North Pine Therapists
Occupational Therapists work with people to help them to participate in the activities of everyday life that are meaningful and important to them. The primary goal of Occupational Therapy is to identify a person’s strengths and barriers to functioning and, in turn, enable them to participate in necessary and desired activities (occupations) to fulfil life roles.
Occupational therapy can assist with the following areas:
- Activities of Daily Living
- Identifying support needs
- Functional Assessment
- Goal Setting
- Behavioural and emotional difficulties
- Sensory processing
North Pine Therapists
Psychologists have the professional training and clinical skills to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health problems. Some people may talk to a psychologist because they want assistance with a condition that is interfering with their lives or physical health, where as others may have short-term problems they want help navigating. Psychology can be useful for issues including stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, parenting and behavioural problems.
Through our individual counselling service, we help people to better understand themselves and their conditions such as anxiety and phobias, depression, addictions, mental health, panic disorders, self-esteem and sleep disorders.
Practicing psychologists are also trained to administer and interpret a number of tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. These tests may evaluate intellectual skills, cognitive strengths and weaknesses, personality characteristics and neuropsychological functioning.
Behavioural interventions aim to encourage and increase useful behaviours (such as getting dressed or talking to other people) and reduce or eliminate harmful behaviours (such as self-harm or aggression to others) or those that interfere with learning.
Driving Assessments and Rehabilitation
Driving is a highly complex task. It requires a combination of visual, physical, cognitive and psychosocial skills in a rapidly changing environment. Drivers have a responsibility to not only ensure the safety of them themselves, but also the safety of passengers and the wider community. There are a number of medical conditions that can affect ability and safety with driving.
If there is any uncertainty of the impact of any medical condition on the person’s ability to drive safely, the person should be referred to a specialist Occupational Therapy Driving Assessor for further assessment.
North Pine Therapists provide a high quality and professional Occupational Therapy driving assessment and rehabilitation service. We understand the importance of driving and we aim to return people to safe and legal driving wherever possible.
For more information about our Driving Assessment service please CLICK HERE
Occupational Therapy and Psychology services for adolescents and adults.
Speak to us today
call 0401 451 515
P.O. Box 87, Albany Creek, Qld 4035