Clinical Services – Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapists (OTs) are qualified health professionals who assist people to do the things they need and want to in all aspects of life. This may include taking care of oneself and others, working, volunteering, and participating in hobbies, interests and social life.

The primary goal of OT is to enable people to participate in everyday life. OTs work with people who are experiencing all kinds of life challenges, disabilities and long-term-illness.

OTs begin with an assessment to understand what is important to a person, to look at any current issues or barriers they experience, and to understand their goals. Then, the OT works together with a client to assist them to build knowledge and skills and/or find new ways of doing activities.

OT services at Richmond Fellowship Tasmania

OT services are available for assessment and ongoing support at RFT. The assessment and ongoing work is negotiated according to a person’s needs and requirements.

Our OT is trained to deliver the AMPS (Assessment of Motor and Process Skills) assessment which is a useful starting point for devising treatment plans. AMPS is a standardised assessment that evaluates the quality of a person’s performance of daily living skills in a natural environment.

You may choose an AMPS assessment to;

  • Get a baseline of a person’s skills and abilities – to establish their level of need for daily support, and to highlight areas where the person may need assistance to learn new skills.
  • Compare with previous assessments to see how a person is travelling over time – are they improving or is there a deterioration?


Referral Process

Our OT works with adults (over 18) who experience challenges due to illness or disability.

Sessions may be funded by the NDIS (if the person has an NDIS plan) or by Medicare (if referred by a GP). People may also elect to pay a fee for service.

For more information or enquire for details relating to your particular circumstances, please contact us using the details below.

Contact Us

To get in touch or make a referral, please call 6228 3344 or email referrals@rftas.org.au.