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Occupational Therapy

Mater Occupational Therapy Services

Mater has comprehensive occupational therapy services available to both adult and paediatric patients. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

Patient referrals are triaged according to prioritisation guidelines, and are booked for appointments accordingly. If you have any questions, or for more information, please telephone 07 3163 6000 Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4.30 pm.

Referrals for all patients can be sent direct to the department via fax on 07 3163 2267.

For Patient with Private Health Insurance

To support the demand for occupational therapy services, Mater Health and Wellness* provide services for patients with private health insurance. Please refer to the table below for an outline of services provided.

For more information or to make an appointment, please telephone 07 3163 6000 or send your referral direct to Mater Health and Wellness via fax 07 3010 5745.

Adult services

Mater Occupational Therapy (available to public patients)

Mater Health and Wellness (available to private patients)*

Hand Therapy Services

  • Assessment and treatment for hand injuries
  • Customised splinting and prescription of orthoses
  • Wound and scar management

Lymphedema Services

  • The Mater Hospital Brisbane multidisciplinary lymphoedema service consists of a team vascular specialists, occupational therapists, and physiotherapists.
  • Referrals to this service should be made to the vascular surgery department where they may either be triaged to see a vascular specialist for initial assessment or triaged directly to a member of the specialist allied health team via our alternative pathway.
  • For referral information to the vascular surgery department please see: https://www.materonline.org.au/publications/referral-guidelines/vascular-surgery

Neurological Services

  • Assessment and therapy for mild impairments resulting from a neurological condition (e.g. stroke):
    • Cognition
    • Upper limb strength and coordination
    • Perception
    • Vision changes or loss
    • Fatigue management
  • Assessment and therapy for post-concussion syndrome.
  • Excluded from our neurological services:
    • NDIS-related assessment including access to NDIS
    • Conditions that require intensive therapy e.g. hemiplegic upper limb, moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    • Driving assessments
    • Assessment of home environment

Psychosocial Services

  • Stress management for:
    • FND
    • Chronic Pain
    • Cancer

See Mater Health and Wellness website for full list of private Occupational Therapy services. Links to services and Fees/FAQs are below.

Hand Therapy Services

Hand Therapy - Mater Health

Lymphedema Services

Lymphoedema - Mater Health

Psychosocial Services

Our team - Mater Health

Access an Accredited Mental Health OT for patients  on the Better Access to Mental Health Plan.

Fees and FAQs

Fees and FAQs - Mater Health

Paediatric services

Mater Occupational Therapy (available to public patients)

Mater Health and Wellness (available to public patients)

 

See Mater Health and Wellness website for full list of private Occupational Therapy services. Links to services and fees are below.

Children's Therapy Services - Mater Health

Fees and FAQs - Mater Health

*Patients will incur fee for appointments booked with this service. Mater Health and Wellness Clinic staff are recognised providers with private health funds and Medicare. Rebates for services are available where applicable.

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