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Occupational Therapy

“ The value of using Occupational Therapists to achieve early return to work/function in litigious and non-litigious Accident, Sickness,

Medical and Protection claims.”


OT - A role in every chapter of life


Who Are You?!


You In The World…


What Happens When Things Go Wrong..


OT - The Missing Link in the Workplace


OT Approach

Assessment of person – medical & work axSubjective & objective information- Functional assessment/baselines/roleActivity/task analysis – tea?Assessment of work environment

Collaborative working/educationGoal settingGraded or modified activities Rehabilitation plan

Review and Repeat


- Full time return

- Part time return

- Perm modified duties- Unable to retain position


Tea anyone?!

Making a Cup of Tea or CoffeePlanning and organisation – preparing, planning and carrying out the task safely and efficientlyInitiation –being able to start the taskProcedural memory – remembering how to carry out the taskJudgement and decision making – making decisions about how strong and how hot to make teaRecognition and naming of objects – knowing what a teapot and cup or mug isSequencing steps – putting the steps needed in the right orderRecall of prior learning – remembering past learning of the same taskFine motor skills – finer small movements such as fingersHand – eye co-ordination – the eyes help the hands to operate and the hands guide the eyes.Spatial awareness – knowing where the objects you need are, knowing the spaces you are inComprehension – making sense or understanding what you are doing or seeingWord recognition – recognises the words you read


OT Helping Employers & Individuals

“When it came to returning to work Jo was able to work with my employer to help them understand the complexities of my situation, the sort of things they could expect, how they could help and how we could all work together to create a plan and structure that would allow me to complete a phased return to work.”

“I am so grateful for her help, assistance and understanding in helping us find the light and the end of the tunnel and then leading us towards it. I am convinced that without the intervention of an OT I would not be where I am today.”