NDIS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

TRS offers occupational therapy services, caring for patients of all ages with physical or intellectual disabilities, or those suffering from chronic disease. Our occupational therapist’s support clients to maintain, regain or promote independence and quality of life to reach their short and long-term goals. Occupational therapists specialise in a client-centred practice looking closely at the client’s day to day activities and those activities they would like to do but are unable. Recommendations and goals are based on the individual, their circumstances and the client’s preferences.

Total Rehab Solutions are here to support you to:

  • Understand the NDIS and how it works
  • Find out if you’re eligible
  • Identify goals and aspirations that the
  • NDIS may fund

Our therapists at Total Rehab Solutions are experienced in the treatment of multiple chronic conditions such as:

  • Physical disabilities (amputations, post-surgical)
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Acquired brain injuries
  • Neurological injuries (e.g. strokes, multiple sclerosis, alzheimer’s, cerebral palsy)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • All our consultations can be both in the home and in clinic (in-rooms, gym, pool etc.) as required

We will be able to provide you with:

  • Pain management treatment
  • Home exercise programs for rehabilitation
  • Advice on the management of your condition
  • Recommendations for mobility & equipment aids
  • Advice on transfers within the home & out in the community

accessing ndis

We can assist you if you’re just starting your NDIS journey. There are multiple factors to consider when applying for NDIS. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone, and our team of health professionals are available to help make your journey as simple as possible.

To access allied health at Total Rehab Solutions under the NDIS, follow the next three steps:

1

Determine Eligibility

Follow the NDIS checklist for eligibility.

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2

Contact the NDIS

Contact the NDIS on 1800 800 110 and an NDIS representative will assist you with your questions.

3

Plan Your Health Journey

Once your application is approved you will then work with a Local Area Coordinator or Planner to lay out your needs and goals. They will also assist you in allocating your funding to the necessary services.

Common Questions About Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a degree-based health profession, regulated by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Occupational therapists use a whole-person perspective to work with individuals, groups and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through participation in the occupations of life.  The term ‘occupation’ is from the Latin word for ‘task’, therefore, occupational therapy practise is very task-oriented.  We focus on assisting clients to overcome barriers that injury, disease or disorders may set in the participation or performance of daily tasks and activities that a person wants or needs to do in life.

Occupational therapists can assist in assessing your individual needs and formulating a goal-oriented plan to overcome any issues that may impact what you do in day to day life, and how well you can engage in them.  Treatment can approach a wide range of components, such as cognition, movement, modifications to your home and environment, equipment provision, and task-based training to develop capacity.  An OT’s key goal is to facilitate engagement in the key activities in their clients’ lives, to ensure they can engage in the tasks they need to do, and to engage in the activities that are meaningful to them as an individual.

Your occupational therapist will initially sit with you to gather information about your health challenges, and the way that these impact the things you do in day to day life.  They will ask you a range of questions so they can learn about what is important to you, and collaborate with you to formulate a plan of key interventions and approaches tailored to the individual.   Your therapist may undertake some standardised questions or assessments, or work with you to establish which occupations are impacted by your condition.  OT assessment predominantly occurs in the home and explores functioning within the day to day tasks that we all do in our daily lives.

AT TRS, our OT clinicians pride themselves on an exceptional standard of service provision.  Our clinicians come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialise in a multitude of clinical interventions and therapies. We will always collaborate with you in our approach, and ensure our plans are made with you, to facilitate an individually tailored approach that is specific to your needs.  Our therapist looks to build a strong therapeutic relationship that facilitates an improved quality of life for each and every one of our clients.

We consider it a privilege to be invited into your home, and will always respect and appreciate the opportunity to support you in achieving goals that are most meaningful to you.

“Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow”

- ANNE WILSON SCHAEF