Occupational therapists are trained to help those from infancy to old age improve their ability to perform and achieve daily tasks that ‘occupy’ their time.
What is an Occupational Therapist?
Interventions and purposeful activities are designed to help those with conditions that may be physically, mentally, developmentally, emotionally or socially disabling. People are helped to recover, develop or maintain daily work or living abilities and skills. This may include improving their ability to fulfil basic functions.
Your occupational therapist will use various assessments and evaluation processes to establish an individual treatment plan to attend fully to your complex therapy needs. This entails careful personalised interventions and purposeful activities designed to support the individual where necessary.
Areas that Occupational Therapy can help:
- Developmental milestones
- Daily living task abilities such as cooking, dressing, eating, mobility
- Dexterity & handwriting
- Executive functioning
- Gross & fine motor skills
- School based evaluations
- Sensory processing
- Pain management