Occupational Therapy

BECOME MORE INDEPENDENT WITH OUR COMPREHENSIVE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SUPPORTS


Our occupational therapy supports are designed to help you improve your capacity and build independence quickly and with minimal stress.

 

We work closely with you to prescribe occupational therapies that allow you to get back into the community and participate in normal everyday activities.

Our skilled occupational therapists also have the ability to help family, friends and carers in your support network learn the skills they need to assist you on a day to day basis. Depending on your individual requirements, our occupational therapists can provide supports that help with getting out in the community, cooking, self-care, study or getting back to work.

When you come in for a consultation with one of breakthru’s friendly therapists, we’ll begin assessing what you can comfortably do right now, and work with you to realise your potential and work towards your individual goals. At breakthru we strongly believe that with the right people and supports around you, it’s possible to achieve anything you set your mind to. By leaning on your support network and breaking your goal down into manageable steps, we’re confident you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your quality of life in no time.

Please note this service is only available to customers aged 16 years and over.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.