Occupational Therapy Sydney
Be amazed at what you can achieve with occupational therapy – a program that promotes wellbeing in everyday activities like self-care, work or community participation.
What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy aims to help you maximise your functional independence in everyday tasks, such as personal care, getting out of the house and transportation, preparing food, sleep and rest, cognition including memory and planning, fine motor skills, leisure, productivity and returning to work.
Once we have helped you to optimise your function, we can also recommend any equipment, modifications to your environment or cognitive strategies that could make everyday tasks easier and improve your independence.
Who is occupational therapy for?
Occupational therapy can help many people from all walks of life. The people who benefit the most from this program are those who wish to improve physical and cognitive development. Occupational therapy can help you if you have Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis. It can also help if you experienced a stroke or you are recovering after surgery, cancer or a fall.
What are the benefits of occupational therapy?
The benefits of occupational therapy include:
- Increasing independence
- Development in community participation skills
- Increased movement range and functionality of your arms and hands
- Improved strength and endurance in everyday activities
- Enhance memory and cognitive skills
How Does occupational therapy work?
Our specialised occupational therapists will work with you to discuss your goals and what you want to get out of our program. Your occupational therapy plan is unique and customised to suit you and your needs. The team will review and assess your development along the way and make any necessary adjustments to aid your development.
Benefit from our multidisciplinary approach
Occupational therapy is part of the day rehab program at MetroRehab Hospital in Sydney. The day rehabilitation program is a multidisciplinary approach to physical rehabilitation that includes a minimum of two disciplines personalised to suit your needs. Other services offered by MetroRehab Hospital include LSVT LOUD, (internationally renowned programs for Parkinson’s disease), PD Warrior®, exercise physiology, physiotherapy, hydrotherapy, speech pathology and dietetics.
Each of our day rehabilitation programs run for a minimum of 1.5 hours (half day) or up to 3 hours (full day).
Referrals and Funding
Ask your specialist or GP to make a referral for you to either our inpatient or day rehabilitation program. They can click on the ‘Refer’ tab above to download the day rehab or inpatient PDF form and fax to (02) 9564 3064 or fill in the online referral form.
For more information on our rehabilitation programs, contact us on (02) 8585 4900.