What is Occupational Therapy?

  • The assesment and treatment of people, with any injury , illness or disability.
  • The therapy is for all ages from newborn until old age.
  • The therapies forcuses on improving use of the limbs and body for all areas of ones life including self care, household chores, school, work, leisure and sports.
  • is functional therapy and helps an individual become more independent in their daily life activities.
  • The purpose is to help individuals improve their quality of life.
  • The following services are provided:
  • Hand rehabilitation of adults and children such brachial plexus injury, peripheral nerve injury, tendon injury, fractures, burns, amputations of UL and LL, joint replacement, arthritis.
  • Paediatric conditions:cerebral palsy,birth abnormalities, neonatal & premature birth developmental delays.
  • constraction of pressure garments.
  • splinting for injuries and sport injuries.
  • Plastic and scar management.
  • ordering of assistive devices and other aids for bathing, toileting, etc.
  • caregiver training for family and patients.
  • cognitive rehabilitation following brain trauma.
  • Vocational & functional assesments & work reintegration.

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