What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy uses meaningful activities (occupations) and routines to promote and maximise independence. A occupational therapist may provide assessment and treatment within the physical, cognitive and psycho-social domains looking at areas such as self care, work and leisure. An occupational therapist works on optimising a persons functional potential and quality of life.
Occupational therapy and neuro-rehabilitation:
Following a brain injury an occupational therapist can work with you to regain fulfilment in previous life roles and daily tasks. These may range from washing your face or using your hemiplegic hand to being able to return to work or your previous hobbies. Following an assessment the occupational therapist will work in conjunction with you, and if appropriate your family, to discuss realistic goals using a practical goal orientated approach to strive to achieve these. A personalised treatment programme is devised which tailors therapy to suit you in the environment which best meets your needs. Occupational therapy can be provided in the clinic setting, in your home or out in the community.
Occupational therapists will use a variety of approaches in your rehabilitation. Approaches may range from looking at equipment to make life easier, visual strategies to help you remember, remedial or functional activities to improve cognitive or physical functioning and education and advice around brain injury.
Occupational therapists are experienced in assessing and treating a wide range of conditions. At OT Partners we are specialised in working with people who have a neurological condition.
For a range of conditions which we can work with to assess or treat please see list below. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list, we would be happy to discuss how our service could assist with other diagnoses – so please do not hesitate to contact us!
- Acquired brain injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head injury
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
- Motor neurone disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal atrophy
- Guillain – Barré Syndrome
- Transverse Myelitis
Please see the list below for the services which we provide.
- Occupational Therapy Initial assessment
- Functional assessment
- Occupational Therapy treatment sessions
- Upper limb assessment
- Upper limb rehabilitation sessions
- Splint fabrication
These services can be provided as a domiciliary service or in the clinic setting. OT Partners cover North London and the surrounding areas. Please contact us for further details.