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Occupational Therapy

Mater Occupational Therapy Services

Mater has comprehensive occupational therapy services available to both adult and paediatric patients. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

Patient referrals are triaged according to prioritisation guidelines, and are booked for appointments accordingly. If you have any questions, or for more information, please telephone 07 3163 6000 Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Referrals for all patients can be sent direct to the department via fax on 07 3163 2267.

For Patient with Private Health Insurance

To support the demand for occupational therapy services, Mater Health and Wellness* provide services for patients with private health insurance. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

For more information or to make an appointment, please telephone 07 3163 6000 or send your referral direct to Mater Health and Wellness via fax 07 3010 5745.

Adult services

Mater Occupational Therapy

  • Stress management, mindfulness and relaxation for the following:
    • Anxiety relating to parenting or changed role during pregnancy
    • Complex care required for pregnant women with a chronic physical illness or disability
    • Difficulties with parental adjustment during the postnatal period
    • Symptom management in individuals undergoing cancer treatment
    • Respiratory difficulties that affect quality of sleep and meaningful engagement in daily activities
    • Insomnia
    • Anxiety or depression associated with any health condition
  • Hand therapy for the following conditions:
    • Fractures and dislocations
    • Ligament injuries
    • Nerve injuries and compressions
    • Pain and swelling as well as other soft tissue conditions
    • Tendon injuries
    • Wound and scar management
  • Arthritis:
    • Assessment and treatment for arthritic conditions that may include splinting, ADL equipment advice and energy conservation strategies
  • Lymphedema:
    • Through Vascular Alternative Care pathways only

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • Hand therapy and splinting
  • Rheumatology
  • Lymphoedema
  • Vascular /DVT Management
  • Oedema management
  • Compression Garments for Travel and Pregnancy ( including Custom made and ‘off the shelf’)
  • Scar management
  • Coaching for quality of life, health and wellbeing
  • Stress management, relaxation, or mindfulness  for the following:
    • Chronic pain
    • Insomnia
    • Anxiety relating to changed role during pregnancy or parenthood
    • Anxiety or depression associated with any health condition
  • Preparation for parenthood for pregnant women with chronic illness/disability
  • Adult neurological (cognitive and perceptual) assessment

Paediatric services  

Mater Occupational Therapy

  • Complex medical and development needs

Mater Health and Wellness*

  • ADOS
  • Assessment and Intervention regarding Behaviour, Emotional Regulation and Social Skills
  • Autism Services (Approved Provider)
  • Babies' Development Clinic
  • Better Start Services (Approved Provider)
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Feeding and Mealtimes Assessment and Intervention
  • Getting Set for Prep Screen
  • Getting Set for School Screen
  • Hand Injuries and Scar Management
  • Infant Massage
  • Secret Agent Society (SAS) Social Skills Program
  • School-Aged Assessments
  • Support  to Help Children Manage and Cope with Medical Treatment
  • Toileting Programs

*Patients will incur fee for appointments booked with this service. Mater Health and Wellness Clinic staff are recognised providers with private health funds and Medicare. Rebates for services are available where applicable.

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