I offer private Occupational Therapy assessments and rehabilitation across South Wales and the South West of England. Areas covered include Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend, Swansea, Bristol and Swindon, but I can visit other areas by prior arrangement. I can provide advice on housing adaptations, equipment, and manual handling. I can also complete functional assessments and devise rehabilitation plans to help improve independence with activities.
What is Occupational Therapy?
“Occupational Therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people’s independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.” (Royal College of Occupational Therapists – click here for more information)
What is it that you find most important in day to day life? What are the things that you want to be able to achieve? I can help you to achieve these goals by considering your needs and helping to reduce the barriers that are preventing you from doing what matters. I do this by considering alternative ways that the task could be completed to make it easier for example. Or I could recommend alterations to the environment in order to reduce any restrictions.
With 20 years of experience I am able to provide a highly knowledgeable service to best meet your needs. I have extensive experience in housing adaptations, equipment provision and manual handling. I will work with you, your family, and carers to ensure your needs are met as best as possible. Assessments will be in your own home at a time to suit you. Through discussion and observation I can advise you on things that can help you to live as independently as possible.
Housing Adaptations Advice:
I am able to work with you to assess your needs in relation to any adaptations you may require. You may already have an idea of what it is that you need to make life easier and by having some OT input I can help ensure that any adaptations will meet your needs. I will take into account any equipment you use or carers that may need to help you. I can offer a one off assessment to provide advice only in order to help you start your project, or I can be more involved with the planning stages and sourcing of suitable items. I can talk you through the services I provide so that you can make the best choice for you.
I can provide an assessment and offer advice in relation to any equipment that may be of benefit. I can also arrange for further assessments with any recommended equipment so you can be sure that it will meet your need before you purchase it. Please note that I am not an equipment provider and you cannot purchase directly from me. I can advise on suppliers and any products recommended are based on my knowledge and experience in this area. Any information offered in relation to where equipment can be purchased should not be considered a personal recommendation for the company. You should be sure to research suppliers yourself before purchasing.
Manual Handling Assessments and Training:
If you are struggling to assist someone you care for with getting on and off furniture then I may be able to help. I have extensive experience with manual handling and can assess you to determine how best to help. This may be by offering advice in relation to different ways of supporting the person, or it could be recommending the use of equipment to help both you and them. I can arrange assessments with a variety of manual handling equipment to ensure items are suitable before they are purchased. I can also complete a manual handling plan to share with anyone that helps as well as offering training to any carers to involved so that everyone is aware of how they should assist.
Functional Assessments and Rehabilitation:
I am able to assess you in completing a variety of day to day tasks either at home or in the community. If you are finding tasks difficult I offer advice and assistance to help enable you to be as independent as possible. That may be offering advice on how to be more independent with washing and dressing, cooking, laundry, or any hobbies that you may like to do. If appropriate, a rehabilitation programme might be recommended to help increase independence in these areas. The assessment process helps identify any difficulties and find ways of making things easier for you.
At all times we ensure that your needs are at the centre of what we do. We will always assess you before making any recommendations. My report will be clear and concise, detailing the reasons why I have made any particular recommendations.
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