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Caring private occupational therapy for people with neurological conditions

Occupational Therapy Sunshine Coast

The highly skilled occupational therapists at Community NeuroRehab Service assist children and adults aged from 4 to 104 to achieve greater independence and function. We see people with disability, neurological conditions, and mental health conditions across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and Tin Can Bay. Neuro occupational therapy is all about building your capacity to do the things that are important to you. You can see our experienced occupational therapists in our well-equipped Buderim clinic. If you prefer, we can visit your home, school, workplace, or another suitable location. We’re dedicated to delivering effective therapy with care and compassion.

What can occupational therapy do for me?

Occupational therapists have university level training in movement and function and how different disorders affect them. Whether you’d like to get up from chairs more easily, get a new wheelchair, or get back to driving, our Sunshine Coast occupational therapists will do everything possible to make it happen.

Our expert occupational therapists can help you:

  • reach goals you set for functioning better at home, school, work and in the community
  • build capacity to do everyday things like showering, dressing and preparing meals
  • understand and manage your condition
  • improve your cognitive function
  • remain at home safely.

How our occupational therapists help you

Our occupational therapists spend time getting to know you, your circumstances and the supports you have available. We’ll work with you to clarify your goals. Then we’ll use evidence-based strategies to help you reach them.

  • Activity modifications
  • Assistive Technology
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Education about your condition
  • Functional capacity assessments
  • Functional task practice
  • Complex home modifications
  • NDIS report writing
  • Upper limb and hand rehabilitation
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What are our clients saying about us?

My client sees Richard on a fortnightly basis and has been so accommodating and kind to my client. There’s been lots of positive changes since he’s been seeing Richard.
Definitely recommend!

Ashleigh Jones

How our Sunshine Coast
occupational therapists help you

Our occupational therapists spend time getting to know you, your circumstances and the supports you have available. We’ll work with you to clarify your goals. Then we’ll use evidence-based strategies to help you reach them.

Occupational therapy for physical dysfunction can include:

  • Functional task practice
  • Activity modifications
  • Home modifications
  • NDIS report writing
  • Wheelchair assessments
  • Falls prevention strategies
  • Education about your condition
  • Pain and fatigue management
  • Training your support people
  • Prescription of assistive technologies
  • Brain training activities

Conditions our Sunshine Coast
occupational therapists can help with

Our caring, expert OTs see people on the Sunshine Coast and Gympie who have:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Mental health conditions
  • Functional neurological disorder (FND)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
  • Dizziness and vestibular conditions
  • Physical and intellectual disability
  • Motor neuron disease (MND)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Balance problems
  • Other neurological and developmental conditions
  • Ataxias
  • Huntington's disease (HD)

Don’t see your condition listed? Contact us to see if our occupational therapists can help.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is all about building people’s functional capacity so they can have a good quality of life and participate in their families and communities. Occupational therapists are allied health professionals with university training in body structure, function and how different disorders affect them. They use their skills and knowledge to assist people to overcome or live better with physical issues related to disease, injury, ageing and disability. 

Occupational therapists in Australia must be registered with Ahpra. This means they have to meet strict qualification requirements and standards for ethical behaviour and continuing professional development.

Some occupational therapists work in a specific area of practice. At Community NeuroRehab Service, our OTs focus on neuro occupational therapy. We only see people who have conditions of the brain and nervous system. Concentrating on one field helps us provide the most advanced and effective treatment.

Your occupational therapy journey with us

At CNRS, we don’t just ‘treat’ people, we immerse ourselves in your world. We’ll work with you and your friends, family and supports to help you achieve your goals and vision for life. Our aim is your aim – wherever that may take us.

Just as we become part of your community, we want you to feel a part of the CNRS community. Here’s what community occupational therapy with CNRS will look like.

Getting to know each other

The first time you meet your occupational therapist, they will spend time getting to know you. They will ask you about your health, your challenges and your goals. They will also look at how you’re functioning right now. Your family and support people are welcome to be part of every session.

Building a roadmap for success

We’ll work with you to create a tailored plan for achieving your goals. This might involve weekly, fortnightly or monthly therapy sessions, ramped up or down as needed. We can see you at home, or we might visit your school or workplace to see how we can modify things to make your life easier. We’ll be there for you as you work towards your goals.

Your goal is our purpose

Our occupational therapists will do everything they can to help you do the things you dream about.

Want to get back to work or your favourite hobby? Or get on and off the toilet or dress yourself more easily?

From rowing to painting to hanging clothes on the line; you name it, we’ll work on it.

“At CNRS our passion is to empower each individual to live their lives the way they dream. Dream Big, Dream Small, Dream Obscure – whatever you dream let us know and we will do our best to help you achieve it because that’s The CNRS Way.”

Frequently asked questions

Find out what our clients are asking

What does an occupational therapist do?

Occupational therapists can support you in a wide variety of different areas to help with your everyday living. We can help with your physical and mental function and capacity. We can assess and recommend housing and equipment changes or write reports to help you get the access and support you need. 

I am having trouble getting around my house. How can you help me?

We will do a functional capacity assessment, which means we will come to your home and observe how you move around and where you need support. Then we will recommend changes we believe will help within the structure of your home and equipment to best support you. We will also organise therapy sessions to work on skills that need some extra attention.

What does a treatment session with an occupational therapist look like?

Children’s sessions usually involve play-based interventions. Adults can have a mixture of working on everyday skills such as dressing and cooking strategies, strength training, brain games and exercises, and relaxation interventions. Sessions are usually 60 minutes.

I find it difficult to leave my house. Do I have to come into your clinic?

At CNRS all our therapists can provide treatment either in your home, local community, or in our Buderim clinic space. Let us know your preference and we will meet you there.

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