Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists provide high quality, patient centred services to enable people to participate in their meaningful life roles.

“Occupations” are the things that you need or want to do that give meaning to life. These include looking after yourself, household duties, caring for someone, community involvement, and work and leisure activities.

At Osborne Park Hospital, Occupational Therapists focus on how you are functioning and what “occupations” you need to do to return home as soon as possible, remain safe at home and to engage within the community.

OPH Occupational Therapists assess:

  • Physical, cognitive and psychosocial skills, abilities and difficulties.
  • The environment where you complete each of your occupations, particularly your home.
  • The activities, or occupations, you need to do to get home safely or maintain safety at home.

From this assessment we provide interventions:

  • To problem solve difficulties with your occupations or activities of daily living.
  • To increase your safety and independence by teaching compensatory techniques, self-care techniques, or strategies such as providing equipment or modifying the environment.
  • To assist you to move from hospital to home safely or maintain safety at home
  • Falls assessment, intervention and education
  • Pressure and seating assessment, intervention and education


OPH Occupational Therapist Services

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapists in the sub-acute rehabilitation setting work as part of the multi-disciplinary team to support a safe and timely discharge from hospital with patients who require more time to recover from (or adapt to) injury or illness. These areas include:

  • Rehabilitation and Aged Care
  • Younger Adult Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Unit
  • Surgical services

Outpatient/Community Occupational Therapy

Outpatient Occupational Therapy includes task specific retraining and strategies to assist you to participate in occupations that are important in your life. Various treatment modalities are used depending on the clinical area. These areas include:

  • Amputee Rehabilitation outpatient gym
  • Rehabilitation and Aged Care Intervention Liaison Service (RAILS – Rapid Response Service)
  • Day Therapy Unit
  • Parkinson’s Clinic
  • Stroke Clinic
  • Early Supported Discharge (ESD)
  • Aged Care Assessment Team (ACAT)
  • Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP)


How to access our services

Outpatients/Community patients

If you currently live within the Osborne Park Hospital catchment area (PDF), you can access occupational therapy services via a referral from your GP/treating Specialist (eligibility criteria apply).

For further information on access to our services, please contact us.

Equipment returns

Equipment can be returned to J Block (see OPH site map (PDF)).

Collection can be arranged by contacting the Homecare Stores on (08) 6457 8039. (Please note that collection may take up to 10 weeks due to high demand).

Last Updated: 27/10/2021