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Ways Occupational Therapy Assists Participants
Occupational therapists (OTs) work to improve or maintain an individual’s independence and participation in daily activities.
OT’s work with the capacity of the individual as well as looking at any adjustments to be made in the person’s environment or the way the go about tasks to achieve this overarching goal.
OT’s are concerned with the well being of the whole person, and the term ‘occupation’ is used to describe the everyday things the person wants to do. It includes the things they want to do, such involvement in the community and leisure as well as the things then need to do to maintain themselves, their roles and the things they are expected to do. People experiencing the impact of brain injury have much adjustment to make in their lives, accommodating the combination of loss and change in their capacity, whilst pursuing the recovery possible in neuroplasticity and relearning, retraining or compensation through therapy.
Occupational Therapy for Different Purposes
OT’s are well known for their assessment skills, helping identifying capacity of a person across many different aspects of daily living. Through assessment they also help identify barriers to a person’s independence, which may include physical strength, cognitive ability, mood and motivation.
Occupational Therapy intervention moves beyond assessment to helping the person improve their capacity to undertake meaningful tasks in the same or an adapted way. Their focus is to empower the person feel in control of their lives and the things they want to do. OT’s recognise that being able to undertake multiple roles in life such as family contribution, community participation and employment are all vital to the person’s well being and capacity to thrive. OT’s are very good problem solvers because of their broad perspective on the impact of disability.
Occupational Therapy at BISA
Our OT team at BISA holds collectively a wide variety of experience in the delivery of OT services, with a shared interest and specialisation in neurology and brain injury. Specialist skills in the areas of seating, home modifications, splinting, mental health and employment enhance the team’s specialist knowledge in brain injury and its management.
Our OT’s can help with:
- Life skills training
- Ongoing cognitive intervention
- Fatigue management
- ADL / mobility assessments
- Home modifications
- Assistive Technology prescription
- Functional Capacity Assessment
- Home safety assessments