Telehealth Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapy is the treatment of injured, ill, or disabled patients through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. They help these patients develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living and working.

Our Telehealth Occupational Therapy services are readily available in every major Australian city, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and Canberra.

Telehealth Services Australia

For a list of Occupational Therapists providing Telehealth services near you, please enter your postcode, suburb or town below.

Why choose occupational therapy telehealth?

Clients have many reasons for choosing a telehealth occupational therapist, rather than travelling to a clinic. Telehealth occupational therapy usually provides much of the same services as one would receive by travelling to an external clinic.

Patients who may choose to have an occupational therapist appointment via telehealth include those who are advanced in age, or have mobility issues. Increasingly these patients are maintaining their independence by being able to stay in their homes longer by utilising mobile occupational therapy telehealth.

What ever the reason may be, Telehealth Services Australia will make the process of finding a local, independent, occupational therapist that provides telehealth serices quick and easy.

What does a Telehealth consultation from an occupational therapist entail?

An occupational therapist is a practitioner who helps patients recover and improve their daily lives which have been affected by injury, illness or disability, through means of therapeutic exercises.

When an occupational therapist provides a telehealth service, they may perform an assessment of the patient’s daily routine and discuss what and how certain tasks may be difficult to perform. They may also assess the client’s motor skills, endurance, coordination and balance/strength.

They may recommend the use and/or installation of various aids such as ramps (to assist mobility), bars in places such as the toilet area/bathroom, or equipment such as walking sticks or wheelchairs.

What Occupational Therapy treatments are usually covered?

An occupational therapist may run through different ways to perform everyday tasks which may be causing a patient difficulty. For example, if a client is finding it difficult to chop food for a meal, they may suggest buying food which is pre-prepared. They may also run through different methods of obtaining goods and services, such as obtaining information on services which deliver such goods and services to the client’s home, or public transport options that run past the client’s house.

The therapist may also perform rehabilitative treatments such as going through step-by-step processes of lifting, sitting, standing etc, performing each step with the client so they know how to complete the process on their own in the most comfortable, safest way possible.

It is important that you confirm with your therapist which treatments they provide.