Occupational Therapy

How Occupational Therapy Assists in Your Recovery

Occupational Therapy plays a pivotal role in rehabilitation following any injury or change in function, both from a recovery aspect and in the way you interact with your environment.  With extensive knowledge and experience in cognition and function, occupational therapists work with you to maximise your recovery and work towards achieving your goals. During the rehabilitation process, we will analyse and identify what specific factors and/or cognitive domains are limiting your independence and target these to maximise your independence.

While working with an occupational therapist, you can expect that your therapy and recommendations will be unique to you as well as based on up to date and relevant research that is tailored to meet your rehabilitation needs. If you’re not sure, you can always get in touch with one of our therapists to discuss whether Occupational Therapy is suitable for you.

Once you are referred to an occupational therapist, you can expect your rehabilitation plan to be as follows;

Initial consultation
Your initial consultation will include discussion about your injury, symptoms, what you want to achieve and how we will work together to help you achieve your goals

Assessment
An initial cognitive and/or functional assessment will be carried out to determine where your difficulties lie after your accident. This is tailored to you depending on your accident and injury, and what assessment/s you may have already had in hospital.

Therapy plan
If you decide we are the therapists for you we will work with you to formulate a therapy plan to help you achieve your goals which can include cognitive rehabilitation, functional re training, equipment/wheelchair provision, home alterations and many more tailored interventions to help you achieve your goals

Therapy sessions

Based on the goals and therapy plan we set together, we will work with you on a regular basis to provide 1:1 therapy that works towards those outcomes. We will include your family and friends to maximize your recovery potential.

At Optimal Living Therapy, our occupational therapists are committed to working with you to set and achieve your goals. We provide rehabilitation services for those wanting to connect, learn and progress with confidence – regardless of ability.

Our rehabilitation process is unique in a few different ways. We set goals with a purpose and understand the incentive behind them. This helps equip us and you with the motivation to follow through. We celebrate every achievement, so you feel confident in yourself and your progress. We focus on your abilities and strengths because we know that’s what will make you achieve your goals. We also create a comfortable pace that challenges growth.

If you’d like to get in contact with us to discuss your rehabilitation needs, you can do so here.

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