Neuro Occupational Therapy
Most of us take for granted those everyday activities such as getting dressed, cooking, cleaning or caring for children. But if you have been affected by head injury, or stroke or any of the other conditions we treat, chances are you may have difficulty with those same tasks which were once so easy. That is where our occupational therapists come in.
The role of an occupational therapist is to make your life easier and help you to do the things that you want to do! They can advise you about everyday activities such as cooking, cleaning or bathing. Or you might want advice and assistance with more specialist activities such as travelling, caring for children or coping in the workplace.
It may be that you need specialist equipment to assist you with these tasks. This could be as simple as a ramp for a wheelchair or a handrail for the stairs. Or maybe more specialist equipment such as a stair lift will be required. Whatever your needs, our occupational therapists can advise you about the correct equipment and how to get the maximum benefit from it.
The process will start with an assessment of your needs. Your therapist will then discuss with you what it is that you want to achieve and the best way to work towards this. By engaging with you at all times your therapist can ensure that your personal goals are right at the heart of the treatment plan. Wherever possible we also like to involve your friends or family members as our experience shows that their support is crucial if you are to successfully achieve your goals.
Once it is agreed by all parties then your therapist will advise and assist you in working through the plan. This will usually take place in your home but it may be that specific advice is necessary in your workplace. Your therapist will adopt a combination of strategies and techniques to ensure that everything possible is done to help you to reach your goals and achieve optimal rehabilitation.