Occupational therapy for adults, online Australia-wide

Umbo provides occupational therapy online, via videolink. It’s an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

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What is Umbo?

18 months. That’s how long some people in Australia — particularly those in regional or rural areas — must wait to receive quality speech and occupational therapy. 

At Umbo, we aim to start you on our clinical intake process within 1 week of receiving your request for therapy.

Our trained therapists deliver highly effective speech and occupational therapy to anywhere in Australia online, via videolink.

Umbo is social enterprise and a registered NDIS provider. We also cater to private clients.


How does Umbo work?


Do you need occupational therapy? Contact us for a free consultation and we’ll point you in the right direction.


We’ll discuss your therapy needs, and how we can best help you get connected to occupational therapy online.


Get connected to an occupational therapist online. We aim to get you started on our clinical intake process in under 1 week.


We work around your needs and schedules to deliver the best outcomes. This could involve our therapists delivering short sessions with a key worker, or being available outside of consultations via phone or text. 

Who can use Umbo?

Umbo helps adults with disabilities and medical conditions across Australia access vital therapy services online. We’ll quickly connect you with some of Australia’s best occupational therapists who have experience with adults. 
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NDIS providers and support coordinators
Umbo can help find a reliable occupational therapist for your client. Make a referral and we’ll connect you to the right clinician.
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Educational institutions
Teachers are often the first people to notice a student is struggling. Educational institutions can use Umbo to refer a student and help them find the online therapy services they need.
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I heart NDIS

We are a registered NDIS provider and we also cater for private clients

Meet some of our therapists


Jess Smith
Speech Pathologist

Jessica has 20 years experience working with children who have speech, language, fluency and feeding issues. She is passionate about developing and using Australian-specific therapy materials.


Poorani Balasundaram
Occupational Therapist

For more than 5 years, Poorani has lived and experienced life in rural Australia, working as an Occupational Therapist in various rural locations in Victoria and New South Wales.


Sarah Wolfel
Occupational Therapist

Sarah has been working as an Occupational Therapist for 13 years in both Darwin and Adelaide, and has experience working with children of all ages with a variety of disabilities and learning difficulties.


Kizzy Searle
Speech Pathologist

Kizzy is a speech pathologist who has worked in many different environments, from schools and preschools, to homes and recreation centres.

The Umbo Difference

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person receiving therapy leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic. 

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.


What can occupational therapy help with?

Occupational therapy can help people with activities that they do in their everyday life. This includes helping people who have difficulty with:

  • Getting dressed, washing and going to the toilet
  • Concentrating on a task
  • Moving their body how they want to
  • Using hands, including writing, drawing and cutting
  • Mobilising and travelling safely
  • Planning and carrying out chores or jobs
  • Understanding how to count money and create a budget
  • Understanding how to deal with different sights/sounds/textures
  • Managing emotions in appropriate ways

Unsure what you need?

No problem, just send us an inquiry explaining the difficulties that you/your child/your family member is having and we can let you know whether an occupational therapist or other kind of professional would be most appropriate. It’s better to ask and get a clear answer!

“Being introduced to Umbo was a lifesaver”

Sarah, Central West NSW

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