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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

RECUPERATION, EDUCATION, REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY

Occupational therapy plays a major role in the recuperation, assessment, education, rehabilitation and recovery of patients with physical and mental illness.  Occupational Therapists (OT's) play a significant role in liaising and coordinating with orthopaedic surgeons, other team members and patient employers, in providing best client-centered treatment. OT helps patients complete everyday tasks in new ways. The primary  goal of occupational therapy is to enable people of all ages to actively participate in all activities of their daily lives.  Education and life skills are integrated into rehabilitation programs for pain and stress management.   OT's treat conditions such as soft tissue injuries, fractures and nerve neuropathies.   OT's make use of splinting, pressure garments and assistive devices to improve functionality, support and rehabilitation purposes.  OT's treat individuals who's ability to function in a work environment has been impaired, to enhance their functional ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do.  Following functional capacity evaluation (FCE), the patient's physical level of work is determined. Patient's abilities are matched according to their job demands or by modifying the occupation or environment to support their work ability.  Work Hardening and work Conditioning are used to ensure the worker can reach his full potential.  Work- reintegration, accommodation and placement  is used to successfully return to work. 

OT's use treatment interventions to:   improve your health, limitations and disabilities,  proactively intervene to prevent injury, to achieve optimal functional outcomes. Research, Meta-analysis of data and  Outcomes measurement 

 As Occupational Therapists, we can make use of various assessment modalities to identify specific aspects that interfere with or prevent you from participating at the highest level of functional ability in you everyday activities.  

 

Our assessments enable us to provide client-orientated and client-specific treatment. It provides us with formative data in order for us to establish the level of treatment intervention and supplies us with information regarding your progress for us to adapt the intervention and ensure the best outcome.

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PHYSIOTHERAPY

LONG TERM WELLNESS, IMPROVED PERFORMANCE, RECOVERY AND PREVENTION

Physiotherapists use physical activity to establish long term wellness, improved daily performance, and recovery from injury or chronic pain issues. The main objective of the physiotherapist extends beyond the recovery of the patient into the restoration of physical health and the prevention of recurrence. 

 

Physiotherapists have the education and experience to work with patients from all walks of life. Physiotherapists use physical activity to establish long term wellness, improved daily performance, and recovery from injury or chronic pain issues. The physiotherapist brings dynamics to the warming up, conditioning, muscle activation as well as the recovery of the patient. The overriding objective of the physiotherapist extends beyond the recovery of the patient into the broader concepts of restoration of physical health and the prevention of a similar occurrence. The emphasis is not only on the acute phase of rehabilitation, but assessing any underlying bio-mechanical factors that can influence recovery. Physiotherapists are concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists make use of physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social well-being, taking account of variations in health status.