This lovely image captures the diverse role OT input can have on an individuals everyday life. If you or someone you know could benefit from OT, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You may have come across the term Parkinson’s disease even if you have never known anyone that has had it, this is because actor Michael J Fox and boxer Muhammed Ali both have or were diagnosed with the condition. Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disease, there is no cure and it is not yet clear […]
What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple sclerosis (MS), is a neurological condition that affects the central nervous system (CNS – nerves in the brain and spinal cord) It is where areas of the CNS develop hardening or scarring around the tissue. The cause of MS is not fully understood however the response is thought to be […]
A stroke can occur in anybody of any age group, however they are more prevalent in older people or people who suffer from other medical conditions which effect the arteries (such as high blood pressure or diabetes). Strokes happen when the blood supply to an area of your brain stops as a result of a […]
In a recent blog we highlighted how the frontal lobe can be affected after a brain injury and the impact this can have on ones day to day function. In the blog we touched upon the difficulties faced when memory becomes impaired. Memory is a complicated matter and is difficult to fully unravel. After brain […]
Goal setting is an important part of the rehabilitation process, but why? Don’t we know what we are working towards, what makes it necessary to formalise this process? Occupational therapists (OT’s) should work in a client centred manner focussing their assessments and treatment plans around a client’s wishes, aspirations and goals. Therefore it is important […]
This article takes a fascinating look at the diverse vocational history on one Occupational Therapist.
Many neurological conditions can affect the brains Frontal Lobe. The frontal lobe is the part of the brain that controls our emotional functions and personality as well as cognitive – executive functions (such as problem solving) and some motor functions (such as fine motor skills and motor planning). This area can often be severely affected […]
The news this week highlighted what has been evident to us at OT Partners for a long time, Wheelchair services across England are failing patients. As we see over and over again in health care, the provision of services and resources are often guided by the post code which we live in, the same applies […]
Today the morning television was filled with headlines stating that the NHS is discharging patients too early which is impacting upon their safety. Figures stated that in a period of 30 days there are an average of one million readmissions which costs the NHS approximately £2.4 billion annually. Our knowledge and experience as health professionals […]