Occupational Therapy in Townsville

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy aims to enhance your independence in everyday tasks by helping you regain or improve the ability to perform daily activities that may have been lost or affected due to an illness, injury, or disability.

Our team of occupational therapists will work with you to identify your unique needs and develop a customised therapy plan to achieve your goals. Whether it’s taking care of yourself, managing household chores like cooking and cleaning, getting out into the community using transportation, going back to work or study or engaging in leisure activities, our goal is to support you on your journey towards greater independence and wellbeing.

An occupational therapist working with a patient at LifeWorks Cairns
A patient and healthcare professional during an occupational therapy session at LifeWorks

What's involved?

Your occupational therapist will work closely with you to understand your rehab goals and assess your needs. Then, they’ll create a personalised program just for you, focused on improving your ability to do everyday tasks and independence. This may include:

  • Practicing different methods or techniques to get better at everyday tasks and activities.
  • Providing cognitive strategies.
  • Therapy to improve the movement and function of the arms and hands in individuals with tight and stiff muscles, difficulty controlling movement, and problems with strength and precise hand movements.
  • Recommending any tools or equipment that can make your daily activities more manageable.
  • If needed, they can suggest home modifications to make it safer for you to move around.

Your therapist will regularly check on your progress and make any necessary changes to your program to help you achieve your goals. They’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure you’re making the best possible progress.

What are the benefits?

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Increase movement in your arms and hands so you can do more things with them.

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Go out into your community, socialise, and even go back to work if that's something you want to do.

Improve your thinking skills, like remembering things, paying attention, and planning ahead.

What can I expect as a Royal Rehab LifeWorks client?

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A team of skilled therapists and clinicians.

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A program that is tailored to your unique needs and goals.

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A genuine partnership between you and your clinical/therapy team so you have choice and control.

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A warm and friendly environment where you feel safe and cared for.

I’m interested, what's next?


Contact us

The first step is to complete the online referral form or contact our friendly team on 1800 966 212.


Meet our team

Once we receive your information, we will make a time to meet with you to assess your needs and discuss your specific goals.


Receive your program

Following your detailed assessment, we will tailor a program to your specific needs. We will also provide you with a fee estimate.


Start your program

We will be in touch to organise your therapy.

How can I fund my program?

There are several funding options available, including NDIS, private health insurance, Medicare with the payment of a gap and self-funding.

NDIS funding


Private health insurance

Medicare (gap payment)

Other insurers

Ready to get started on your Royal Rehab LifeWorks journey?

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