Our Occupational Therapists will help you improve your function or ‘occupational performance’ by increasing participation and independence in activities of daily living such as personal care, extended activities of daily living such as meal preparation or shopping, work or study and recreation or leisure.
Occupational Therapists address person, environmental and occupational performance factors through person-centred meaningful activities to provide targeted therapy. Our Occupational Therapists work in both rehabilitation and surgery services to provide inpatient, outpatient and telehealth services.
We help improve your ‘occupational performance’ and enable return to functional independence by:
- comprehensive assessment and treatment of function, sensorimotor and cognition / perception skills
- patient centred goal setting and targeted meaningful activity to guide retraining programs
- use of modified activity and adaptive techniques, equipment and modifications to assist function and independence
Our Occupational Therapists provide specialised services in:
- hand therapy, including splinting and post-surgical care
- upper limb neurological rehabilitation
- hypertonicity management
- activities of daily living (ADL) retraining including personal ADLs, complex and extended ADLs and vocational retraining
- functional cognitive and perceptual skills retraining including attention, memory and executive functions
- home assessment and minor / major modification recommendations
- community access assessment and retraining.
How to access this service
To access this service, your GP or medical practitioner will need to send a referral letter to the hospital.
If there is a waiting list, you will receive a confirmation letter and be advised on what to do next. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.
What to bring
- Your Medicare card
- Private health insurance card (if you have one)
- Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
- Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
- Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
- Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
- Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
- Something to read or do while you wait
Location: STARS, 296 Herston Road, Herston
Phone: (07) 3647 8111
Need help outside hours?
For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.
In an emergency call 000.