What I Offer
When people cannot participate effectively in activities of daily living, such as getting dressed, climbing stairs, making a meal, going shopping or to work, an Occupational Therapist has the ideal skill mix to work with that person in improving their functional capacity and therefore quality of life. I can help you as an individual to develop or recover daily living and work skills, either through the use of purposeful activity or by using equipment and adaptations.
As an OT (Occupational Therapist) I will look at identifying and assessing your strengths, priorities and difficulties. This may, for example, include assessing physical ability to carry out certain tasks, whilst observing cognitive processes and emotional responses to the task. I may then look at what items you may need to carry out the assessed activity, for example furniture or clothes, and look at the environment, for example the layout of the home or work. Next maybe the option of additional support required. The final stage is to review which activities you would like to be able to perform more easily and whether the recommendations are working for you.
Independent OT Assessments
OT Solutions specialises in providing private OT assessments for any individual or group, helping those with a disability to work and live as independently as possible. Whether you’re finding certain tasks a bit more difficult as you get older, you have a disability yourself or you know or care for someone in this situation, I can help.
As an OT, I aim to maximise an individual’s quality of life and achieve optimal levels of functional independence wherever possible. This may include supporting carers, families and colleagues to assist you in achieving and maintaining your goals.
Included within a private OT assessment is;
- Initial Assessment
- Guidance on suitable and options of equipment
- Facilitation of minor and major works with trusted suppliers
- Rehabilitation Programme
- Goal setting
I offer individualised, evidence-based rehabilitation interventions to educate you and facilitate your recovery from fatigue. I address the impact that fatigue including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME and Fibromyalgia can impact you physically, cognitively and emotionally. With an emphasis on self-management, you will be taught techniques and strategies to manage and reduce your specific symptoms. These will include pacing, activity management, graded activity and learning how to conduct purposeful rest. I cannot diagnose CFS/ME or Fibromyalgia but can advise and offer intervention to manage your symptoms of fatigue and pain. The intervention is delivered individually and can be face to face, Skype or telephone and the duration of the intervention can vary as is tailored to your needs and ability on the day. The following is included;
- Initial assessment
- Using shared decision making approach to educate you about fatigue and why you are experiencing a wide variety of symptoms.
- Support in returning to work including preparing recommendations and meeting with employers
- Support to carers, family, tutors and work colleagues to assist you in achieving the optimum recovery.
If you are an organisation, charity or GP practice and you are interested in a bespoke training/ education session on any of the following please get in touch.
- Managing fatigue
- Managing stress
- Unable to sleep?
- Techniques and strategies to relax
- Mindfulness practice
- Why you need an Occupational Therapist working in your business.