Occupational Therapists understand the impact various physical, psychological, emotional and social issues have on an individual. They work with clients to improve and enable participation in the occupations of everyday life.
Vital Health’s Occupational Therapists provide assessment and implement individualised therapy plans for a range of conditions or difficulties. Some of these include:
- Behaviour and attention
- Fine motor
- Self-care including toileting, dressing, hygiene
- Social emotional wellbeing
- Sensory Processing
- Assistive Technology to support everyday functions
- Return to work
- Ergonomic assessments
- Driving screens
- Equipment prescription and assistive technology
- Home Modifications
- Wrist, hand or finger injury
- Mental Health
A referral is not required to see our Occupational Therapist, however we do accept Medicare, Department of Veteran Affairs and WorkCover referrals. We are also registered NDIS providers.
Our clinical team live and work in rural communities. We have a unique understanding of the specific needs of families on properties or in small towns. All Vital Health team members can see clients in person or via Telehealth to support increased access to therapy.
The Vital Health Occupational Therapy team are passionate about supporting you and your family to live life to the fullest.
Our Occupational Therapists work in Kingaroy, Dalby, Miles, Roma, Mitchell, Charleville, St Geroge, Goondiwindi, Glen Innes and Inverell. We also provide telehealth services!
Mental Health Occupational Therapy
Mental Health Occupational Therapists assist people who are experiencing a Mental Illness or a Social and Emotional difficulty, to fully engage and participate in their activities of daily living and/or occupation.
Clients are supported through use of therapeutic techniques such as psychoeducation, motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour therapy, relaxation strategies and skills training ie. stress management, anger management to develop skills that will assist them to live as independently as possible in the community.
Examples of the way a Mental Health OT might help include:
- Providing stress management techniques to clients to increase positive attitude, and assist in developing coping strategies
- Run group sessions to develop social skills for a group of students who have behavioural problems at school
- Develop a daily planner that will assist a client to manage their household more easily or prompt them to take their medication, assist a child to develop social skills and confidence to more appropriate engage with their classmates at school.
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