Each month we focus on a specialist area of occupational therapy and invite one of our experts within that field to share their knowledge and insights.
There has been a significant growth in the mainstreaming of assistive technology over the last decade which has great advantages to the health care sector. More funding has gone into research and product development of this field, which has meant the selection of products on the market has grown whilst reducing the price of these devices. Find out more on how smart speakers such as Amazon's Alexa can aid clinical practice.
This is the first article in our new series of CPD insights. Read this professional's guide on sensory impairment to learn more about the functional impacts and strategies to avoid clients becoming invisible.
Paediatric occupational therapy is a specialism of the profession where the OT is able to assess and treat the physical, mental and cognitive aspects of a child’s development. They look at the whole child to facilitate and support them and their family to achieve maximum independence and access the opportunities within the world around them.
An OT can support a child that has experienced a spinal injury in all stages of their rehabilitation journey. This guide gives an overview of how Occupational Therapists can provide holistic assessments, treatments and advice to maximise independence and quality of life.
Spinal injuries can lead to a variety of difficulties for children ranging from mobility to respiratory issues. In this FAQ our expert author explores what a spinal injury can involve for a child and their family, and how an Occupational Therapist can assist with rehabilitation programmes.
A road traffic accident left Jane heavily reliant on her husband and children for physical assistance. Following a seating assessment a static chair tailored to Jane's clinical needs was trialled and selected, allowing her to feel more able, independent and comfortable within her home.
In this article Louise describes how she used training as part of her treatment programme with Rob during his rehabilitation following significant orthopaedic trauma. The case study brings to life how training can be an invaluable tool in a the rehabilitation journey.