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Occupational Therapy

Paediatric Allied Health

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists, or OTs, help to enrich skills in various areas of life, but at Lifespan Therapies we do this through what children are best at - playing!

"I really enjoy working with all of our clients and making sure that all of our sessions are as fun and functional as possible"

Ryan Hopkinson- Occupational Therapist

Milestone
Achievement

From rolling and sitting as infants, to skipping and climbing playgrounds in childhood.

Gait, Postural and Skeletal problems

Leg length discrepancies, scoliosis, post surgery, and fractures.

Balance and Coordination

Concepts of gravity, force, motion, and equilibrium.

Infant Positioning Concerns

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly (side preferences and flat spots).

Neurological Flucutations

Spasticity and reflex management as well as pain and fatigue.

Sport Readiness and Sport Specific Skills

A range of various sports including Tennis and Basketball.

Fine Motor & Upper Limb Skills

OTs supports Strength and Functionality for Everyday Tasks.

Our Occupational Therapists offer comprehensive support in a variety of areas to help individuals to enhance their strength and functional ability to complete fundamental activities.

The areas concerned include early play hand skills, handwriting skills, oral feeding and using cutlery, as well as spasticity and tone management, and splinting and switching.

Attention, Sensory & Emotional Supports

OT’s play an important role in identifying and supporting children’s sensory processing needs and finding ways to accomodate these in everyday life activities!

OT’s may also support in:

  • Emotional regulation strategies
  • Sensory diets
  • Executive functioning
Independent Daily Living Skills

Empower independence by helping with daily living skills.

We can support with:

  • Dressing - using zips, buttons and tying shoelaces
  • Self-care - bathing, toileting, hair brushing and teeth brushing
  • Meal planning and preparation, including following recipes
  • Basic household tasks
  • Community engagement such as ordering meals at cafes
Equipment

Prescription

Our OTs can prescribe a variety of equipment items to help their clients participate in the things they enjoy doing and make everyday life easier.

From adapted cutlery and cooking equipment, to shower chairs, beds and modified vehicles - we want everyone to achieve success!

Our OTs can also support clients and their care team with manual handling to ensure safety of all when moving between equipment items.

Seating Systems

Seating Systems

Manual Wheelchairs

Manual Wheelchairs

Power Wheelchairs and Devices

Power Wheelchairs and Devices

Walkers

Walkers

Standing Frames

Standing Frames