Remaining active can have a positive effect on our mood and how we feel about ourselves. Occupational therapy can support individuals with life limiting health conditions to continue to lead productive and enjoyable lives improving the quality of life.
Occupational Therapists (OT's) work with individuals to enable them to maintain, or regain their independence, with those every day activities that are most important to the individual. They can also support individuals to achieve life balance by assisting them to remain active with work, leisure and social activities.
OT's assist individuals by empowering them to overcome environmental, physical and psychological health barriers to independence and well-being. These may be practical solutions such as assessing and providing equipment and aids, providing advice and techniques on managing symptoms such as fatigue or through overcoming fear and anxiety.
We offer a range of activities each day that aim to support pateint's well-being. Engaging in activities can bring meaning to lives by improving motivation, self-esteem and general well-being.
Diversional activities provide a means to develop ways to adapt and cope with declining physical abilities and psychological concerns through working with our hands, bodies and minds. They can also give us a sense of purpose and achievement during challenging times by learning or rediscovering past interests and providing opportunities for peer support.
Types of activities we provide are:
- Listening to music
Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy, which is a natural method of balancing mind, body and spirit. Application of essential plant oils via massage enhances health and promotes a feeling of well being.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy, based on the theory that different points in the feet correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically to promote better well being for their clients.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It treats the whole person including the body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feeling of peace, security and well being.