Occupational therapy is part of the multi-disciplinary team of clinicians
Occupational therapy helps people to carry out the tasks that are necessary to be as independent as possible. These are activities such as preparing a meal, getting dressed or taking part in leisure activities.
Occupational therapists work with individual patients, and their families, to assess existing abilities and determine appropriate interventions and management strategies to maximise their potential.
Occupational therapists can use support and methods to find alternative ways of doing the activities which are more difficult because of the challenges of illness or disability.
“She’s no longer a visitor in her own home; she is Jaxx again.”
– Jaxx’s mum. With the help of occupational therapy, Jaxx regained many of the abilities she had lost following a road accident.