Occupational Therapy

BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT WITH OUR COMPREHENSIVE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SUPPORTS


Our occupational therapy supports are customised to your individuals goals and aspirations to support you to maximise your functional outcomes.

 

Our services include:

  • Assistive Technology (Equipment)
  • Home Modifications
  • Functional Assessments (Capacity Building)
  • Wheelchair and Seating
  • Home safety assessments.
  • Functional skill training – personal, domestic or community

 

IN-HOME AND TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE

Our occupational therapists have experience in working with a broad range of customers living with varied disabilities and diagnoses.

Our clinicians work collaboratively with your existing networks i.e. family, friends, support coordinators, therapists and carers to understand your strengths and obstacles to achieving your goals.

Our clinicians can also work with your support network to ensure they can facilitate achievement of your nominated outcomes, on a day to day basis, whether in it is in the community, or at home i.e. cooking, self-care, or engaging in study or getting back to work.

Please note this service is available to adolescent and adult customers.

Background

Occupational Therapy Services

Functional Assessments

Our therapists will work closely with you to determine your current functional capabilities in all aspects of your daily life.

When assessing your functional abilities, we carefully take into account your usual daily routine, interests, environment, attitude and relationships so we can create plans and supports that can help you in your daily living activities.

Environmental Supports

Whether it’s at home or in the workplace, we can help create environments that are safe and accessible.

If you feel your environment at home, school or work is not accessible, we can recommend modifications (such as ramps, rails or lower benches), and work with third party providers to have these modifications put in place for you.

Employment Support

Our services aren’t only limited to home or community remedies. We also help you achieve your potential by helping you get back to work, stay at work or transition to a better suited role.

Supporting our occupational therapists is a skilled team of employment consultants who have the ability to find and negotiate work conditions that perfectly suit your needs and goals.

Assistive Technology

Depending on your individual circumstances, we can work with third party providers and help implement assistive technologies like wheelchairs, crutches, hoists and more to help you achieve greater independence, reduce support needs and increase your overall participation so you can remain more connected to your community.

Behavioural Support

Our therapists take a positive, goal-focused approach to behavioural support that focuses on communication, developing a routine and creating coping mechanisms to help make life more enjoyable.

Our Locations

We offer Occupational Therapy supports in the following locations

Cairns (QLD)
Brisbane (QLD)
Western Melbourne & Surrounds (VIC)
Background

Our Occupational Therapists

Fiona Bunt

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Starting at breakthru in June 2019, Fiona is a highly qualified and motivated Occupational Therapist working from our Cairns office. With a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from James Cook University. Fiona enjoys assisting her customers to engage in the day to day activities and tasks that are most meaningful to them.

Outside of work Fiona loves to spend time outdoors. You can find her skiing, hiking, swimming or running both casually and competitively. Fiona regularly attend half marathons.

Robert Armitage

Bachelor of Health Science, Master of Occupational Therapy

Having joined the team in March 2020, Robert brings extensive experience as a community rehabilitation support worker and applies it to his role here at breakthru. With a Bachelor of Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy from Western Sydney University, Robert is most passionate about mental health oriented supports and hopes to continue developing his knowledge and skills in this area.

An avid rock climber and lover of any challenge outdoors, Robert also loves embracing technology, updating his automated home and travelling the world.

Rochelle Bradmore

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Commencing with breakthru in May 2020, Rochelle works as our go-to Occupational Therapist for the Brisbane region. Having worked primarily with older adults and the elderly in residential and aged care environments, Rochelle has since transitioned to specialise in disability assessment and supports for people of all ages.

With strong experience providing initial, home environment and functional assessments, Rochelle hopes to see her customers achieve their goals and live a healthy and happy lifestyle. When she’s not at work, you’ll find Rochelle staying active with a game of Tennis or Netball.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Accessing Occupational Therapies

As a registered NDIS provider, breakthru help people living with a permanent or significant disability to live their best life. We do this by working closely with not only you, but also your family, friends and other service providers to ensure you’re getting the supports you need.

If you have a new or existing NDIS plan, you may be eligible to access breakthru’s range of occupational therapies under the Improved Daily Living or Improved Relationships supports.

If you don’t have an NDIS plan due to ineligibility or other reasons, we also offer fee-for-service options should you wish to pursue them. Our fees depend heavily upon the type of supports required, so if you’re interested please feel free to contact your local office directly and ask for a quote.