Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy helps its patients by focusing on the movements related to daily activities. This helps the patient to function as efficiently as possible everyday. Our specialist occupational therapists have experience providing a wide variety of services to individuals with many different conditions. We aim to provide an effective occupational therapy service to respond quickly to client’s needs and allow them the best opportunity to realize their potential.

A diverse service with no waiting lists, Alexa Active Aging allow individuals to reach their goals, return to activities of daily living and improve the quality of their lives.

With home and clinic based assessment and treatment sessions available our occupational therapists assist a huge variety of individuals including children, adolescents, adults and the elderly.

Occupational therapy supports people whose physical or mental health, environment or social circumstances make it difficult to take part in the activities that matter to them.

An occupational therapist will work with you to identify strengths and difficulties you may have in everyday life. This might include tasks like dressing or getting to the shops. They’ll work with you to find practical solutions.

Techniques and equipment to help you

Your occupational therapist will work with you to find practical solutions that can help you maintain, regain, or improve your independence and participation in daily activities. These solutions might involve changing your environment, or using different techniques and new equipment.

Many different techniques and equipment can be used as part of occupational therapy. Your occupational therapist will recommend techniques and equipment and discuss options.

Using special equipment

Occupational therapists will suggest tools or pieces of equipment you may find helpful, like:

a walking stick, walking frame or wheelchair

electric can openers or electric toothbrushes

knives with large handles and chunky pens

a non-slip mat for the bath

a special keyboard or mouse to help you use a computer

voice-controlled lights

voice-controlled software on a computer

a special comb

a device that turns the pages of a book

two-handled cups, tap turners and kettle tippers

bed raisers and hoists

specialist seating

You should mention any difficulties you have to your occupational therapist. No matter how small they seem, there may be all kinds of adapted equipment that can help.