Occupational Therapy (OT) enables individuals to take part in activities of daily living that they need or want to do.
OT’s and OT Assistants achieve this by assessing how the individual carries out their chosen activities.
The main aim of OT is to work with people of all ages and their carers to overcome the difficulties they have as a result of illness, disability and barriers in their environment.
OT’s use purposeful activity to help support independent function.
OT’s are high level problem solvers and help individuals to remain as independent as possible.
OT’s are key to planning safe and timely discharge from hospital and work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team, such as: