Functional assessment & rehabilitation

Functional assessment involves specific assessment of exactly how daily activities are being performed and identification of the difficulties that are being experienced. Some of the activities that Occupational Therapists assess include:

  • Bathing / showering / dressing
  • Eating
  • Toileting
  • Mobility
  • Care of others
  • Care of pets
  • Communication management
  • Financial management
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry / cleaning
  • Sleeping
  • Shopping
  • Driving
  • Work
  • Leisure

After comprehensive assessment, Occupational Therapists are able to draw conclusions as to why difficulties are being experienced and then make recommendations regarding suitable rehabilitation programs, appropriate equipment, modifications and modified techniques that promote safety and optimise function.