Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Back to Basics: Occupational Therapy

What is an Occupational Therapist? Occupational Therapists (OTs) are degree-qualified clinicians (usually holding a degree in occupational therapy) skilled in treating people who due to injury, illness, or circumstance experience limitations in the how they undertake daily tasks. OTs help their clients to achieve greater independence through the development of particular skills or functions relating…

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Assistive Technology, Independence and Inclusion

What is Assistive Technology? Assistive Technology (AT) can constitute an integral part of the support framework that helps people living with a disability realise their potential. AT generally incorporates any equipment, system or design that assists a person with a disability to navigate their home, workplace, school, or community, and to undertake tasks and achieve…

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Home Modifications Increase Independence and Improve Quality of Life

A new perspective on caregiving The importance of home modifications for people living with a disability lies in the potential for these changes to reduce the need for caregiving, and thereby increase independence. When we think about caregiving, we often perceive it to be human-to-human interaction, but new research describes the significance of housing within…

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5 keeping active health tips

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5 tips to keep active for good health QUESTION: What’s the common denominator amongst these typical activities that occur during most people’s day to day life? Watching an episode on Netflix. Writing an email to a friend or colleague. Reading a book. ANSWER: All of these activities are considered to be ‘sedentary’ behaviours! Sedentary behaviour…

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SMART Rehab

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Do you know the SMART approach to rehab? SMART goals is an evidence-based goal setting practice used by many health professionals to guide their clinical work. In a nutshell, SMART goals helps individuals to identify goals they want to achieve and assists in working out a realistic plan for getting there. SMART stands for: S…

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Diabetes Day

Diabetes

World Diabetes Day – Occupational Therapy What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of sugar glucose in the blood.  This occurs when the pancreas does not provide adequate insulin (a hormone that regulates blood sugar), or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. There are 3…

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NDIS Plan Review

NDIS Plan Review Assessments and Reports

Allied Health NDIS Plan Review Assessments and Reports Why They Are So Important What is a Plan Review? The NDIS requires regular Plan Reviews.  This means that all the supports that have been allocated to you in your NDIS Plan are reviewed for ongoing suitability and to ensure that the supports till meet your needs.…

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About Allied Health

What do Allied Health Professionals Do? Allied Health Professionals generally include the following disciplines: Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy Speech Pathology Dietetics Social Work Podiatry Allied Health Professionals study at University between 3-4 years to achieve an undergraduate degree. Do Allied Health Professionals need to keep learning after university? Yes, absolutely!  Allied Health Professionals are required to…

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Depression

Depression

Taking time for mental health during Mental Health Week Depression and looking after our health Queensland Mental Health Week (5-13th October 2019) shines the spotlight on how we can look after our own mental health.  It is linked to National Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day which is held on the 10th October.…

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Amputation

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Amputation Awareness and Treatment Did you know: Someone will undergo an amputation every 30 minutes in Australia.  Losing a limb is a life changing event and many Australian’s are dealing with the associated challenges every day. National Amputee Awareness Week is recognised during 4-11th of October.  This week is about raising awareness, making sure people…

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