Health Works – Helping People Achieve Their Goals!
Concerned by the lack of adequate and appropriate therapy available, Nicole Wilson founded Health Works NSW in 2009. Nicole felt strongly that people living in regional NSW should not be disadvantaged just because they lived outside of the Sydney area.
The aim of Health Works was to provide the best possible Allied Health and Case Management Services for all clients.
Today Health Works is a regionally based allied health practice specialising in both adult and children’s services as well as expert corporate services.
Health Works services the Orange, Mudgee, Dubbo and Bathurst regions with experienced Occupational Therapists and a Social Worker working alongside visiting professionals such as Physiotherapists and Speech Pathologists.
Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, Nicole witnessed first-hand the difficulty of accessing services and the strain this places on family to have to travel to Sydney and beyond for therapy. Her late brother was profoundly disabled.
This personal experience and understanding of the impacts, means Nicole will go above and beyond to ensure that all clients and their family have their goals listened to and met – even those goals that are outside the box.
What is Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy is a client-centred health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome 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.
Occupational therapists help their clients cope with demands, adapt to tasks and overcome challenges in their everyday lives. They do this by using a person’s usual daily activities and tasks (their occupations) in a therapeutic way.
As an example, occupational therapists develop therapeutic activities for children that will assist them to achieve their developmental milestones such as fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. In acute hospital settings, occupational therapists provide specialist interventions to assist with functional recovery and prescribe adaptive equipment to ensure safety upon discharge from hospitals. Occupational therapists help clients regain or enhance their daily lives after specific events such as hip replacements or stroke by providing rehabilitation and functionally orientated assessment and modifying the clients home and community environments to improve their safety and independence.
Funding Options Available
NDIS services are available for participants with an active NDIS plan. Whether it be getting a job, pursuing a passion, getting a new wheelchair to wanting to be more independent.
Medicare and Private Health Funds
Medicare Funding is available with a suitable referral from your Medical Specialist or General Practitioner.
- Enhanced Primary Care
- GP Mental Health Plan.
- Focussed Psychological Service Plans.
- HICAPS is available for on the spot claims processing with most private health funds.
Recognised Service Providers for…
- Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Helping Children with Autism Package.
- Better Start Package.
- Lifetime Care & Support