Consultations — $149.99/hour.
There are currently Medicare services that offer rebates for occupational therapy. For example, the Chronic Disease Management program can save you $55.10 for home or clinic appointments. You will need a referral from your GP to access this. With the Chronic Disease Management program, you can benefit from five sessions from allied healthcare professionals (including occupational therapies) per year. For more information speak to one of our staff or contact your general practitioner.
For your convenience, RKMRS can contact directly and if approved, bill your insurer in case you were referred under Worker’s Compensation or Motor Vehicle Accident insurance.
If you access services through NDIS, note that all the fees are set by this program, and they must approve the services. Fees are billed directly, without any gap fees or out of pocket costs.
We work closely with our occupational therapists, which are all registered and accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Based on the occupational therapy assessment and recommendations, we offer the best equipment at competitive prices. The therapist also knows the devices and equipment we have available in stock. If needed, we gladly offer custom equipment to better suit your needs.
Our occupational therapists can provide assessment and recommendations for rehabilitation, mobility assessment, prescription equipment (e.g. wheelchairs) , environmental evaluation and suggest in-home, car and workplace modifications. Our occupational therapists provide custom plans for stroke and neurological rehabilitation, back pain management, chronic pain, mental health and palliative care.
We also have great relationships with clinicians and can obtain advice from them and update on the progress using virtual communication.
Seniors living in the community or aged care facilities greatly benefit from our occupational therapy. Our therapists have special training and understand age-related conditions like mobility issues, difficulty with balance and coordination, cognitive impairments, problems with vision and hearing.
Using occupational therapy, seniors can gain more independence, and get back to enjoying social life and other activities. Our therapists design tailored plans to prevent falls, make the home or car more accessible and safer to use, prescribe mobility equipment (i.e. wheelchairs) or devices for daily use (e.g. shower rails).
A big component of occupational therapy is education sessions, offering strategies to prevent injuries, protect the joints, perform day to day activities (e.g. dressing, grooming), sleep better, manage stress, cope with chronic illnesses and engage in social life as well as palliative care. Our occupational therapists offer senior assessments and consultations both in our showroom and at patient’s homes or aged care facilities.
Your health is an investment, not an expense. It’s time to invest in your quality of life.
The process of selecting and purchasing the right equipment can be overwhelming, time consuming, costly, and confusing. RKMRS offers occupational therapy assessments by an independent occupational therapist.
Our friendly OT is highly-trained to conduct medical, physical and cognitive evaluation and recommend the best options for you. The OT assessment is conducted in our showroom, so you can test some of the equipment before buying it (your assessment can be done in other locations, such as your home, if that’s your preference).
This therapy helps people of all ages to live life to the fullest. It promotes health, injury recovery, coping better with injury, illnesses or disability, and ultimately improves quality of life.
RKMRS is proud to offer consultations with occupational therapists (OTs). These trained healthcare professionals teach you new skills and help you modify your environment to make your life easier and more comfortable. Whether you are dealing with an acute injury or a chronic/complex disease, occupational therapies can boost your physical and emotional wellbeing.
Your OT consultation includes:
Occupational therapy is a major component of a disability treatment plan. Occupational therapists (OTs) are qualified health professionals, working with people of all ages and medical conditions. Although they are able to work with anyone, they often work with individuals dealing with chronic health conditions such as arthritis, MS, diabetes, etc.
After an assessment, the OT’s first goal is to help you understand your condition, and how it impacts your everyday life. Then, they’ll create a personalised treatment plan to help you build skills so you can safely and comfortably engage with daily tasks. These include cooking, working, grooming, traveling, volunteering, or attending social events. Sometimes this involves doing these activities in a modified way or with new tools or aids.
Ultimately, OTs exist to improve your quality of life and help you live independently. Good OTs encourage patients to take a proactive role in their health, strive for independence, and be in control.
Anyone who considers getting government funding for assistive devices and equipment through the NDIS, Home Care Packages or Equipment for Living Grant, will need an OT assessment to evaluate the need for these devices. The OT will provide a report, which is requested during the application process.