What To Expect

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What to expect

Our receptionist, Michelle will contact you so that we can better understand your goals and needs prior to your first appointment and ensure you are matched with the most appropriate therapist.

The first appointment

At your first appointment it is helpful if you are able to bring in a medical summary.

The first appointment will be focused on understanding your goals and priorities, completing an assessment and discussing therapy options. You are welcome to bring a support person in with you.

Our clinic

Our clinic is wheelchair accessible. We are located in the boulevard between little Woolies and Babbalino’s bakery. There is off street parking available for up to 2 hours off River Street. 

There are toilets available within the boulevard, the nearest fully accessible toilets are located in Woolworths on River Street and in Wigmore Arcade.

We also offer home visits if this is more appropriate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?

A referral is not necessary. It is helpful if you are able to bring in a medical summary.

What funding options are there?

Funding options include:
Medicare Chronic disease management plans – please book an appointment with your General Practitioner to discuss whether this is appropriate for you. If appropriate this entitles you to up to 5 rebates of $58.40 per calendar year.
Private Health: you can claim for your consultations through private health cover if you have extras for Occupational Therapy.
Aged Care: we accept referrals for clients funded through Home Care packages and Short Term Restorative Care.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Department of Veterans Affairs

What do Occupational Therapists do

Occupational Therapists work with people to improve their quality of life by increasing independence and safety. OT’s focus on your goals and assist you to work towards engaging more in valued activities (such as playing the guitar) and roles (such as parenting/friend).

Occupational Therapists you as a person, your environment in which you live, work, play, rest, and your “Occupations” – roles and activities that are important to you.  

They look at ways to increase participation and independence by modifying the task (breaking it down into manageable steps, reducing the mental or physical energy required to complete), modifying the environment (supplying equipment such as long handled aids to make a task easier, home modifications, task lighting), or providing rehabilitation exercises to improve skills and abilities (such as fine motor and coordination exercises and memory exercises and strategies).


What to bring to your appointment

medical history if available, compression stockings if you have.

What to wear to an appointment?

If your appointment is for measurement of compression tights a pair of leggings/tights can be worn. Please wear loose fitting clothing to enable measurement of lower limb or upper limb garments.

What options are there to manage my Lymphoedema?

Best practice is compression therapy. In the decongestive stage this involves compression bandaging to reduce and soften the swelling and a compression garment in the maintenance phase to maintain the reduction.

Is compression the only option?

Compression may not be suitable for every person, we tailor our treatment depending on your goals, resources and lifestyle. Some people are unable to tolerate compression garments and manage their swelling through other treatments including compression pumps, elevation, exercise, lymphatic drainage etc.

What if I cant get compression on?

When we prescribe compression garments we consider an individuals capacity to get compression garments on and off, their goals and supports available. There are a number of aids to assist in getting compression on and off. There are also different types of compression garments such as wraps and zippered garments that reduce the effort in getting compression on and off.

Funding options for compression

ENABLE NSW provides assistance for funding of compression garments. This is means tested via an application and requires self purchase and minimum one month trial of the recommended compression garment – for further information click here.

Applying to EnableNSW – EnableNSW

Why is it important to treat lymphoedema early

Lymphoedema is a chronic progressive condition, treatment prevents progression and development of irreversible skin and tissue changes. Treatment reduces the risk of skin infections (Cellulitis) and wounds.

Aged Care

How can I maintain my independence as I get older

You can support healthy ageing my maintaining a healthy active lifestyle. This includes a healthy diet, regular exercise, regular social activities as well as activities that challenge and stimulate your mind.

If you feel that your balance is reduced or you have had near falls it is important to take steps to reduce your risks of falls and maintain your independence. Occupational Therapists can assist with reducing falls risks through modifications to the home environment – these are often simple things like rails, lighting and non slip surfaces, equipment such as mobility aids and shower chairs and education on safer ways to do things around the home.