Online Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy helps adults, adolescents and children to manage everyday tasks and activities through learning skills, modifying tasks or adapting your environment. It can help you to gain or regain independence and improve your quality of life.
Traditionally, Occupational Therapy has been provided in person, clinic, or hospital; however, thanks to technological advances, you can now access Occupational Therapy online from anywhere in Australia.
Therapy Connect is one of the pioneers of Occupational Therapy online.
We partnered with Sydney University and the University of Queensland to conduct research and helped write the guidelines for online therapy.
In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of online Occupational Therapy and how it works.
What is Online Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is a type of therapy that helps people to manage everyday tasks and activities through learning skills, modifying tasks or adapting your environment. Occupational Therapy is also vital in helping people recover from an injury or illness.
Occupational therapy is a health science that focuses on helping people engage in the activities for daily living. It is an allied health profession that helps people to build skills and to modify their environment to gain more independence. The term “occupational” in occupational therapy refers to any activity that a person engages in as a means of self-care, play, work, well-being or leisure.
Online Occupational Therapy uses video conferencing to provide therapy services. This type of therapy is convenient and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of change in our lives including social distancing, home schooling, working remotely and finding new ways to connect with the services we need. One benefit of the pandemic has been making more allied health services available to more people through the availability of online services such as Occupational Therapy.
How Does Online Therapy work?
As with in-person therapy sessions, online Occupational Therapy sessions are tailored to an individual’s unique needs and goals. With a high-speed internet connection and your laptop, iPad or tablet, or even your mobile phone, you can connect with one of our highly qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists from anywhere in Australia.
We have more than seventy therapists and clients located across the country – from remote and rural locations to the central business districts of our capital cities. Online Occupational Therapy services are convenient and flexible, making it easier to access the services you need to build the skills to live your best life.
Online Occupational Therapy Sessions
Your therapist will use various techniques during your online Occupational Therapy sessions. These may include:
Frequently Asked Questions
Online Occupational Therapy services are becoming more popular as technology improves. There are many benefits of online therapy, which include:
Convenience and flexibility
You can receive Occupational Therapy services from the comfort of your own home, from work, pre-school or school. This is especially helpful for those who have difficulty leaving their homes or who live in remote areas.
Improved access to care
You may have more options for therapists and appointment times when you receive occupational therapy services online. It also improves opportunities for family and parent involvement.
Online occupational therapy services may be less expensive than in-person services. You may also save on travel costs and time.
Studies have shown that online occupational therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for many people.
Fun and novel approach
Many people find that an online session is a fun and novel approach to therapy. This can often help people to stay engaged in their treatment.
Online occupational therapy services can be provided to individuals of all ages. Online OT services can also be delivered in a variety of settings, including childcare, pre-school, school, work or aged care facilities, community health centres, and private practices.
Speech Therapy – Communicate to the best of your ability including verbal and non-verbal language as well as swallowing.
Dietetics – Plan and manage your diet and learn about nutrition to ensure you maintain a healthy diet.
Physiotherapy – Improve movement, reduce pain and speed up healing to increase your quality of life.
Psychology – Develop coping and prevention skills for anxiety, anger, stress and other challenges.
The Benefits of Choosing
At Therapy Connect, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality online Occupational Therapy services. Our highly experienced and qualified therapists are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. Therapy Connect benefits include 100% funded by the NDIS.
As an NDIS participant, all of your therapy services will be covered with no out-of-pocket expenses.
At Therapy Connect, we help you to build the skills to manage everyday tasks and participate in activities.
OTs, help people of all ages and backgrounds overcome difficulties in their lives. From helping children with developmental delays to aiding adults recovering from injuries, occupational therapists make a significant difference in the lives of their clients. Ready to take the next step?