Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists offer a variety of services to improve function and help promote independence. Services include: assessment and rehabilitation of physical and functional skills for both inpatients and outpatients, rehabilitation in individual and group settings. We provide home and community visits to work with individuals and their families to devise strategies, recommend modifications and provide equipment such as shower stools, rails and small aides to assist in the activities of daily living.


Occupational Therapy - Paediatrics

Paediatric Occupational therapists assist children to maximise their abilities. Mostly, occupational therapists work with children to assist them with self-care development, gross and fine motor skills and behaviour and sensory issues.

We see children from 0-18 years, both with and without a diagnosed disability. Our service is targeted towards clients with mild to moderate levels of impairment, however we are closely linked in with other paediatric services in the area and we may be able to refer families to a more relevant service, dependent on their child’s need.

We offer a range of interventions, ranging from individual therapy to group based multi-disciplinary treatments.


Admission Criteria for OT Services

Referral can be self-referral or by other service providers. If you are over 65 years old, you need to get referred through My Aged Care.


Availability

LOCATION

DAY OF WEEK

TIMES

CONTACT DETAILS

San Remo/Cowes

Monday to Friday

8.30am to 5:00pm

03 5671 9200

Wonthaggi

Monday to Friday

8:30am to 5:00pm

03 5671 3343

 

Occupational Therapy - Hand Therapy

Hand Therapists provide assessment and rehabilitation for patients who sustain an injury or are living with an upper limb condition.  We work closely with surgeons, doctors and other therapists to achieve the best functional outcomes following upper limb injury or disease. We treat hand, wrist and elbow injuries including:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Congenital conditions
  • Tendon injuries
  • Scar management
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries


Admission Criteria

Referrals can be self-referral, surgeons, doctors, hospitals or other outpatient clinics.  We see all public, private, DVA, WorkCover and TAC clients.


Availability

LOCATION

DAY OF WEEK

TIMES

CONTACT DETAILS

Wonthaggi

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Fridays

8:00am to 4:30pm

03 5671 3343