What we do

In a spirit of collaboration, Smart Solutions provide a range of services and treatment modalities to assist you to meet your goals, improve safety and maximise your quality of life.

Functional assessment and retraining (for daily living activities)

Functional assessment involves assessment of exactly ‘how’ daily activities are being performed. After comprehensive assessment, recommendations can then be made regarding equipment, modifications, techniques (remedial and compensatory) that can promote safety and optimise function.

Falls assessments

Falls assessments involve review of the multiple factors which can contribute to falls either at home or in the community. Some of these factors can include:

  • Environment
  • Clothing
  • Medication
  • Continence
  • Nutrition
  • Equipment
  • Vision
  • Strength/Balance and Mobility

OT’s can provide recommendations and training in any of these areas in conjunction with other health providers to prevent the ongoing risk of falls, injury and hospitalisation.

Minor and Major home modification assessments

Home modification assessments involve a thorough analysis of an individual’s living environment and how they function within this environment. It involves observation of potential hazardous areas around the house (most notably – steps, access and bathroom areas) and allows for recommendations to be made in regards to maximising safety, functioning  and independence in these zones.

Minor home modifications often involve:

  • Threshold steps, wedges, ramp, grab rails, lever taps, hand held shower hoses, false floors, hand rails.

Major Modifications involve complete remodelling of areas within ergonomic design principles to create:

  • Wheelchair accessible bathroom, toilet, kitchen and laundry facilities
  • Ambulant disabled facilities

Major Modifications can also involve:

  • Stairclimbers
  • Waterlifts
  • Bidets
  • Extensive ramp systems

Equipment prescription

Customised equipment prescription involves the precise application of scientific principles to ensure that a piece of equipment is going to meet individual need.

Equipment prescription can involve prescription of items to support functioning such as :

  • Wheelchairs – Manual and Powerdrive
  • Scooters
  • Shower chairs – Static and Mobile
  • Toilet chairs and supports
  • General assistive devices – Reachers, Dressing Aids, Cutlery,
  • Technology – Tablets, phones and other devices
  • Pressure cushions and pressure mattress
  • Electric beds
  • Electric recliner chairs
  • Hoists

General rehabilitation

This involves a number of OT specific assessments and treatment modalities including:

  • Functional assessment and retraining
  • Application of remedial and therapeutic principles
  • Application of compensatory principles as required
  • Education and specific condition advice
  • Connection to supporting agencies
  • Prescription of assistive devices and equipment
  • Environmental Assessments and Home Modifications

Conditions that individual’s seek OT assistance for include:

Neurological rehabilitation

This involves a number of OT specific assessments and treatment modalities including:

  • Upper limb Rehab
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Retraining of Visual/Perceptual Skills
  • Functional ADL assessment and retraining

Conditions that we specialise in include:

All OT’s employed at Smart Solutions have an interest area, additional training or skills in the area of neurological rehabilitation. Many OT’s with Smart Solutions have worked across the Sunshine Coast and beyond in a range of hospital, specialty units and community settings dedicated to the delivery of neurological rehabilitation.

Cognitive assessment and retraining

Cognitive rehabilitation involves assessment of a range of cognitive abilities that support everyday activities including:

  • Attention
  • Insight
  • Memory
  • Executive Functioning

The process involves either a restorative approach targeting the actual impairment or an adaptive approach with focus on the activities and occupations that are causing the individual difficulty. Therapy can involve teaching new techniques, changing the activity or manipulation the environment to provide a more supportive role.

Education and training

Education and training services for individuals, group, residential care facilities and community organisations on topics related to healthcare, safety, independence and well being are available as requested.

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