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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Contact InformationTel: 01 235 5226
How to find usNRH Cedars Building: Level 1
Description of Service

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Occupation is any activity that a person needs to, wants to or is expected to do during the course of their everyday lives. Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people participate in everyday meaningful activities and promotes health and wellbeing, through occupation.

Occupational Therapists (OTs) analyse the physical, mental and social components of an activity, and adapts the activity or the environment to suit the person’s needs.  OT helps a person learn new skills with or without assistance or adaptive aids.

OT programmes are goal-orientated and designed specifically to meet the unique needs of each patient through individual and, or group sessions designed to focus on physical, cognitive and behavioural rehabilitation. Interventions include personal care, home and community skills training, self-management, patient education and family training.

The OT service provides comprehensive services to patients from all clinical rehabilitation programmes at the NRH, namely:

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Stroke Specialty
  • Spinal Cord System of Care
  • Prosthetic Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation (POLAR) Programme
  • Paediatric Family-Centred Programme

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Patient Information

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Occupational Therapy (OT) involves assessment and personalised treatment plans that enable patients to become independent, return home, participate within the community and return to meaningful occupation, for example, in a home, work, college or school setting.

The Occupational Therapist (OT) will work with you during your rehabilitation programme and will aim to:

    • Help you to re-learn or learn skills used in daily living activities such as: daily hygiene routine, dressing or activities useful for study, work and hobbies.
    • Help you to identify equipment that will assist you to do daily living activities, for example, bathing equipment, adaptations for your computer, mobility or driving aids.
    • The Occupational Therapist assesses your home, work, or school setting, and then suggests adaptions that will make it easier for you to carry out daily tasks.

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