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Occupational Therapy in Melbourne

Occupational therapy is often required whenever someone is having difficulty carrying out all manner of normal, everyday tasks, whether due to permanent physical disability, accident, injury, or mental health issue. An occupational therapist provides support for people in these situations by identifying their strengths and difficulties so that they can ascertain practical solutions that work best to take part in all occupations of life.

Occupational Therapy with our Certified Occupational Therapists

At Foot Choice & Allied Health, we can help you regain, improve, or maintain your independence by implementing new techniques, changing environments, or using different equipment. Our expert occupational therapists assist people of all ages from young children to the elderly with all aspects of their day to day tasks. Utilising a whole-person perspective, our occupational therapists work hard to help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing while participating in everyday life.

When an injury or a disability is impacting your ability to carry out your normal day-to-day activities, your doctor or other medical professionals will often provide a referral to an occupational therapist. Our occupational therapists or OTs offer a variety of solutions which helps to prevent injuries at home as well as in the workplace by assisting with enhancing safety and independence for daily activities. We provide high-quality and evidenced-based consultation, assessment, and ongoing treatment for infants, young children, adolescents, and adults whose medical condition requires specialist knowledge that cannot otherwise be obtained through access to community services.

DVA clientsThere are a wide variety of reasons why occupational therapy may be beneficial such as accessing assistance with a short or long-term disability or illness, adjusting to life after sustaining a debilitating injury, or are experiencing a period of major life adjustment that is having an impact on overall health and wellbeing. Our understanding and experienced occupational therapists work together with people who have both physical illnesses or disabilities and mental health issues. Some of the key areas of activities which occupational therapists can provide support and assistance include:

Range of diagnoses for children, such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • Down Syndrome

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Developmental delays

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Dyslexia

  • Intellectual disabilities

Helping our families develop in any of the following areas:

  • Fine motor skills

  • Gross motor skills

  • Sensory processing and modulation

  • Visual perceptual processing

  • Proprioception

  • Behaviours of concern

  • Emotional regulation

  • Self-care routines

  • Sequencing

  • Planning

  • Routine

  • Feeding/eating

  • Toileting

  • Confidence and self-esteem

As one of the longest-running and most trusted occupational therapy clinics in Melbourne, we are committed to helping with all aspects of normal and everyday tasks. While we use modern interactive technologies which assist our clients with taking charge of their personal development, our team of occupational therapists can provide you with the support that is truly patient-focused and reliable.

Our accredited professionals are always extremely enthusiastic about providing best-allied health services for all of our customers. Call us today to find out more.

Occupational Therapists

Exciting news – We are now First Choice Allied Health!

We’re delighted to announce that Foot Choice has become First Choice Allied Health, and you’re one of the first to hear the news! You can visit our new, easier-to-use website by clicking here, or at First Choice Allied Health.

As a leader in health innovation, we feel that First Choice Allied Health better describes what we do. Which is provide the highest level of care in Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Podiatry, Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy. You will receive the same amazing service from our team; who utilise the most up-to-date clinical methods and expertise. It’s simply a new name and new website.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The First Choice Team.