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What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is a service for people with physical, mental health, emotional, psychological or developmental impairments, which aims to promote independence through the use of holistic assessments.

Who can benefit from Occupational Therapy?

Anyone who is suffering from an illness or injury that has impacted on their ability to be independent with everyday activities. Occupational Therapists treat people of all ages and conditions.

What Conditions can be treated?

Occupational Therapists can treat all physical or mental health conditions.

What can I expect from my treatment?

The treatment begins with an initial assessment which leads to an agreed set of goals and a treatment plan. Occupational Therapists complete holistic assessments and so consider all aspects of your life during the assessment and how these have been affected. This treatment plan would be continually monitored and reviewed and adjusted if needed.

How long would my treatment last?

There is no set number of treatment sessions and this would vary greatly between individuals. Following your initial assessment and setting up of your treatment plan an indication is given as to the anticipated length of treatment.

How do I know if my Occupational Therapist is fully qualified?

All of our Occupational Therapists are state registered with the Health Professional Council and are members of the British Association of Occupational Therapists. In addition they undertake many hours of continuing professional development each year.

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