Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy sessions vary dramatically in Neuro-rehabilitation, as treatment is dependent on how the individual presents and what they wish to achieve.  Most common treatments include:

  • Increasing independence in activities of daily living, for example washing and dressing, cooking, shopping, driving and using public transport.

  • Exploration of life roles to enhance quality of life.

  • Upper limb assessment and treatment programmes - including GRASP programme and constraint induced movement therapy.

  • Assessments of cognition (including memory, planning, organisation and processing skills) and perception (visual and spatial awareness) and development of cognitive rehabilitation    programmes.

  • Support in embedding cognitive strategies into every day life.

  • Brain injury education

  • Fatigue management

  • Falls prevention advice

  • Work placement visits

  • Environmental assessments and recommendations for equipment and minor adaptations

  • Signposting to other services for support and advice including seating specialists, driving test centres and disability employment advisors.

Alternatively, Occupational Therapy can consist of a "one off" assessment of an individuals mobility and functional transfers around their home environment.