What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a healthcare profession that focuses on helping individuals develop, regain, or maintain the skills needed for daily living and working. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable individuals to participate in meaningful activities or occupations. These occupations can include self-care activities (such as dressing, grooming, and eating), work or school tasks, and leisure activities.

Occupational therapists (OTs) work with people of all ages who may be experiencing physical, cognitive, developmental, or emotional challenges. The ultimate aim is to help individuals achieve a level of independence that allows them to participate fully in their daily lives. Occupational therapy is often utilized in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, rehabilitation centers, and community-based programs.

How do we work?

We work closely with case managers, families, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive care. Occupational therapy is a client-centered profession, and therapists work collaboratively with individuals to set goals and achieve meaningful outcomes that improve overall well-being and quality of life.

When working with brain injury clients, all our therapists have over five years’ experience and work as part of a team, carrying out joint visits and goals alongside other professionals as well as being able to feedback and speak confidently in MDT meetings.

What Assessments do we offer?

  • Assessment: Occupational therapists assess a person’s abilities and challenges related to various daily activities. This involves considering physical, cognitive, emotional, and environmental factors.
  • Intervention: Based on the assessment, occupational therapists develop individualized intervention plans. These plans may include therapeutic activities, exercises, adaptive equipment, and environmental modifications to address specific goals and improve functional abilities.
  • Adaptive Strategies: Occupational therapists help individuals develop and use adaptive strategies to overcome barriers to participation in daily activities. This may involve teaching alternative techniques or using assistive devices.
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy: In the case of children, occupational therapy often focuses on supporting the development of essential skills for school, play, and social interaction.