Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapists (OTs) help people of all ages to improve their ability to perform tasks in their daily living and working environments. They work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, socially or emotionally disabling. They also help them to develop, recover, or maintain daily living and work skills.

 

Occupational therapists help clients not only to improve their basic motor functions and reasoning abilities, but also to compensate for permanent loss of function. Occupational therapists assist clients in performing activities of all types, ranging from using a computer to caring for daily needs such as dressing, cooking, and eating.

 

Physical exercises may be used to increase strength and dexterity, while other activities may be chosen to improve visual acuity and the ability to discern patterns. For example, a client with short-term memory loss might be encouraged to make lists to aid recall, and a person with coordination problems might be assigned exercises to improve hand-eye coordination.

 

Occupational therapists also use computer programs to help clients improve decision-making, abstract-reasoning, problem solving, and perceptual skills, as well as memory, sequencing, and coordination —- all of which are important for independent living.

 

Occupational therapists are often skilled in psychological strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and may use cognitive therapy especially when introducing people to new strategies for carrying out daily activities such as activity pacing or using effective communication strategies.

Consultant

Jennie Alexander - Specialist Occupational Therapist

 

My Occupational Therapy service can help you to achieve things that you want to do, or need to do.

 

Imagine having someone who can advise or guide you to manage your health, disability or day to day problems in a way that puts you at the centre of everything we do.

 

- Occupational Therapy assessments and treatments

- Stress Management

- Personalised relaxation services

- Pain Management

- Advice and information

 

Whether you are an individual experiencing chronic pain, an employer experiencing work stress or a care home needing advice, I could be the person you need to speak to.

 

Whatever help you require, please feel free to contact me.

 

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