At Independent Rehabilitation Services (IRS), we believe that quality of life improves with independence. Occupational therapy assists people to enhance their quality of life by maximising their independence and engagement in activities of daily living.
Our experienced occupational therapists specialise in providing services to people who have experienced an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), any other neurological event or various other disabilities. We work with you to ensure you reach your maximum functional ability and are safely integrated into your community and are participating in the activities you like to do.
Clients can receive occupational therapy in our treatment rooms or in the home with family and support workers in attendance as required. Occupational therapy intervention focuses on functional tasks so that optimal participation in every day activities can be achieved. Our occupational therapists are experienced in assisting clients funded by TAC, NDIS and other organisations as well as privately funded.
Integration of therapy into your everyday life is vital to our role as community based therapists. This may include training of family and carers to ensure continuity of the rehabilitation programme and the best outcomes for you. Our occupational therapists also work closely with our physiotherapists and speech pathologists to provide a client centred approach.
An occupational therapy program may include:
- Assessment and treatment to maximise independent living skills such as personal care and domestic skills
- Community reintegration including public transport training and return to leisure based activities
- Development of a Support Worker Program
- Home modification assessments
- Equipment prescription such as wheelchairs, bathroom aids and scooters
- Upper limb assessment and treatment
- Cognitive intervention including memory, sensory modulation, planning and organizing strategies explored.
We’re here to help, if you have any questions about occupational therapy or your occupational therapy program you can call us on (03) 9885 2533, email email@example.com or send a referral to our client intake team.
For Health Professionals
If you would like to send a referral to our occupational therapy team or would like to find out more about how occupational therapy may help your client please contact us on (03) 9885 2533 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more about our referral process.
Occupational Therapy Mentoring Program
If you are looking to further develop your occupational therapy career or looking to expand into a new clinical area, mentoring from an IRS occupational therapist could help you get there. We have highly experienced clinicians in our team who mentor occupational therapists within our practice as well as externally. We take a supportive and non-judgmental approach, and whether it’s a few sessions or as an ongoing engagement we can help you reach your occupational therapy career goals. If you would like to find out more about our mentoring program please call us on (03) 9885 2533 or email email@example.com.
We take an evidence based approach to occupational therapy and our team has delivered research projects, and published a number of articles and papers. Learn more about our research and staff publications.