What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy provides practical support to people with physical and mental illness, disability, long term condition, or those experiencing the effects of ageing, to do the things they need or want to do. It enables people of all ages to carry out practical and purposeful activities (often referred to as ‘occupation’). This could be essential day to day tasks – such as dressing, cooking, going shopping, to the things that make us who we are – our job, interests, hobbies and relationships.
Occupational therapy considers all our needs – e.g. physical, psychological, social and environmental – and helps to increase people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.
Occupational Therapy with Organisations
We work closely with a range of different types of organisation, including residential and nursing homes, housing associations and charities. We provide advice on equipment and activity programs, assessment for home adaptations (for example level access showers and stair lifts) and workplace assessments/return to work assessments for employees. We currently provide a an Occupational Therapy Service to Magna Housing Group, assessing customers for home adaptations.
Please call us for an informal discussion about your organisations needs: 01202 771336
Occupational Therapy with Individuals
Occupational therapists are skilled professionals who find solutions to everyday problems. For example an occupational therapist can advise you on approaching a task differently, using equipment or aids, adapting your home or working environment, and finding strategies to reach your chosen goals.
An occupational therapist will work with you to achieve the things that are important to you. This support can make a real difference to your life – giving you a renewed sense of purpose, opening up new horizons, and changing the way you feel about the future.
Occupational therapy empowers people to reach their full potential, achieve their goals, and enjoy life to the full. For example: An occupational therapist can help someone affected by a stroke to:
- Learn or regain the skills to dress the affected side of their body;
- Balance, move or hold objects and get in and out of bed;
- Set goals to address a drop in confidence or feelings of anxiety;
- Use adaptations and aids to increase mobility around the house;
- Plan a phased return to work.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Work based assessments
- Home equipment and adaptation
- Immediate needs assessments
- Neurological Rehabilitation
- Ergonomic assessments
- Hand therapy
Please call us for an informal discussion about your needs: 01202 771336