1. What is it?
Community Occupational Therapy (SOUTH)
Occupational Therapy is a health profession that focuses on assisting clients to regain and maintain independence with daily living and life skills.
Occupational Therapists are trained to assist people to overcome limitations caused by injury or illness, psychological or emotional difficulties, developmental delay, or the effects of aging. Their goal is to assist each individual to move from dependence to independence, maximising personal productivity, wellbeing, and quality of life.
How to contact us or make a booking
Occupational Therapy Community Team
90 Davey Street
Phone: (03) 6166 7280
Fax: (03) 61730339
3. Referral and Access by Region
STATEWIDE INPATIENT SERVICES:
To make an appointment contact the hospital in your region.
Community Physiotherapy Team (SOUTH)
Physiotherapy (Community) – Outpatient Clinics, Tasmanian Health Organisation – South (outpatients.tas.gov.au)
THS Southern Region
Community Physiotherapy primarily supports adults living in the community with a range of conditions/care needs including:
- strains, sprains, osteoarthritis, fractures
- post-surgical and acute hospital admission
- neck/back and other joint problems
- mild strokes and neurological conditions
- falls/balance problems
- walking aid prescription
- respiratory conditions
- ante and post-natal care
- specific exclusions of service are listed under ‘Additional Information’ below.
Other Services Offered:
Under 18’s are seen if presenting with simple Orthopaedic conditions but should otherwise be referred to Paediatric services
Community Physiotherapy Referral template
For use by health professionals only