The role of an Occupational Therapist is to enable people to perform those daily occupations they find useful or meaningful in their environment. So as a starting point, we need to assess the impact of your injury or illness on your level of function and independence and then determine how we can best help you improve your quality of life.
What we discover during this assessment will inform the level of involvement from the therapist or treating multi-disciplinary team.
Through an interview, we’ll assess all areas of function, providing a report that recommends one of the following therapy options:
(1) Self-care with support and open access
Supported Self- Management – where clients are given the information about self- management support programs, the signs and symptoms to look out for and methods for managing these symptoms should they notice any. It entails clients (with their carers and families) becoming active and effective partners in their own rehabilitation programme.
(2) Shared care
Shared Care – where clients continue to have face-to-face, phone or email contact with the therapist as part of continuing follow up. This would be to meet individual rehabilitation needs as a result of assessment or treatment outcomes that conclude it is inappropriate to self-manage at this time.
(3) Complex rehabilitation
Complex rehabilitation – where clients require specialist intensive ongoing rehabilitation from therapists to manage their diagnosis and/or other conditions arising as a consequence of a Neurological condition that may or may not of occurred as a result of Trauma, Cancer, Stroke or Congenital diagnosis.
What to expect from us
We recognise that each of our clients therapy needs will vary depending on their age, diagnosis and goals. As such, all our therapy packages are completely bespoke. All our plans include:-
- A personalised goal focused rehabilitation plan along with treatment to address the persons individual needs, including interval summary reports for both the client and those involved in their care.
- Support and information that instils confidence and empowers our clients to self-manage, where appropriate.
- Information and education via individual or group sessions and delivered electronically or with direct contact with our clients, and may include information on:
- Long term cognitive effects of their condition
- Accessing self-help / support groups
- Employment / education
- Welfare / benefits advice
- Help for carers