About this directory

The Find an OT directory lists individual occupational therapists working in private practice settings who are members of Occupational Therapy Australia (OTA) and who have chosen to make their contact details and some areas of practice details available to the public.

Not all occupational therapists are included in this directory.

To have your details added to this directory, either contact Occupational Therapy Australia on (03) 9415 2900 or by email to info@otaus.com.au

How to find a private practice OT

Scroll through the list below for a description of the OT speciality areas that are available.

When you have found what you need, click on the text in the left hand column and this category will be inserted into the Speciality section of the search. These specialities may also be selected from the dropdown menu in the search area on the left.

Access OTs who assess a person’s ability to gain access to a particular environment. Assessments may be specific to an individual’s situation or general for a public environment. OTs may recommend alternations to the environment or to the technique and equipment used to access it.
Acquired Brain Injury OTs who work with people who have an acquired brain injury and their families to consider their physical impairments, and their cognitive-behavioural impairments as they work towards participating in life’s activities and achieving their goals.
Adaptive Technology OTs who work to adapt equipment and technology, hardware and software, to assist people to use the item and to therefore have access to, or participate in, a particular activity or range of activities. Examples of this for visually impaired people may include, a signature guide, large button phone, magnifier, and screen magnification software.
Activity of Daily Living (ADL) Assessments OTs who assess the way you do your everyday tasks and make recommendations about better and safer ways to manage. This can be ANY task that is important to you and/or necessary for you to do.
Aged Care OTs who assess a person’s ability to manage daily task/s or a living situation which is currently difficult. OTs then recommend safer and easier ways to manage a task, equipment and/or alterations required, and/or support required in a living environment. If appropriate, OTs can develop a treatment plan aimed at a person achieving a desired goal.
Attendant Care Reviews OTs who specifically assess a person’s management of their everyday tasks with a view to making recommendations to a funding provider regarding the level and type of assistance required by an attendant carer.
Autism Spectrum Disorders OTs who assess and work with clients (usually children) with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Counselling OTs who provide counselling services to clients in areas such as psychological counselling, relationship counselling and vocational counselling.
Driving Assessments OTs who conduct driving assessments have specific training to do so. They make recommendations to the relevant Transport Authority regarding a person’s fitness to drive and any conditions which should be placed upon a person’s licence.
Equipment Prescription OTs who assess a person’s ability to carry out a particular task, or to access a particular environment, and who recommend assistive equipment to improve management.
Ergonomics OTs who focus upon making products and tasks comfortable and efficient for the user. They may make recommendations such as proper use of posture and body movement, good placement of computer equipment or factory production line materials, comfortable handles and grips, or an efficient layout of kitchen appliances.
Functional Capacity Evaluations OTs who carry out specific assessment to determine an individual’s general work tolerances. It provides clear information about the client’s maximum functional abilities (e.g., lifting, carrying, sitting, standing) and can lead to recommendations regarding suitable/non-suitable work duties.
Hand Therapy/Splinting/Scar Management OTs who specifically assist people who are having difficulty using their hands as a result of injury, a disease process or deformity.
Handwriting & Fine Motor Skills OTs who work with people to develop the fine hand skills required for handwriting and other daily living tasks which require a degree of dexterity.
Home Modification Assessments OTs who assess a person’s ability to manage the physical environment in their own home. OTs make recommendations about assistive equipment and home modifications which aim to improve a person’s ability to access and move about their home as they choose/require.
Intellectual Disability OTs who work with either adults or children with an intellectual disability to encourage and enable participation in life activities.
Medico-legal assessment and reporting OTs who are engaged in personal injury matters and who are contracted by insurance companies or solicitors to provide medico-legal reports. These reports can be provided to the courts as evidence in cases of negligence.
Mental Health OTs who work with people who experience social or emotional distress, or mental illness, to assist them to participate in their chosen activities and/or occupations.
Neurological Rehabilitation OTs who use activities, assistive equipment and techniques to enable people who are having difficulty carrying out every day activities due to a neurological deficit or disease process, an acquired head injury or stroke to manage these tasks.
Nursing Home Consultations OTs who assess people residing in residential care facilities to make recommendations regarding positioning, support and strategies to encourage participation in daily living tasks and valued activities.
OH & S Consultations OTs who recommend safe work practices and evaluate for safe work environments in order to encourage the safety, health and welfare of people who are engaged in work or employment.
Occupational Rehabilitation OTs who work in the injury management field. OTs may provide assessments and treatment for the injured worker, or they may provide advice to insurers regarding the needs of injured workers.
Occupational Training Services OTs who determine a person’s background, their current skills, cognitive and physical abilities and goals and work with them to move on to an appropriate future vocation.
Palliative Care OTs who assist you adapt to your changing needs caused by the symptoms of cancer and/or its treatments. OTs aim is to support people so that they may carry out the tasks that are most important to them.
Paediatrics OTs who provide assessment and/or therapy services for children with a variety of diagnoses. OT assessment services may be requested for information contributing to a diagnosis, or for recommendations regarding management of a child with an established diagnosis. Common diagnostic groups include, but are not limited to, children with developmental delays, cerebral palsy, autism, and those whose ability to participate in play and daily activities is interrupted by an injury or disease process.
Pain Management OTs who work with people who have chronic pain (lasting more than 3 – 6 months) to manage daily activities and participate in valued roles.
Professional Supervision Services OTs who are available to provide supervision services to other occupational therapists.
Seating & Wheelchair consultations OTs who assess a person’s individual positioning and seating needs and recommend appropriate chairs, wheelchairs and cushions.
Sensory Integration This is a specific OT treatment where activities are structured to assist the neurological processes that organise and interpret sensory input for each child. This technique aims to encourage the person’s use of their body effectively within their environment.
Vision Impairment OTs who specialise in the assessment and treatment of low vision, vision Impairment, hemianopia, quadrantinopia, glaucoma / peripheral vision loss, cerebral blindness , diabetes related retinopathy, monocular vision, cataracts, retinal detachment related to trauma, Leber's optic neuropathy, glare sensitivity and migraine.
Wellbeing & Psychotherapy OTs who provide specialist services in a range of clinical areas related to the wellbeing of clients in such areas as Stress Management, Life Enhancement, Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Spirituality and Sexuality.
Workplace Related Services OTs who provide specialist services related to workplaces – these include workplace assessments, workplace mediations and return to work assessments and advice.