Evexia Therapies

Occupational Therapy Gold Coast

Our goal is to enhance independence in everyday life and participation in your meaningful daily activities, in turn improving the overall quality of your life.

How Occupational Therapy Can Help You Regain Independence

Feeling frustrated by everyday tasks? Occupational therapy can help!

Occupational therapy is a healthcare profession that supports people of all ages to regain independence and improve their overall well-being. We focus on assessing individuals holistically to help them achieve their goals, whether it’s managing daily tasks, returning to work or improving participation in leisure activities.

Our Gold Coast Occupational Therapists work with a range of clients including participants through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA), Workers Compensation, Medicare, Privately and in many different settings.

Ready to take back control? Contact us today to learn more about how occupational therapy can help you achieve your goals!

Occupational Therapist working with client in gym

Conditions our Occupational Therapists can help with:

Our occupational therapists have extensive experience working with people living with a range of disabilities and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support your long-term health and wellbeing.

Occupational Therapy Services

Our Gold Coast occupational therapists have extensive experience working with people living with a range of disabilities and work as part of a multidisciplinary team to support your long-term health and wellbeing.
  • 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

Soft Tissue OT Services

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

Areas of Support

Our range of OT services are designed to meet the varied needs of individuals facing different challenges offering support and care tailored to each unique situation. Areas of support includes but not limited to:

Our Holistic Occupational Therapy Approach

Occupational therapy is a person-centred healthcare profession that supports people of all ages. Our therapists work collaboratively with you to develop a personalised plan that addresses your specific needs and goals.

At Evexia we focus on improving:

  • functional skills (gross and fine motor skills),
  • cognitive abilities,
  • social participation,
  • sensory processing and
  • daily living activities.

This holistic approach promotes your overall well-being, mental health and social connections. At Evexia we emphasise the importance of sensory integration in comprehensive care, providing techniques to help you manage sensory challenges.

Why choose Evexia

At Evexia, we prioritise building a strong community within our allied health services. We provide occupational therapy in a warm and inviting environment. Our core belief is that a secure and encouraging atmosphere is crucial for cultivating a feeling of togetherness and establishing enduring social bonds.

What makes us unique? Our focus on community. Participants in the NDIS program, veterans, and therapy clients all effortlessly integrate into our local community. This fosters a lively environment where you can connect with others, take part in activities, and develop a sense of belonging.

Ready to reclaim the activities you cherish? Contact Evexia today to learn more about how we can help!

Meet our

Occupational Therapist

Mikala’s day involves working with diverse range of clients, improving their quality of life through pain-free movement and rehabilitation. The foundation of Evexia was driven by Mikala’s vision to provide a space for individuals to learn movement without pain. Outside of Evexia, Mikala enjoys training, spending time with family and friends, and exploring the beaches of the Gold Coast.

  • Owner
  • Bachelor Occupational Therapy
  • Soft Tissue – Introductory & Advanced
  • Dry Needling Level 1 & 2
  • Myofascial Cupping
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • Weightlifting / Sports Power Coach Level 1
Mikala Dean - Occupational Therapist at Evexia

Occupational Therapy Assessments Available on the Gold Coast

The importance of an assessment cannot be overstated as it is the first step in creating a personalised care plan. Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in applying, interpreting and reporting on the below assessment tools required to deliver outcomes for our clients. We offer these services to assist with NDIS reviews, NDIS Applications and to assist in therapeutic interventions.
  • Functional Capacity Assessment 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

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.

At some clinics, yes. Evexia Therapies team of allied health professionals, including our occupational therapists, can work with Australia’s Medicare scheme, the NDIS, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and some workplace covers to ensure you can get the support you need.

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.

Programs led by our qualified Occupational Therapists

Elderly male using rowing machine for functional training

Falls Prevention Program – Longevity

Monday | Wednesday | Friday

Our over 50’s classes are led by qualified therapist Mikala with a focus on healthy aging and falls prevention. These sessions aim to enhance strength, coordination, balance, and bone and muscle mass, boosting physical, social, and mental wellbeing.

Veterans functional training

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.

Teenager doing CrossFit classes


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.

Kids CrossFit Classes


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.

Movement Is Medicine

Learn More About the Evexia Way

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.

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