Occupational Therapy Week, 21 – 27 October: Reach your pOTential

Cassie has been working with Jill to help her overcome the challenges associated with her medical conditions.

Connect Health & Community encourages residents of all ages and abilities to embrace Occupational Therapy (OT) Week, and contact us for help to overcome challenges so you can reach your pOTential.

Occupational Therapy (OT) uses assessment and intervention to help clients develop, recover or maintain meaningful activities (or occupations) in the face of physical and mental challenges or setbacks.

Connect Health & Community CEO, Amanda Murphy, said the work of occupational therapists is invaluable to helping people regain and improve their quality of life.

“Occupational therapists work with people of all abilities and all ages to do the things they want to and need to do, through the use of therapeutic activities, equipment and facilities,” she said.

“They are a critical link in helping vibrant members of our community maintain their health and wellbeing, independence and dignity,” she said.

Ms Murphy said occupational therapists (OTs for short) find ways for clients to do tasks more easily in all parts of their lives, whether at home, work, school, having fun, getting out and about, driving or maintaining their roles in the community.

“OTs work with clients specific needs, wants and abilities to give advice about how to best do something more easily and safely,” she said.

“But without OTs, many people remain unable to do the things they need to, or want to do, and find themselves trapped in a world of frustration and discomfort that has more far-reaching effects than just their physical restrictions. By embracing the service of community health to unlock their pOTential, local residents can embrace a brighter future,” she said.

Ms Murphy said Connect Health & Community OTs can assist anyone seeking to improve their pOTential, offering assistance through occupational therapy for children, young people, adults, seniors and those experiencing mental health issues.

“Connect Health & Community is committed to helping create healthy people in a healthy community. We are celebrating the achievements of our dedicated staff and their amazing patients during Occupational Therapy Week and are here to help anyone achieve their pOTential,” she said.

Connect Health & Community is a not-for-profit healthcare service that has been supporting the Glen Eira and Bayside communities for more than 40 years. Visit our Occupational Therapy page, or call us on 9575 5333.

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