Projects & Special Interest Areas

Occupational Therapy Clinical Competency program: Development of OT clinical competency program and assessment tools in conjunction with other metropolitan based OT Managers and Heads of Departments.

  • Evaluating the impact of Occupational Therapy Assistants, under the supervision of an Occupational Therapist for inpatient services
  • IRAM program for tendon injuries.
  • Cancer Related Fatigue
  • Impact on ADL of chemotherapy for older cancer patients
  • Developing a tool for telephone follow-up  of Burns patients
  • Scar assessment and management (see info on M.A.P.S. assessment order).
  • Clinical guidelines and patient information for hand therapy.
  • Development and standardisation of postural assessment tool for people with spinal cord injury.
  • Use of A.M.P.S. (Assessment of Motor & Process Skills) in the acute and rehabilitation setting - an internationally standardised Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment.
  • Evidence based practice including collaboration with the Joanna Briggs Institute.
  • Supporting/ training therapists from other organisations wanting to further develop their skills in a specific clinical area (e.g. rural therapists, hand splinting training workshops).
  • Staff participation and provision of student tutorials and workshops for tertiary Occupational Therapy students
  • Burn Education
    • involvement in Burn Unit outreach education
    • Photographic scar progression education manual.
  • Supporting spinal cord injury management in rural areas - e.g. Mount Gambier clinic.

Patient Information and forms

For further information, please phone +61 82224980 or email us at rahocctherapy@mail.rah.sa.gov.au