Our goal is to enhance independence and participation in your meaningful daily activities, in turn improving the overall quality of your life.
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Our occupational therapists on the Gold Coast use a whole person approach to work with individuals, groups and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing through participation in meaningful occupations of life.
The term ‘occupation’ is used to describe all the everyday tasks and or activities we do in our life roles, but also the things we do to be who we are, the things we do to create a meaningful life and to engage with wider society and culture.
Here's what we do:
- Gross Motor Skill Development
- Daily Living Skills including independent living skills (Self Care, dressing, toileting, showering, hygiene)
- Social Skill Support
- Emotional and self-regulation strategies
Other Areas Occupational Therapists support includes but not limited to:
- Attention Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
- Intellectual Disability (ID)
- Downs Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy
Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy consists of a range of treatments which can assist in the management of migraines, headaches, physical and neurological disability, acute and chronic pain conditions, overuse injuries, sciatic pain, sports injuries etc and include the following:
- Postural and Musculoskeletal Assessment
- Trigger Point Therapy and Myofascial release
- Dry Needling
- Cupping Therapy
- Exercise and Mobility Prescription
Assessments our Occupational Therapists can deliver include but are not limited to:
- Functional Capacity Assessments
- Assistive Technology assessments including equipment prescription
- Motor and Processing Skills
- Sensory Profiling Assessment
Training: & Education:
- Support Worker Manual Handling
- Workplace manual handling
Occupational therapy enables people to participate in activities they find meaningful. Our Gold Coast occupational therapy services focus on increasing the capacity in physical, psychosocial, sensory, and cognitive disabilities of people of all ages (4 years+). These activities include taking care of oneself (and others), working, volunteering, and participating in hobbies, interests and social events.
Movement Is Medicine
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Whether you’re getting back into the workforce after an injury, want support navigating a new fitness regime, or are a seasoned professional looking to speed up your recovery time, our allied health professionals and services can work with you.
Dedicated to helping every client live a healthy, full life, we bring together the best in health sciences, exercise physiology, and recovery innovation so you can live out your wellness dream.
- Bachelor Occupational Therapy
- Soft Tissue – Introductory & Advanced
- Dry Needling Level 1 & 2
- Myofascial Cupping
- CrossFit Level 1
- Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1
Occupational Therapy Assessments Available on the Gold Coast
- Functional Assessment Occupational Therapy Gold Coast
- Home Environment Assessments including Modifications
- Assistive Technology Assessments including Equipment Prescription
- Sensory Profiling Assessment
- Motor and Processing Skills Assessment
- Visual Perception Assessment
- Scales of Infant Development Assessment
- Musculoskeletal Assessments including treatment
- Workplace Environment Assessments
- Pre-employment Health Assessments
- Workplace Injury Assessments
- Paediatric Occupational Therapy Gold Coast
Programs run by our qualified Occupational Therapist
Falls Prevention Program – Longevity
Monday | Wednesday | Friday
Our over 50’s classes are led and programmed by our qualified occupational therapist Mikala who has extensive experience in functional movement for healthy aging and falls prevention. These classes are designed to help you build strength, coordination, balance and increase bone and muscle mass to improve your physical, social and mental wellbeing.
CrossFit teens is a strength and conditioning class that focuses on functional movements the are based on the mechanics of movement and foundations of the CrossFit methodology. CrossFit teens is suitable for ages from 12 years to 16 years and is a fun and social environment with exposure to correct movement techniques.
CrossFit kids is a fun and social skill building program that improves agility, endurance, balance and coordination which assists in the development of social, emotional and gross motor skills. Suitable for children over 4 years.
Monday | Wednesday | Friday
Co-ordinated by our head exercise physiologist Matt Hoare, a veteran himself, ensures that you know you are working with someone that understand the impact military lifestyle can have and how it can interfere with the transition back to life within the community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Occupational therapy (OT) and physiotherapy are both allied healthcare services that help people improve their ability to perform daily activities, recover from injuries, and maintain or enhance their overall physical health and function.
A few key features that differ between the two include:
Occupational Therapy (OT): Occupational therapists help individuals develop, recover, or maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. Their primary focus is on enabling people to participate in meaningful lifestyle and professional activities that are important to them, such as self-care, work, or past-times. This can mean helping clients learn new ways to perform daily tasks, modifying their environments or equipment, developing strategies to compensate for injuries or impairments, or promoting healthy habits and routines.
Physiotherapy (Physio): Physiotherapists focus on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiorespiratory challenges. Their primary goal is to restore or improve an individual’s movement and function, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries through manual therapy, exercise, therapeutics (like heat, cold, or electrical stimulation), and patient education.
Our experienced OTs rely on a number of different assessments to determine each individual’s abilities, needs, and challenges both in the workplace and at home.
Among some of the most common assessments used in the clinic, our team may rely on: COPM, AMPS, MOHOST and functional musculoskeletal evaluations—all of which are industry leading practices—to better understand an individual’s level of performance, function, and overall wellness.
Speak with your therapist if you’re interested in learning more about how we can get to know your needs and discuss an effective treatment plan.