Occupational Therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful.



Occupational Therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful.


What is occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy aims to promote health by enabling a person to perform meaningful and purposeful activities across their lifespan.  These activities include taking care of oneself (and others), working, volunteering and participating in hobbies, interests and social events. 

Occupational Therapy is a client centred health profession that involves ongoing assessments to understand what activities the person can do (and those they want to do), any current limitations, the person’s goals / motivations and also to offer advice / techniques about how to do something more easily and safely.   For a person with a spinal cord injury, this can be achieved through retraining in daily life activities including self-care, work and leisure roles, provision of specialist equipment to facilitate independence and environmental modifications to improve access to the home or workplace.

What are the benefits of occupational therapy?

The aim of Occupational Therapy is to increase the person’s participation and performance in specific daily tasks and life roles which are important to the individual.  Benefits of Occupational Therapy intervention may include:

  Increased independence in daily living tasks such as self-care or meal preparation activities.
  Increased social participation and engagement in leisure activities.
  Return to work or driving.
  Independent access within the home or workplace.
  Improved quality of life.

occupational therapy at rehab matters

At Rehab Matters, we are committed to providing professional, high quality Occupational Therapy services and use relevant activities to assist people to achieve a more productive and independent life particular to their life circumstances.

Rehab Matters takes pride in focussing on individual needs and collaborating with relevant stakeholders to achieve agreed goals and specific outcomes.   Following an initial assessment, we will work with the person to identify specific rehabilitation goals and develop a treatment plan to meet the identified rehabilitation priorities.  Progress is reviewed through regular home visits and telephone / telehealth consultations.  In situations where there are multiple service providers involved in the rehabilitation program, we will ensure that effective communication is maintained with all relevant stakeholders throughout the rehabilitation process. 

Specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and rehabilitation consultation services are completed using a high level of objectivity and reflect extensive clinical experience in complex injury management.  Comprehensive reports are provided following all assessment and consultation services detailing assessment findings and recommendations for follow up. 



PO Box 58, Warners Bay, NSW 2282