Vicki Abraham started out as a sole practitioner in 2000 as she was extremely passionate to help others and ensure that they were able to continue to live their life to their fullest potential. After studying to become an occupational therapist (OT), Vicki worked within the hospital setting that provided her with the opportunity to meet a variety of people and learn how the health system worked in Australia. During this time Vicki saw a huge need for additional community based OT support with people living in their home environments often facing minimum six months waitlists for OT services. With this in mind she began working as a private occupational therapist treating people within their home environments, ensuring that they did not have a lengthy wait. As this need increased over time so did the type and level of service provided. The structure of the business changed over time and Vicki moved from sole practitioner to running a comprehensive occupational therapy practice providing specialised therapy services that address each individual’s needs. The OTs visit each client in their own home environment and provide holistic assessment, client goal directed therapy and assistance/advocacy to ensure clients have essential supports in place to maximise independence and quality of life.
Vicki’s vision has always been to continually evaluate community needs and for the Abraham OT Services Pty Ltd (AOTS) practice to provide timely and evidence based OT services. After much research within the rehabilitation field, AOTS established an evidence based clinic specialising in Upper Limb Rehabilitation, so that clients who are unable to use, or have limited use of their arm have the opportunity to regain movement in order to incorporate this arm into their daily occupations (daily living activities). The therapies provided aim to enhance client’s independence, wellbeing and quality of life.
COMMUNITY – The community OT visits each client in their own environment in order to assess the entire situation and ensure that there is suitable assistance and supports in place. Each session is personalised to suit the individual and their needs. Workplace assessments can also be conducted through this service. AOTS services all suburbs throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria.
CLINIC – The clinic focuses on upper limb rehabilitation using traditional therapy techniques as well as computer based therapy and Constraint Induced Therapy. Each client’s program is designed according to their goals and functional needs. At the clinic we are also able to provide sports rehabilitation treatment for lower limb injuries and regeneration for quicker recovery using the technology of Vacusports. This clinic is based in Moorabbin.
AOTS has a number of OTs on staff, all of whom are AHPRA registered. Each OT has had extensive experience within the OT field and they have varied specialities (please see Our Staff page). This enables a variety of services to be provided, enabling each session to be specialised in order to address each individual’s needs. For more details please see our Services page.
AOTS staff work closely with each client’s treatment team in order to ensure that they are provided with the best care possible.