MS Occupational Therapy

OT uses problem solving to help you do things that matter to you

 

If MS is stopping you from doing the things you want to do - we're here to help.

Occupational Therapy (OT) can help you with the everyday activities you want to do, but may find challenging.

Whether it's for fun, work or self-care, we can help you put things in place now to make life easier in the future.

How Occupational Therapy works

 

Once you are matched to one of our Occupational Therapists, your first appointment can take place over the phone, via video call, or face-to-face. We will come to your house when it's possible.

We'll work with you to understand which everyday activities are important to you. We'll suggest practical strategies to overcome any challenges.

You'll come away from your first appointment with a list of recommendations, practical strategies and potentially some referrals for equipment or home modifications. We'll support you to implement these changes to help your wellbeing and quality of life.

How to access Occupational Therapy

 

Occupational Therapy can be funded by your NDIS plan, or you have the option to pay privately and receive a rebate from either Medicare or your private health insurer. We can help you work out the best way to pay for this service.

Depending on where you live, we can visit you in your home or you can access this service via Telehealth.

We have Occupational Therapists across Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and Tasmania.

To get started, contact MS Connect on 1800 042 138 or msconnect@ms.org.au

How Occupational Therapy can help

 

Our Occupational Therapists are problem solvers and can suggest practical strategies, assistive technology and home modifications to help you do what matters to you safely. This could include:

  • a cooling vest to prevent the heat worsening your MS symptoms
  • a bathroom rail and fixed seat so you can shower independently
  • a diary to track your fatigue so you can feel more productive at work
  • customised paint brushes to help you start your new creative hobby and bring joy into your life
  • a hoist to help you get out of bed in the morning
  • a wheelchair or electric scooter to help you get around easily.

There are so many ways to make life easier, and your plan will be tailored to you.

The challenges Occupational Therapy can help you address

 
  • Difficulty getting around your home and the community
  • Managing fatigue
  • Trouble with thinking and memory
  • Struggling to transfer in and out of bed, chairs, shower or bath

The benefits of Occupational Therapy for neuro conditions

 
  • Live more independently and do things for yourself
  • Home modifications to make getting around easier
  • Better family, work and social life
  • Keeping on top of things

 

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