What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapists (OTs) promote health, wellbeing and independence through occupation.
The term occupation refers to the activities of everyday life including;
Occupational Therapists work with individuals following an injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties and/or the effects of ageing.
- self-care activities
- household tasks
- community involvement
- work/study and leisure/recreation pursuits.
Occupational Therapy services at OPH
Occupational Therapists at OPH work across a variety of areas including:
- Rehabilitation and Aged Care
- Younger Adult Rehabilitation
- Stroke Rehabilitation Unit
- Surgical services
- Day Therapy Unit
- Parkinson’s Clinic
- Rehabilitation and Aged Care Intervention Liaison Service (RAILS – Rapid Response Service)
- Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
- Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP)
- Lymphoedema service (CAEP)
The Occupational Therapy service at Osborne Park Hospital includes;
- Assessment of self-care activities (e.g.: dressing, showering, eating), home management skills, leisure and socialisation.
- Re-training of self-care activities and household duties.
- Rehabilitation of functional mobility, including hand and upper limb therapy.
- Assessment and modification of the home environment to improve safety and independence.
- Prescription and education in the use of equipment to assist function (e..g self care equipment including shower chairs, over toilet frames etc., wheelchairs, hoists etc.).
- Provision of education and training to client and/or carer e.g.: falls prevention education, energy conservation, stress and anxiety management.
- Cognitive/ memory and perceptual assessment and retraining.
- Pressure care, seating and positioning, splinting etc.
Click here to download the Occupational Therapy at Osborne Park Hospital patient information booklet.
Osborne Park Hospital ACAT OT services the following catchment areas. A GP referral is required to access our services.
Once the referral has been received we will contact you. If you are unsure if your referral has been received:
- Check with your GP to ensure the referral has been made.
- Contact the OPH ACAT Referrals Clerk on 9346 8111.
For further information on access to our services, please contact us.
Equipment return or replacement
Equipment can be returned to J Block (see OPH site map).
Collection can be arranged by contacting the Homecare Stores on 9346 8039. (Please note that collection may take up to 10 weeks due to high demand).
For all other equipment enquiries, please phone 9346 8039.
University Student placements
OPH OT accepts university placements. Contact our Student Co-ordinator on 9346 8260 for more information.
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