Occupational Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists can support people to learn new skills and find new ways to manage everyday activities.

About Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists (or OTs) help people to be as independent as possible – this may be in their home, at work, while studying, or in the community.

This can mean learning new skills, or finding and implementing new ways of doing everyday activities.

Our services

Help with life skills

We can help identify how a person completes a task in their day-to-day life, and how or why they are finding it difficult. This could include:

  • Getting dressed
  • Learning handwriting
  • Personal care such as showering and grooming
  • Meal preparation and eating

We then help the person learn strategies to lessen any difficulties they are experiencing and allow them to be more independent.

Motor skills programs

Our motor skills programs assess a person’s gross and fine motor skills such as balance, strength, coordination, and endurance.

We then develop a program to help the person improve in any areas that are making daily activities more difficult.

Environmental modification

We look at what factors can be changed in a home or environment to make day-to-day life easier.

Equipment prescription

We can provide an assessment of and prescribe necessary equipment including wheelchairs (manual/electric), shower chairs, commodes, pressure relief devices, specialist beds, and mealtime equipment.

Sensory assessment and therapy

Some people may find it hard to understand or respond to sensory information such as loud noises, bright lights, certain textures, or tastes.

A sensory assessment is when we work to understand how a person interprets and responds to different sensory information. We then provide potential solutions to help them manage these differences, so they can feel calm and settled in their environment.