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    What are the positive and negative aspects of occupational therapy in your opinion?

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    Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Dr Ryan Hislop, Chiropractor is situated in Mudgee with the team from Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. He has a special interest in sports chiropractic … View Profile

    OT is a fantastic profession that helps alot of people every day reach health goals that were previously not possible. 

    As with all professions, there are always limiting factors that means working in a team based environment is essential. This is usually why OT's along with Doctors, Chirorpactors, Nurses all work with eachothers strengths, as not one person can do everything for the individual. 

    This is currently where healthcare is heading into an integrated model. I am fortunate enough be to involved in the beginnings of this at both Hands On Superhealth and Springwoods GP Superclinic where our aim is to provide a tailored approach to a persons health and their goals, utilising many different professions to reach this goal. 

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    Brad Williams

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    Williams Occupational Therapy has occupational therapists trained in driver assessments and rehab specialising in getting clients back on road safely. WILLIAMS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY offer Adelaide … View Profile

    I Agree with Dr Hislop.
    A Multi disiplinary approach has been shown to have the best outcomes for clients. It is great to hear that these “super clinics” are evolving and growing as clients certainly benifit.

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    Marga Grey

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    Paediatric occupational therapist with focus on sensory integration therapy. Clients from 0 - 18 years. She published Sensible Stimulation and is co-developer of CoordiKids. Sensible … View Profile

    Occupational therapy has a holistic appraoch and look at all the different areas of the client's life to ensure optimal functioning.  Occupational therapists work as a member of the team of health professionals to help the client to cope in work, leisure and with selfcare activities.  There are many different areas in which an OT can specialize, including paediatrics, mental health, aged care, physical disabilities, and more.

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    Naomi Cezana

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    I am an occupational therapist and would like to provide a service to ensure the ageing population that is living in the community can maintain … View Profile

    In my opinion there are really no negative aspects to occupational therapy.
    It is a choice to undertake occupational therapy.
    Our job out there is really to enhance your quality of life and to enable function.
    There are not any negative side effects to what we do.
    We are not prescribing any medication or exercises, that might give you pain. We are really just here to enhance your quality of life, enable you to function, to do things that are important to you.

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    Brad Williams

    Occupational Therapist (OT)

    Williams Occupational Therapy has occupational therapists trained in driver assessments and rehab specialising in getting clients back on road safely. WILLIAMS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY offer Adelaide … View Profile

    I will be seen to have a biased opinion, I am an OT.
    I agree to with the posts so far. We do help people to try and acheive their daily living goals. I work with Drivers who are looking to return to driving, maintain driving, or look to drive for the first time with a disability. It is a goal focussed position were we analysis the need for driving, the medical concern, and then look at ways to overcome that concern to meet the driving goals. OT is is very client focussed as everyone performs their daily activities differently and with different emotional attachments.

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