NDIS occupational therapy is provided to those patients that qualify for the National Disability Insurance Scheme that was introduced in the past 18 months in Australia. The nationwide scheme aims to provide care and funding throughout the country to those who are disabled. Replacing a fragmented disability care system, which was different in each state, this new scheme aims to standardise the care that patients will be able to take advantage of.

People living with a disability will now be able to create a tailored offering that suits their needs. The scheme will provide more specialised care to them than ever before. Disabled persons and their family will receive care and support when and where they need and want it. The aim is for this scheme to be more proactive than any scheme in Australia that went before it.

To limit the effects of a disability, policy makers want care to given on an ongoing basis to improve quality of life. It is expected that those living with a disability will find it easier to integrate into the community such is the improved care and attention that they are receiving. NDIS occupational therapy providers offer one such treatment to those living with a disability but what are the benefits of OT?


NDIS occupational therapy is mostly used by the elderly in the community. One of the important aspects of this therapy is the education it can give to the patient. Some elderly people lack the education and knowledge to live independently. This education can help them live a safer way in their daily life so as to avoid potential falls and injuries. This will help them with their mobility too.


After years of wear and tear on their bones, muscles and joint, elderly patients may need to have an operation. NDIS occupational therapy will assist them with their recovery. Covering their rehabilitation and helping them to regain the level of mobility and independence they once had is vitally important. Therapists can also offer advice on how to live with new found limitations to their movement.

Relief for family

Being close family to a person that needs constant care can be extremely stressful, tiring and time consuming. Spending the majority of their time helping a loved one can lead to neglection of their own life and well-being. If a patient does not have a close family member to help, they may need a carer to be on call 24 hours a day. While although it is their job, it can be equally tiring. NDIS occupational therapy can help. OT’s are trained to help both the patient and the carer. Helping the patient made better decisions to live independently is crucial while they can also help the care giver to maintain their own life and detach themselves from their jobs.

Mental training

Most patients need physical training to prevent injury and falls. However, it has been shown that mental training can limit the onset of some degenerative diseases while helping to keep the elderly patients active. Brain power may seem to be deteriorating in some, but OT’s are able to provide the correct exercises in order to restore any power that looked like being lost. NDIS occupational therapy is one such treatment that can help with both physical and mental illness.

NDIS occupational therapy is a treatment that is widely available. If you know someone who might benefit from some treatment be sure to suggest they take a look at what they are entitled to within their scheme, as this may be a therapy that changes their life.