Lets Celebrate Occupational Therapy Week (22nd October 2017 – 28th October 2017)

Sunday, 22nd of October to Saturday, 28th of October is Occupational Therapy Week this year. Occupational Therapy Week or OT Week (in short) helps promote the many ways in which OT can help people at all stages of life reach their full potential.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a health profession concerned with promoting independence, health and wellbeing in people through occupation. Occupation here refers to activities that a person engages in in their everyday lives.

How can Occupational Therapy help you?

Occupational Therapists work with people of all abilities and ages to do the things they want to and need to do through the use of:

  • Therapeutic activities such as play therapy, handwriting interventions and sensory integration therapy.
  • Equipment such as shower chairs, pressure care mattresses and bed poles.
  • Modifications to home environments such as grab rails and ramps.

How to access Occupational Therapy Services?

You can access Occupational Therapy services by asking your GP to make a referral to the Occupational Therapist at Robinvale District Health Services (RDHS) or by directly contacting RDHS at 03 5051 8160 and asking to speak to the Occupational Therapist.

Also, don’t forget checkout the lighthearted, educational video about Occupational Therapy on the RDHS Facebook Page!


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