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Functional Capacity Assessments and Beyond!

Occupational therapy services that make a real difference.

The Initial Assessment

We complete in-depth assessments to uncover challenges and solutions for participants.

Assessments and reports we offer:

  • Functional Capacity Assessment and Report (Care Needs Assessment)

  • Housing Needs Assessments ( Supported Independent Living Assessment (SIL)
  • Specialist Disability Accommodation Assessment (SDA)
  • Assistive Technology Assessments

Don’t make the mistake of believing that just completing that initial Functional Capacity Assessment is the goal. It’s what we do with the information that makes a difference!

The Assessment is how we create a roadmap for an ongoing journey to help each participant reach their goals through regular Occupational Therapy sessions.

Think beyond ticking off that box for the participant’s Functional Capacity Assessment

With Propel Therapy, NDIS funding makes a real impact through ongoing services to help participants unlock their full potential.

The Work We Do - Game Changer

We don’t want to just swoop in for a lengthy Assessment without enhancing the participant’s current capacity. Our goal is to be an ongoing guide for each participant, committed to traveling alongside them for the ups and downs of learning something new.

The areas we address:

  • Life skills training

  • Transition to employment
  • Building friendships
  • Recommending adaptive equipment to promote success and safety
  • Caregiver support and education

Our work is built on a caring and respectful relationship with each participant. Instead of doing things for a participant, our goal is to provide guidance and practice to help them unlock independence in everyday life.

We keep in mind that NDIS is an insurance scheme which emphasizes Capacity Building towards independence.

Who Should You Refer?

Our best work is with adults who have life goals they want to achieve. Many participants experience great success through ongoing work to ensure practice and follow-through on new skills.

We mainly serve adults with:

  • Developmental disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Brain Injury
  • Autism
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Supported adjustment for refugees with a disability

And don’t forget about the caregivers. Be on the lookout for caregivers who are facing burnout or increased challenges as they age. Our work benefits both the person with a disability and their circle of support.

When is the best time to send a referral to us?

As early in the NDIS plan period as possible! Learning the skills and building them into new habits and routines takes time. Especially for people with intellectual disabilities.

It’s hard for us to be effective when we receive a referral 2 months before funding expires. At that stage, too little time is left to make an impact. For best results, we’d love an entire year to work with a participant.

A quick note on our skill-set

We focus on physical and mental wellness for adults (over 18).

We are not trained to treat acute symptoms of mental health disorders like personality disorders, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder, but we know some amazing service providers that are trained to provide assistance. We’re happy to provide the contact information.

Our skill-set is a great fit for participants with mental health disorders that are well-managed and ready to work on independent living skills.

Supply all the needed information!

Our goal is to provide the best possible care to our clients. And that starts by making sure we’re the right service provider. You help by providing as much information as possible. A little extra time here, saves us both time in the long run.

Important pieces of information to include in the referral information:

  • Most recent Functional Capacity Assessment Report

  • Any previous reports from allied health
  • The participant’s primary disability
  • Any known risks and Positive Behaviour Support Plans if available
  • Current community access support schedule so we get a picture of the participant’s availability
When in doubt, the more information you provide the better. Especially in the case of safety risks, it’s always better when we know what we’re walking into.

Providing OT to support life transitions for adults in far North Queensland and surrounding areas.