Occupational Therapy for Premenstrual Syndrome

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

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 premenstrual syndrome?

Occupational therapy can benefit people with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in several ways:

1. Stress management: Occupational therapists can help individuals learn stress management techniques, such as deep breathing exercises, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. This can be particularly useful for women with PMS, as stress is known to worsen premenstrual symptoms.

2. Lifestyle modifications: Occupational therapists can assist individuals in making necessary lifestyle modifications to alleviate PMS symptoms. They can help individuals develop healthy habits, such as regular exercise, improved sleep patterns, and a balanced diet, which can reduce the severity of PMS symptoms.

3. Time management: Women with PMS often struggle with productivity and completing daily tasks due to the physical and emotional symptoms they experience. Occupational therapists can help individuals develop effective time-management strategies and routines to maximize their productivity during the times they feel better, thus reducing stress and enhancing overall well-being.

4. Coping mechanisms: Occupational therapists can teach individuals coping mechanisms to manage the emotional and physical symptoms of PMS. This may include learning techniques to address irritability, mood swings, and anxiety. Techniques like journaling, engaging in creative activities, or participating in support groups can also be helpful in managing these symptoms.

5. Self-care strategies: Occupational therapists can help individuals prioritize self-care activities that promote well-being and symptom management. They can guide individuals in identifying self-soothing techniques, relaxation exercises, and other self-care practices that specifically address PMS symptoms.

Overall, occupational therapy aims to enhance a person’s overall quality of life by addressing the physical, emotional, and functional aspects of PMS. Working with an occupational therapist can provide individuals with personalized strategies and tools to better manage their symptoms, improve daily functioning, and promote well-being during the premenstrual phase.

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 premenstrual syndrome. Read more about our therapists here.

Assessments for premenstrual syndrome

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 premenstrual syndrome 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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