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FAQs

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy, or OT, is all about supporting you to achieve more of what you want from life.

It’s a client-centred health approach that involves highly tailored assessments to help understand what activities you can do, want to do, your limitations, your goals and motivations, whilst also identifying practical advice and techniques to help you perform certain tasks more easily and safely.

This can range from taking care of yourself at home, to being more confident and successful in your work, to enjoying your hobbies and interests.

Do you see clients with aged care funding?

Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy can see clients with aged care funding. Submit a referral or give us a call for more information.

What area do you cover?

Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy covers the Shoalhaven. If you are outside this area, please go to the Find an OT service from Occupational Therapy Australia: https://www.otaus.com.au/find-an-ot to locate another occupational therapist.

Do you have a wait list?

Yes, we do have a wait list in order to provide a high-quality service to our existing clients. The wait list is prioritised according to level of need. Our staff will prioritise your referral once the referral form is received. If your situation changes, please contact the office to discuss your needs.

What ages/clients do you see?

Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy sees clients of all ages, with a range of diagnoses. However, your referral will be assessed by the Principal Occupational Therapist to ensure our service best meets your needs.

What are your fees?

Our fees vary depending on your needs. We will discuss this with at your intake meeting.

The fees will include charges for face to face appointments, non face to face supports, travel and report writing.

Can I use NDIS Funding?

Shoalhaven Occupational Therapy sees NDIS clients that are NDIA, Plan or Self-managed.

How do I make a referral?

Please make a referral via the online form or contact the office on (02) 4421 6013

What happens at an initial assessment?

It will take approximately 2 hours. The occupational therapist will ask you questions about the tasks you complete in your daily life. They will also assess your need equipment and home modifications. The occupational therapist will also complete assessments that may be used in funding applications.

How we work

Every OT support plan is different. That’s why we follow a 5-step approach that focuses on listening and spending the right amount of time to really understand your situation and how we can support you to achieve your best life.

Step1

Initial Referral via online form.

Step2

Referral Reviewed and prioritised by OT.

Step3

Intake meeting with a team member.

  • Determine your requirements e.g. home modifications, sensory reports, fine motor skills training
  • Identify funding to be used e.g. Private or NDIS
  • Schedule your initial assessment
  • Setup your initial service agreement

Step4

Follow-up appointment post initial assessment.

  • Your OT will create your personal treatment plan
  • Planning meeting – setup ongoing service agreement, schedule assessments and reports
  • Ongoing therapy, home modifications, equipment prescription
  • End of plan review
  • End of plan report

Step5

Planning meeting to discuss your requirements for a new support plan, if applicable.

What is an Allied Health Assisstant

An Allied Health Assistant’s (AHA) role is to support allied health practitioners in providing therapeutic care to patients. Your AHA will have a treatment created by your OT individualised for your needs.

They will work with you to help you achieve your goals and provide feedback to your OT.

I have more questions how can I contact you?

Yes! You can call us on 02 44216013 or email