Occupational therapists provide therapy for clients whose motor, cognitive and/or perceptual functions are affected by neurological conditions such as stroke, head injury or Parkinson’s disease.
Services available are:
- Cognitive and perceptual assessment and re-training
- Caregiver education and training
- Prescription and use of adaptive equipment
- Home assessments and modifications
- Assessment and re-training of self care activities
Occupational therapy for stroke patients
Stroke is a common condition and Occupational Therapists play a very vital role in the multidisciplinary care of a stroke patient. After a thorough assessment of the stroke patient's condition, the Occupational Therapist works with patients to achieve their rehabilitation goals. The aims of interventions are to help patients regain independence as much as possible and to train caregivers as well. Common interventions include training patients in activities of daily living, cognitive strategies, use of the affected upper limb in functional activities and others. The following posters provide some tips for patients and caregivers.