About occupational therapy at DCHS
Our occupational therapists (OTs) work directly with our nurses, out-patient physiotherapists, the musculoskeletal team, podiatry and a variety of other disciplines and agencies to provide a comprehensive range of services for our patients. They work in a number of different settings including wards, clinics, care homes and in patients' homes.
Occupational therapists identify the problem areas that patients may have in their everyday lives and help them to work out practical solutions to regain or improve their independence and wellbeing within the home, work and social life.
Our therapists are all registered with the Health Professions Council and receive ongoing support and development to ensure that we offer a safe, effective and high quality service.
What do our occupational therapists offer?
- Assessments of daily living
- Diagnosis of therapy/ treatments
- Rehabilitation programmes (eg. upper limb rehabilitation, splinting, vocational/ workplace rehabilitation)
- Advice and education (eg. lifestyle management approaches including; pacing, task analysis, activity modification, joint protection, energy conservation, relaxation, equipment assessment/ provision, self management skills).
Our services are available for adults of any age with musculoskeletal (ie. injury, damage or disorder of the joints or other tissues eg. bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves), rheumatological and orthapaedic conditions. Our OTs also work with clients in our Learning Disability Service.