Occupational therapy helps people of all ages who have physical, sensory, or cognitive problems, helping them regain independence in all areas of their lives. To achieve this our occupational therapists use everyday activities, exercises, and other therapies.
Central to the purpose of occupational therapy is adapting a person’s environment so that it better suits them and the things they want and need to do.
Home visits and rehabilitation:
Helping clients regain or enhance their daily lives after specific events such as hip replacement or stroke is an important part of an occupational therapist’s job. They can assess and modify a clients’ home and community environments to improve their safety and independence.
Our occupational therapists implement treatment programs according to the individual needs of each of our clients, to achieve goals, teach techniques, and provide aids to improve personal independence in relation to physical function, personal care, leisure, domestic, community, and vocational status. This often involves performing home assessments, making recommendations and follow up minor and major home modifications.
Occupational therapists provide specialist interventions in various health conditions including surgery, after a long hospital stay and acute mental health. They assess needs and monitor your function and progress to ensure a safe discharge from hospital to home. This will include looking at what equipment you may need to assist your transition home and assessing your ability to complete daily living tasks such as showering and dressing.
Occupational therapy helps people with the day-to-day activities that give their life meaning, from self-care to leisure to work. At Move Better for Life we partner with you through the process and focus on developing self-management techniques that reflect your lifestyle.