OT Sports & Services is currently a ‘straight to treatment’ service.

What this means is we work collaboratively with the occupational therapist you are already working with or who has assessed you/your child to determine your suitability for our services and to develop goals to work towards during our programs.

Sense Rugby

Sense Rugby was founded in October 2015 by Paediatric Occupational Therapist, Carlien Parahi and Australian Rugby Sevens Olympian, Jesse Parahi. The program has been running in the Upper Hunter since October 2017.

Sense Rugby is a rugby based Occupational Therapy program designed to help kids who usually find it difficult to be part of a sports team. There are many reasons why kids may struggle to find success and enjoyment in sport. We are here to help you get to the bottom of it and send them on their way to success.

Some of the goals families have when they join a Sense Rugby program include for their kids to:

  • Have fun!
  • Develop their confidence and self-esteem
  • Find a regular activity that can be their own
  • Learn a new skill that gives them a great community to belong to for life
  • Find a way to get the movement they seek in an appropriate environment
  • Make friends
  • Learn how to follow instructions, wait their turn and be part of a group
  • Learn how to manage their emotions
  • Improve their ability to self-regulate
  • ..and many more!
sense rugby

Sense Rugby has a few key values that help us help kids. We always have an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist that works with trained rugby players to help the kids to achieve success. We utilise a child’s strengths and their motivation to help them to participate and we focus on creating a positive successful social experience first and foremost.

We’d love for your family to join our community and become part of the team!

Watch this space! Upcoming new programs!

OT Sports and Services is working hard to provide a new Occupational Therapy Program using Gymnastics! Inspired by the OTs working at Armidale Community Health as well as the OT program run alongside Gymnastic’s Victoria, this new program will aim to work on core body strength, fine motor strength, flexibility as well as confidence in our body and its movements.