What is Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a science degree-based, health and social care profession, regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council. Occupational therapy takes a “whole-person approach” to both mental and physical health and wellbeing and enables individuals to achieve their full potential.” Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT 2020.

Occupational therapy empowers people to regain their lives following injury, accident, illness or hospital admission. While the process can be slow and complex, Occupational Therapists help to overcome the barriers that are preventing you or your loved one from performing activities that previously you may have taken for granted; the hobbies you enjoy and the things that matter to you.  It could be anything, from small tasks such as being able to get out of bed in the morning, showering, deciding on the clothing you want to wear, getting dressed, cooking your favourite meal, going out with your family etc.  It can also relate to working, the normal day to day routine that may seem very simple and straightforward because we do them daily.  Unfortunately, following an injury or illness some people can lose their ability to do these familiar tasks. 

At HT Neuro Rehab, we understand the small steps needed to regain life, the connection with the body being able to function and the multiple interactions required, such as emotion, using mental ability as well as physical ability.   Working across age groups and dealing with a multitude of different diagnoses our team can help overcome barriers, making a real difference.

Our services include helping with a number of conditions including hand and upper limb rehabilitation, brain injury, strokes, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), neurological conditions/rehabilitation, Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness (PDOC), 24 hour postural management, seating, posture and wheelchair assessments, home visits and adaptations, equipment provision and we also cover clinician training in Occupational Therapy.