Through our in house Occupational Therapist Wendy Leaper, we recognise the importance of enhancing independence in daily functioning for overall well-being.
With a deep understanding of human occupation and the impact of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial factors on individuals’ ability to engage in daily activities, Wendy is committed to providing comprehensive occupational therapy services.
Some of the services provided by Wendy include:
- Rehabilitation and Recovery: Wendy works closely with individuals who have experienced illness, injury, or undergone surgery, helping them regain functional abilities and reintegrate into their daily activities. Through customised treatment plans, she focuses on improving strength, mobility, coordination, and enhancing self-care skills to promote independent living.
- Geriatric Care: Wendy specialises in addressing the unique needs of older adults. She assists them in maintaining independence, managing chronic conditions, and adapting their environments to support safe and meaningful engagement in daily activities. Wendy also offers fall prevention strategies, home modifications, and recommends assistive devices to enhance safety and quality of life for older individuals.
- Neurological Rehabilitation: For individuals with neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, or multiple sclerosis, Wendy provides specialised occupational therapy interventions. She focuses on improving cognitive function, motor skills, and facilitating independence in daily living activities. Wendy collaborates closely with patients and their families to develop individualised strategies for coping with the challenges associated with neurological conditions.
- Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Wendy works with children and adolescents to address developmental delays, sensory processing difficulties, and other conditions that may impact their engagement in daily activities. She utilises play-based interventions, sensory integration techniques, and skill-building exercises to promote optimal development and functional independence in children.
- Assistive Technology and Adaptive Equipment: Wendy assesses individuals’ needs for assistive technology and adaptive equipment to enhance their functional abilities. She provides recommendations for devices such as wheelchairs, adaptive tools, or environmental modifications that can support individuals’ independence and participation in daily activities.
Wendy Leaper strives to collaborate closely with individuals, families, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to provide holistic care. We are here to support you on your journey towards enhanced independence, functionality, and an improved quality of life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You might benefit from occupational therapy if you have difficulties with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, eating, or grooming. Occupational therapy is also helpful for individuals recovering from surgery, managing chronic conditions, or dealing with disabilities, injuries, or mental health conditions that impact their ability to participate in work, leisure, or social activities.
Occupational therapy sessions are tailored to each individual’s needs. Your therapist will assess your abilities and goals, develop a personalized treatment plan, and guide you through activities, exercises, and techniques to improve your functional skills. These may include exercises, adaptive strategies, assistive devices, and environmental modifications.
Insurance coverage for occupational therapy can vary depending on your insurance plan and the specific services needed. Many insurance plans provide coverage for occupational therapy, especially when it is deemed medically necessary. It is recommended to contact your insurance provider to understand your coverage, including any copayments, deductibles, or limitations.
Yes, occupational therapy can be highly beneficial for children with developmental delays or conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorder, or fine motor delays. Occupational therapists specializing in pediatric care can assess the child’s needs, provide interventions, and collaborate with parents and educators to promote the child’s development and independence.
Yes, occupational therapy plays a crucial role in occupational rehabilitation and helping individuals recover from workplace injuries. Occupational therapists can evaluate the impact of the injury on your ability to perform job-related tasks, develop a rehabilitation plan, provide recommendations for modifications or adaptive equipment, and guide your return to work process.
Occupational therapy and physical therapy are both important rehabilitation professions but focus on different aspects of a person’s functional abilities. Physical therapy primarily focuses on improving mobility, strength, and range of motion, while occupational therapy addresses a broader range of skills required for daily activities, including self-care, work, and leisure.