What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy (OT) supports people with limited ability to carry out everyday activities because of illness, injury or disability.
An occupational therapist helps you get back to their daily activities by using purposeful activities, interventions or equipment so that you can take care of yourself, carry out daily tasks and stay active.
What we do
Rotorua and Taupō Hospital services provide inpatient, outpatient and community based Occupational Therapy services.
These services provide assessment and rehabilitation for people aged 0-100+ who have limited ability to carry out everyday activities because of illness, injury or disability.
Our Occupational Therapy services include:
- Manual handling advice and recommendations for carers/whānau caring for loved ones (hoisting, transfer techniques etc.)
- Functional assessments of everyday activities such as showering and dressing.
- Cognitive assessments (standardised) to assess current cognitive status and potential safety implications
- Memory retraining/education
- Non ACC Return to Work/School assessments.
- Equipment assessments for short or long-term needs
- Home safety assessments.
- Wheelchair assessments, training and prescription.
- Community environmental assessments – for access issues,
- Pre – elective surgery education and setup
- Mental health only – talking therapies, cognitive behavioural therapy.
Rotorua Hospital: (07) 349 7913
Taupō Hospital: (07) 376 1000
If requiring service provision please contact your GP/Practice nurse for referral.