Contact Details

Occupational Therapist

Phone: (03) 5857 0200

How can I see an Occupational Therapist?

Our service is available to all inpatients, Sheridan residents, Community Health clients and National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) clients.

Please speak to your doctor or specialist for a referral. Alternatively,  you can click here to access our self-referral form.

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists are trained to help you do activities you are having difficulty with. These difficulties may be caused by injury or illness, or other effects of aging.

We aim to support you to improve your quality of life and wellbeing. Occupational Therapists help you work towards goals that are important to you.

What can an Occupational Therapist help me with?

Managing self-care:

  • Showing and/or bathing
  • Eating/drinking aids
  • Dressing/grooming
  • Accessing the toilet

Managing at home:

  • Preparing meals
  • Cleaning
  • Shopping

Relaxation and cognitive therapy:

  • Tips to assist with managing stress
  • Assisting people with memory changes

Home safety assessments:

  • Organising personal alarms
  • Falls prevention
  • Pressure care assessments
  • Handrails and ramps

Equipment recommendations:

  • Shower chairs
  • Over toilet frames
  • Pick up sticks
  • Wheelchair and scooter assessment

Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Services are available for children having difficulty in any of the areas listed, as well as:

  • Play and learning
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Developmental milestones
  • Functional mobility and transfers
  • Behaviour, socialising and coping with emotions
  • Handwriting and pre-writing kills
  • School readiness Skills
  • Sensory processing
  • Self-care and daily living