0427 555 775 fran@gwsot.com.au

GWSOT offers Occupational Therapy services to adults with a range of conditions and disabilities

Greater Western Sydney Occupational Therapy (GWSOT) is an occupational therapy (OT) practice covering 13 Local Government Areas in NSW. Our area includes Western Sydney, South West Sydney, North West Sydney, and the Blue Mountains.

GWSOT works in partnership with individuals and their families to achieve a person’s functional goals, and to support emotional wellbeing using an ‘occupational performance’ approach. This takes into consideration all aspects of a person’s life including home, work, school and when participating in social or leisure activities.

NDIS & Occupational Therapy

The National Disability Insurance Scheme provides reasonable and necessary funding to people under 65 with a permanent and significant disability to access the supports and services they need to live and enjoy their life. Occupational Therapy is usually funded in a person’s NDIS Plan under ‘Capacity Building / Improved Daily Living Skills’. At this time GWSOT can only work with NDIS clients who are plan-managed or self-managed.

Frances Tinsley

MSc, DipOT (London)

Registered Occupational Therapist

Frances Tinsley is the Principal Occupational Therapist at GWSOT. She is available to work with adults with physical, cognitive, and intellectual disability at home, or within other community settings.

Over the last 30 years, Frances has delivered occupational therapy services to people across all age groups, with a range of disabilities. Frances has also managed multi-disciplinary teams and supervised occupational therapists working in hospitals, local health districts, and non-government organisations. Frances was employed as a Community Health Service OT in London for 11 years, before making Sydney her home in 2001.

Functional Assessment

Holistic assessment and observation of a person’s physical and cognitive abilities in activities of daily life, such as showering, dressing, and meal preparation. Standardised assessments may be undertaken, and reports provided.

Skills Development & Training

Daily living skills training offered in partnership with families, and/or paid carers. We can address any safety concerns and work towards full or supported independence at home or in the community.

Assistive Technology

Equipment recommendations and solutions for people with limitations to improve or maintain function, including adaptive technology for those with low vision. GWSOT offers specialised assessment of mobility and seating and can complete NDIS General Assistive Technology Assessment Reports, as required.

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land which Greater Western Sydney Occupational Therapy covers. We acknowledge that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were the first peoples of Australia and recognise their continuous and ongoing relationship with this land. GWSOT pays our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Contact & Enquiries

M: 0427 555 775
E: fran@gwsot.com.au
A: PO Box 9, Glenbrook,
NSW 2773
ABN: 76 474 937 921

M: 0427 555 775 | E: fran@gwsot.com.au | A: PO Box 9, Glenbrook, NSW 2773 | ABN: 76 474 937 921