Occupational Therapy as a Home Activity Programme

Specific exercises can be set by a therapist as part of a home exercise programme. Can the same approach be used for activities of daily living? Occupational therapists qualify from their training able to work with all ages and with both mental and physical health conditions. We are holistic in our approach and use the context of the environment to assist our client interventions. The perceptions, values and beliefs of our clients are key to the driving forces we seek to engage with in order to influence their participation and performance within everyday activities. In order to tap into their motivations, we seek to ensure our interventions are bespoke, client centred, meaningful, relevant

Is moving into Independent Practice right for me?

I am receiving more enquiries than ever from therapists who are thinking about working for themselves as independent practitioners. Often people express concern about the risk and the responsibility so I thought I would outline some of the things you need to consider. It would be wonderful to tell you that moving into independent practice is easy however in my experience it is a daunting though exhilarating process. The comfortable working hours, guaranteed regular income and paid holiday and sick leave are all perks of employment not to mention the reassuring structure around what is expected of you and what service you can or can't deliver. But if you are anything like me, you are craving

Is moving into Independent Practice right for me?

I am receiving more enquiries than ever from therapists who are thinking about working for themselves as independent practitioners. Often people express concern about the risk and the responsibility so I thought I would outline some of the things you need to consider. It would be wonderful to tell you that moving into independent practice is easy however in my experience it is a daunting though exhilarating process. The comfortable working hours, guaranteed regular income and paid holiday and sick leave are all perks of employment not to mention the reassuring structure around what is expected of you and what service you can or can't deliver. But if you are anything like me, you are craving

Making it Work at Home

Many people are working from home for the first time and finding it difficult to be productive in this environment. Having worked from home for 10 years and now juggling this with home schooling my two primary school aged daughters during lockdown, I share some tips for managing. The immediate environment has a huge influence on our motivations and mood. It also places specific demands on us. When we go to a place of employment, we get ourselves into 'work mode' and there are focused systems and expectations built into how we approach things. At home there is less of a focus on specific tasks. We have more choices and the expectations have a wider origin. Mundane but essential household chor

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