Occupational Therapy Services

Occupational Therapy

Allied Health Services

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Muscular Dystrophy Queensland’s Occupational Therapists (OT) also work exclusively with community members with neuromuscular conditions and know how to help people to participate fully in their life roles and activities of daily living.

A principal goal of occupational therapy in the life of a person with a neuromuscular condition is to maintain as high a level of independence as possible despite their condition.  

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Allied Health Services provided by our OTs

  • Understanding your limitations and making adaptations to achieve your goals
  • Equipment prescriptions for hi-lo beds and mattresses and other assistive equipment
  • Safety, especially if you have had a progression affecting your physical abilities
  • Transitions, for example from school or in roles such as from worker to retiree
  • Minor home modifications and home access
  • Smart technology and environmental controls
  • Community access and participation
  • Assisting you to be as independent as possible in your employment setting
  • Ability to think (cognition), interpret and remember

The occupational therapists work with you if you need to apply to the NDIA to obtain specialist housing, and they also submit reports for the NDIA and liaise with your planner to obtain assistive technology needed for your independence.

Allied Health Assistance (AHA)

The Allied Health Assistants support the allied health team. It is our AHAs who make and confirm appointments, maintain our equipment and support the team with research into equipment and suppliers. 

Most importantly, our Allied Health Assistants work under the direction of our allied health professionals to implement their individualised programs for community members.

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Allied Health Services provided by our AHAs 

  • Individual sessions to carry out programs which have been developed by the physiotherapist or occupational therapist. For example, the Physiotherapist will create a program, demonstrate it to the Allied Health Assistant and then the Allied Health Assistant will implement that program under supervision.
  • Assists the therapists with groups e.g. hydrotherapy, life skills, land-based exercise groups and home based programs to increase independence.
  • Minor equipment adjustments under the direction of the physiotherapist and occupational therapist.

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