Occupational therapy aims to promote independence amongst people who may be recovering from illness, are temporarily disabled, recovering from an accident or learning to adapt to a permanent disability.
The occupational therapist will visit you in your own home to assess your individual problems and give advice, information and practical solutions (such as small aids or equipment), to help you to cope with everyday tasks (for instance, getting washed and dressed or getting in and out of bed).
Our therapists are at the surgery every Thursday and appointments are pre-booked. Referrals are made via your GP, the district or practice nurses, or health visitors. You will usually be contacted by the occupational therapy team within two weeks of referral in order to arrange a time and date for a home visit.