Occupational Therapy Perth
Occupational Therapists in Perth are experts in functional recovery, injury prevention and performance enhancement.
Recovery or Rehabilitation is a client centred approach that focuses on improving the patients’ ability to perform valued tasks such as work, self care (home duties) as well as leisure pursuits. The level of independence experienced in these three areas is dependent on the outcome of the therapist/patient intervention. Soft tissue or myo-fascial release techniques are used to improve function of joints, tendons and ligaments. We are service providers of choice by Western Australian companies sending injured workers and sports professionals for rehabilitation to get workers back into productive occupations as soon as possible.
Prevention of injuries or Pre-hab is when musculo-skeletal screening is performed in an attempt to identify areas of the body that are not functioning in an optimal manner but are not yet leading to pain in that area. Here Occupational Therapists (OT’s) use range of motion and muscle testing to assess postural abnormalities coupled with decreased range of motion and muscle weakness. Prevention is the best cure.
Soft tissue techniques are applied to improve strength as well as range of motion with the aim of preventing the onset of painful conditions such as neck and back pain, knee and hip problems.
Sporting Performance enhancement
For sports-persons and athletes who are interested in performing at an optimal level in the areas of work, self care and leisure, Perth Wellness Centre’s OT’s are able to apply proprioceptive neuromuscular techniques that can enhance range of motion of joints as well muscle building for strength of upper and lower extremities, neck and low back.
Functioning at a higher level means that the client enjoys living life with greater success and happiness.
Some of the conditions OT’s treat are:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Shoulder restrictions
- Knee Problems
- Hip joint inflammation and restriction
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fascia problems
See here for information regarding ergonomic assessments.