Occupational Therapy for adults

With Occupational Therapy, learn ways and find solutions to build your independence.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists support people with a disability to increase their independence with everyday activities.

This could involve working with you to learn new ways to do things or getting out and about. We could also prescribe assistive technology such as wheelchairs or home modifications to aid with access and safety in your home.

Occupational Therapy at Aruma

At Aruma, our Occupational Therapists work in partnership with you to find out your strengths and challenges. They will then come up with tailored solutions, so you can build independence in everyday activities with the view to improving your quality of life.

How can Occupational Therapy help me?

Occupational Therapy may assist with a whole range of things such as:

  • Dressing
  • Going shopping
  • Looking after yourself
  • Sports
  • Hobbies and passions
  • Work
  • Driving
  • Community participation
  • Plus more!

What services could an Occupational Therapist provide?

Everyone is different, which means the services you receive will be as individual as you!

Our Occupational Therapists will work together with you to understand what you want and need, and where you may need a bit of assistance.

This could include:

  • Therapy sessions – skill building to increase independence in daily living like meal preparation, laundry, shopping
  • Prescribing assistive technology – for example wheelchairs, hoists, dressing aids
  • Aquatic therapy (hydrotherapy) – learning to swim and rehabilitation
  • Driving – assessing fitness to drive and prescribing vehicle modifications (occupational therapy driving assessor only)
  • Report writing – functional assessments to assess your needs and document your progress.

And these are just some of the ways – there is so much more!

Can an Occupational Therapist assist with changes to my home?

If you need, our Occupational Therapists may prescribe changes to your home in consultation with a builder to make life a bit easier.

For example:

  • Ramps and rails
  • Bathroom modifications
  • Kitchen modifications
  • Flooring such as non-slip options
  • Widening doorways
  • Ceiling hoists
  • Heating, cooling and lighting
  • Smart home technology

Where does Aruma provide Occupational Therapy?

Services for older children and adults

For children over 9+ years right through to adults, we offer Occupational Therapy in:

  • Brisbane, Qld
  • Gold Coast, Qld
  • Melbourne, Vic (including kid’s autism services in Bayswater and Bundoora)

We are growing our Occupational Therapy services in NSW, Qld, and Vic. So, if your location is not listed, call us anyway!

Contact our team today on 1300 538 746 for enquiries@aruma.com.au to find out more.

Services for younger children

For kids aged up to 9 years, we provide Occupational Therapy services in the locations below:

  • Northern NSW: (Ballina, Lismore, Alstonville, and surrounds)
  • New England NSW: (Armidale, Tamworth, Glen Innes, and surrounds)
  • Western NSW: (Forbes, Parkes and surrounds)
  • Brisbane, Qld
  • Gold Coast, Qld
  • Melbourne, Vic (including our autism services in Bayswater and Bundoora)

We also offer other disability services across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and the ACT.

NDIS Support Categories

The NDIS provides funding for Therapy Supports.

The most common NDIS categories of support include Improved Daily Living.