The last decade has seen some exciting advances in neurological occupational therapy practice. Focusing on two approaches to upper-limb rehabilitation, find out more about Mirror Therapy and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy and the significant benefits to clients.
Fatigue is something that is part of most of our client’s rehabilitation journeys. OT's work with clients to break down tasks & build strategic rehabilitation programmes whilst managing the need for rest & recuperation allowing clients to realise their goals & stretch their capabilities.
Four million people develop mental health problems after a long term physical disability. A holistic approach encompassing both physical & mental health is an essential ingredient in client led rehabilitation. This article explores their important relationship & the impact on therapeutic success.
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.
This guide has been written for professionals commissioning training services from one of our OT’s. The author, Louise, explains the different styles of training that occupational therapists can offer and how we tailor each programme to meet the client’s individual circumstances.
What is Functional Rehabilitation? In this guide, Rachael explains how a functional OT assessment, learning about a client's personal goals, and a realistic treatment plan, can help a client achieve their optimum level of participation in daily activities.
This guide has been put together to assist Case Managers understand the services an occupational therapist with a neurology specialism can offer a person with neurological impairments.
A selection of the most commonly asked questions by Case Managers about Occupational Therapy Neurological rehabilitation.
This Case Manager guide explores moving & handling assessments, the impacts of poor techniques and what to expect from a risk assessment and handling management plan.
In this professionals guide Anthony Yuill explains the fundamental principles that underpin vocational rehabilitation intervention. He explores potential solutions to ensure that clients can remain at, or return to, meaningful employment following a progressive diagnosis or traumatic injury.
In our professionals guide to Housing, Caroline Pomeroy provides her expertise and experience of adapting existing properties to ensure they meet clients and their families current and long term housing needs as well as advice on what to look for if sourcing a property to adapt.
What can OT help with? What qualifications should they have? How do I know if the report is of a high standard? These are all questions that case managers are faced with when occupational therapy is needed by their client. Victoria has provided an expert insight using her OT and case management background into these common questions.
Helen Griffiths explains when a hand therapist referral might be appropriate and the process that they would go through. Clarifying when a hand therapist can help, she explains how advancing technologies have made splint provision easier in the community.
In this article we explore the clinical governance, uses and benefits of assistive technology. A widely used term but what does it actually mean and how can it be used to benefit your clients?