About The Potential Ability Group

History



The Potential Ability Group was created when sister practices Country Occupational Therapy Services (established in 2010) and Evolving Potential (established 2014), merged in 2018. By combining two successful Occupational Therapy models we can continue to offer guidance, assistance, and treatment to clients of all ages, together with their support networks and organisations within our community.

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Collectively owned by partners; Laura and Julie who as Occupational Therapist’s themselves are passionate about providing caring and inclusive Occupational Therapy services with equal opportunity for people who reside in both metropolitan and regional areas.


What We Do



The Potential Ability Group provides Occupational Therapy services across the lifespan. Our services include supporting children, young adults and anyone accessing the NDIS, through to clients over the age of 65 as well as younger clients accessing Department of Veterans Affairs or Lifetime Support Authority funding - enabling for our clients’ the freedom of independent, dignified, and sustainable living and endeavours to support a positive quality of life.

We do this by focusing on what our clients need, and/or want to do in their everyday lives. There are many benefits to Occupational Therapy, and this looks different depending on the individual, but can be as humble as tying a shoelace, exploring new foods, living safely at home, or being positively and productively involved in learning or the community environment.

We conduct Occupational Therapy sessions for clients at school, home, or other therapeutically beneficial locations as we believe it is important that our therapists can observe clients in their own environment and better understand the challenges that they are facing. It also allows the therapist to plan sessions with the available tools and spaces in mind.

For a fuller picture of the options available for you, you can review our full list of services and the variety of potential funding supports.

We are 'committed to supporting ability' by encouraging participation with meaningful activities and truly believe that all our clients have the potential to ‘do’ and achieve their goals. We aim to provide a high quality, well informed, efficient, community-based therapy service – this means our friendly team of therapist’s travel to you and complete assessments, support and/or therapy within the context of your life, no sitting about in waiting rooms or travelling long distances for appointments.

We support local communities, not only through expanding the quality health services available, but by supporting local organisations, teams, and businesses. Please get in touch if you have an innovative suggestion on how we can work together on a community project.


Get Started


Our services can be funded through health funds, Medicare, DVA, insurance claims (including NDIS) or privately. Please complete our online referral form or contact us to complete a referral over the phone. Please note that the referral form can be completed by either a client, caregiver, health professional or educator with permission from the client/caregiver.


Person-Centred Approach



The Potential Ability Group is committed to a Person-Centred approach in delivering supports to clients. This means we will:


  • Place clients at the centre of all planning and support processes;
  • Recognise the uniqueness of each client;
  • Respect the identity of each client;
  • Always focus on the strengths, contributions, and abilities of each client in all our interactions with them and their chosen supporters;
  • Recognise their chosen supporters as partners;
  • Work with chosen supporters to maximise personal connection, social participation, personal decision making and independence;
  • Ensure each client’s right to practice their culture, values and beliefs while accessing supports are facilitated and respected.

We acknowledge the rights to self-determination, dignity, and respect for all people with a disability, not only our clients.

We Believe In



  • The right of people to make choices in their own lives;
  • The right of people to expect dignity, respect, privacy and confidentiality;
  • The right of people to be valued as individuals;
  • The right of people to access services on a non-discriminatory basis;
  • The right of the community to have an accountable and responsive service.

AHPRA Registered


All of our Occupational Therapists are AHPRA registered and fully qualified. We allocate OT’s not only based on location, but also based on individual needs and which OT’s expertise, experience and skill set best suit these needs.


Service Locations


Our team is dedicated to providing sustainable services to both metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia, and currently service Southern Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills, Murray Mallee Coorong, Riverland, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island regions.