and education about aids and equipment, including wheelchairs and wheelie walkers
- Falls prevention advice
- Assistance to re-engage in meaningful leisure activities
- Home safety assessments
- Community access
- Therapeutic group exercises and in-home programs.
What’s a Home Safety Assessment?
An occupational therapist will come to your home and address any issues that you may be having in completing your day-to-day activities safely and independently. Recommendations from this visit may include rail installation, step or ramp modifications, major or minor bathroom modifications or equipment prescription.
Our occupational therapist will assist you in recommending and sourcing the most appropriate type of equipment to meet your needs, promote independence and reduce the risk of falls.
An occupational therapist can provide support and solutions for Bathroom modifications including improved shower access, installation of accessible fittings, slip-resistant/safety flooring and redesign of bathroom layout to accommodate the use of equipment.