occupational therapist

Occupational therapy/whakaora ngangahau is a registered client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation.

The primary goal of occupational therapy [whakaora ngangahau] is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do; or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.

Louise can help by listening to you and your personal situation, and then jointly work out a practical plan with you to manage the expressed challenges of everyday living you experience. She works with adults and teens, with issues related to mental health, disability or illness and can help you with any of the following:

  • Establish a healthy lifestyle through effective habits and routines
  • Get into some meaningful activity that will improve your well-being
  • Care for yourself so you can be your best for others
  • Stay well at work
  • Learn evidence based strategies for managing sleep, stress, fatigue or pain
  • Make changes that will enhance your enjoyment and satisfaction with life
  • Make a practical plan for moving forward in chosen life goals
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