Occupational Therapy


What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapists are responsible for helping patients develop, recover, improve in regards to a condition or injury, as well as maintain the skills needed to participate in daily activities. They provide services to support functional independence of people in their daily life whilst preventing or minimising disability.

Core business

  • Helping clients regain or enhance their daily lives after specific events such as hip replacement or stroke.
  • Assessing and modifying clients home and community environments to improve their safety and independence.
  • Prescribing and educating clients and carers in the use of adaptive equipment to assist function.
  • Designing individual and group programs and activities to enhance client’s independence in everyday activities.
  • Helping children achieve their developmental milestones such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.


Office Hours

Monday – Friday 08.30am – 5:00pm

Office location

Consulting Suite PDH

Contact Details

Phone: (03) 5521 1410

Fax: (03) 5521 0372



All referrals for the Occupational therapy are received via the intake team. Occupational therapy services may be accessed directly by individuals, their family members and / or care givers.


Phone: (03) 5521 0354

Fax: (03) 5521 0372

Email: intake.pdh@swarh.vic.gov.au

Receipt of all referrals will be acknowledged.