Occupational Therapy for Endometriosis

We provide occupational therapy online for children, adolescents and adults with endometriosis. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with endometriosis?

Occupational therapy can benefit people with endometriosis in several ways:

1. Pain management: Occupational therapists can teach individuals with endometriosis various pain management techniques such as breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and guided imagery. By learning and practicing these techniques, individuals can better cope with their pain and reduce its impact on daily activities.

2. Energy conservation: Endometriosis can cause fatigue and reduced energy levels. Occupational therapists can help individuals with endometriosis learn how to conserve their energy throughout the day by prioritizing activities, using appropriate body mechanics, and implementing rest periods. This can improve their ability to engage in meaningful activities without exhausting themselves.

3. Activity modification: Occupational therapists can assist individuals with endometriosis in modifying their daily activities to reduce pain and discomfort. This may involve adjusting workstations or home environments to optimize ergonomics, using assistive devices to aid with tasks, or utilizing different movement strategies to minimize strain on the body.

4. Mind-body techniques: Occupational therapists may employ mind-body techniques like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga to help individuals with endometriosis manage stress and improve overall well-being. These techniques can be beneficial for pain reduction, relaxation, and emotional balance.

5. Education and self-management: Occupational therapists can provide education on endometriosis, its impact on daily life, and self-management strategies. They can help individuals understand their condition better, provide resources for managing symptoms, and support them in developing strategies to increase their independence and quality of life.

Overall, occupational therapy offers a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional, and functional challenges faced by individuals with endometriosis, ultimately helping them maintain or regain their independence and participation in meaningful activities.

Services for children, adolescents and adults

We have occupational therapists who work with  children, adolescents and adults, and we have therapists who have experience with endometriosis. Read more about our therapists here.

Assessments for endometriosis

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 

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If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with endometriosis in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

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.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people 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.

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