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.
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.
Following a car accident and resulting leg injuries, Wendy found simple household tasks challenging. Here we explore how Wendy and her OT undertook a functional OT assessment of her abilities, and found real-world solutions to help her increase her independence.
In this case study Lucas has sustained an head injury resulting in multiple impairments including cognitive and some physical difficulties. Here we can see how an OT can help with neuro rehabilitation using a goal centred approach.
Jack experienced a brain injury at birth, resulting in complex physical and cognitive disabilities including wheelchair dependence. This case study highlights how an OT assessed his needs then trained his parents on correct moving and posture for Jack.
In this case study we learn how structure and routine combined with anxiety and fatigue management techniques can support the transition back to work following accident or illness.
In this case study we meet George and his family, an OT Practice client that needed home modifications after discharge from a rehabilitation setting. Caroline Pomeroy analyses the collaboration between statutory and private therapists with respect to the solutions that were implemented for George and his family.
This case study follows the progress of Phil who experienced an extensive hand injury at work. It highlights the emotional, physical and practical consequences a client may experience when faced with hand trauma.
This case study tells the story of Hannah, one of our clients at The OT Practice. Referred by her case manager, Hannah and her OT worked together to ensure that assistive technology was used practically and appropriately to achieve her goals of independence. Hannah has kindly agreed to allow us to share her story