Occupational Therapists support you to live independently, working with both the physical and social aspects of your life so you can get the most out of your rehabilitation journey. We work with you to set meaningful and achievable goals and together we work towards those goals so you can live the life you want, with choice and control.
When should I see an Occupational Therapist?
There are several reasons why you may benefit from seeing an Occupational Therapist, these include:
- Sourcing and determining the right assistive technology for you
- Conducting functional assessments
- Driving assessments
- Minor vehicle and home modifications
- Improving functional capacity
- Seating and postural assessments
- Pressure mapping and pressure risk reduction
- Daily living skills
See how Occupational Therapy made a difference in Dianne Weedon’s life.
Available for in-person consultations in: Cairns, Brisbane and Townsville
Need more information? Read our FAQs
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy (OT) provides care and support to individuals with spinal cord damage. This can include: assessment for and trial of assistive technology including wheelchairs, shower chairs, beds and mattresses, pressure relief equipment and hoists, driving assessments, functional capacity assessments, pressure mapping and home modifications.
Who can access Occupational Therapy services?
Anyone over the age of 16 who has spinal cord damage living in Queensland can access our OT services, regardless of when your injury was acquired. We work with a wide range of funding providers including, NDIS, NIISQ, CHSP, Aged Care, CoS and private funding. If you don’t see your funding provider listed, get in touch as we may still be able to support you.
Why should I choose Spinal Life Occupational Therapy services?
Our team of Occupational Therapists are experienced in working with people with spinal cord damage. We specialise in prescribing equipment specifically for the needs of each individual. We have access to pressure mapping systems to assist in the management of pressure care to assist with educating clients so they can better understand their pressure care needs. We use an multidisciplinary team approach where required to ensure best possible outcomes. We work closely as a team and with suppliers to ensure the best outcome for you.
What funding bodies do Spinal Life Occupational Therapists work with?
We can work with almost all funding types including: NDIS, NIIS, NIISQ, TIO, private funding and self-funded individuals. If you’re unsure if we can work with your funding body, just get in touch with our friendly team via phone or by completing a online contact form.
Where are Spinal Life Occupational Therapy Services offered?
We offer face-to-face in home consultations in Brisbane, Bundaberg, Rockhampton, Townsville & Cairns or in our offices.
What type of services do Occupational Therapists offer?
Our Occupational Therapists provide a wide range of services, including, equipment prescription, home modifications, pressure care management, SDA assessments, home modification assessment, driving assessments, continence assessment, bowel assessments, trachy changes, SPC, IDC changes, wound management and consulting.
Why would I need to see an Occupational Therapy?
We recommend seeing an OT If you are having difficulty managing some of your daily activities as the result of your spinal cord damage. We offer assessments to determine the best solution for you. We conduct assessments for, and prescription of manual and powered wheelchairs, shower equipment, beds, mattresses, pressure relief cushions, hoists, vehicle modifications and return to driving assessments.
Do you only offer Occupational Therapy services to people with spinal cord damage?
We provide support to anyone who has a physical disability including, Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis, Post-Polio, as well as neurological conditions such as MS, Cerebral Palsy, MD and more.
How can I find out more information?
How can I book an Occupational Therapy session?
How long will it take before Occupational Therapy sessions can start?
One you get in touch with our Customer Engagement team, they’ll provide you with all the on boarding information you will need to complete. Once completed it can up to eight weeks to see an available OT.