Physical Disability

Using a variety of assessments, our occupational therapists will identify the individual’s personal strengths, as well as the barriers and limitations that are preventing them from doing what they want to, need to or are expected to do in their lives. By assessing the person, the occupation and their environment, we can help you work out practical solutions to increase independence and improve quality of life.

This can be achieved by:

  • Modifying the environment
  • Installing grab rails in the shower, by an entrance or beside a toilet to make access and transfers safer and easier
  • Installing ramps, platform steps or chair lifts to improve accessibility around the home
  • Completing complex and structural bathroom or kitchen modifications to allow better access
  • Prescribing assistive technology (aids or equipment)
  • Raised toilet seats or over toilet frames to facilitate safe transfers on/off the toilet
  • Shower chairs or stool to reduce the risk of falls in the shower and manage fatigue
  • Wheelchairs, mobility scooters or hoists for mobility and transfers
  • Long-handled aids for personal care and dressing, such as a reacher or sponge
  • Special plates or cutlery to increase independence with feeding
  • Pressure cushions to reduce the risk and severity of pressure wounds
  • Supporting skill development
  • Independent living skills (cooking, cleaning)
  • Budgeting or money handling skills
  • Alternative dressing techniques
  • Helpful coping strategies
  • Pain and fatigue management strategies
  • Routine building and self-management strategies


Developing support or intervention plans, providing recommendations as well as providing education to the individual, their family and their care team
treatment guides or plans to support individuals to achieve their goals through a collaborative effort providing recommendations and advocating for current and future support/service needs providing falls prevention education