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.

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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:

Sensory Processing Strategies

Understanding your unique Sensory Processing differences and working on strategies that help you process and respond to sensory information (sight, smell, touch, taste, and sound) in a way that supports increased participation in daily activities.

Fine motor skills training

This helps you to improve your strength, coordination, and fine manipulation skills needed in every day tasks such as managing pens, hand tools and devices.

Visual perceptual training and Visual motor skills training

This helps you to improve your ability to interpret what you see. This helps you to improve your ability to coordinate what you see with what you do, e.g eye hand precision.

Activities of daily living (ADLs)

Support to adapt the task or environment to facilitate the skills needed for everyday activities such as dressing, grooming, and cooking.

Therapeutic exercises and Activities

This helps you to improve your strength, flexibility, and endurance for movement patterns that are important to your daily skills.

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.

Reduced costs
Online occupational therapy services may be less expensive than in-person services. You may also save on travel costs and time.

Improved outcomes
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
Therapy Connect

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. 

Australia-wide access

We are proud to have a team of more than 70 highly experienced and qualified occupational therapists across the country who can provide online therapy services, no matter where you live. So no matter where you live, we will find the right therapist to meet your needs.

Experts in online therapy

Therapy Connect is the leading provider of online Occupational Therapy services in Australia. We have a wealth of experience in delivering high-quality, evidence-based therapy services online in fact, our approach is backed by research partnerships with Sydney University and the University of Queensland, where we literally helped write the guidelines for online therapy.

Save on travel time and costs

No need to travel to and from appointments or pay for parking. You can receive all your therapy services online, saving you time and money.

Personalised programs

All of our programs are designed to meet your individual needs and goals. We understand that everyone is different, so we tailor our programs to suit you.

Access to the best

We only work with the best Occupational Therapists in Australia. This means that you can be assured you are receiving high-quality, evidence-based therapy services.

Convenient and flexible appointment times

We understand that it can be difficult to find time to attend appointments. That's why we offer a range of convenient and flexible appointment times to fit in with your life.

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?

Contact us today: call 1300 757 806 or email us at [email protected]