Rehab Jigsaw Occupational Therapists are able to work with individuals of all ages in their own home, the workplace or educational establishment to provide bespoke treatment packages to enable individuals to live with the effects of health conditions on everyday living. Following specific assessment of the difficulties experienced, we offer advice and information on improving functional skills, developing independence skills, managing specific health conditions and implementing compensatory strategies.
Rehab Jigsaw Occupational Therapists have provided a range of treatment including:
- Compensatory strategies to maintain independence with daily living activities
- Pacing techniques for the management of pain and fatigue symptoms
- Strategies for managing cognitive difficulties including memory, planning and thinking skills
- Orientation strategies for people with memory loss
- Joint protection techniques
- Strategies to manage anxiety, stress and low mood
- Hand therapy
- Adaptation of leisure activities to promote participation
Through treatment, Rehab Jigsaw Occupational Therapists enable people to develop their independence skills and personal resilience to participate more fully at home, with their family, at work, in leisure and in education. This has positive effects on feelings of self-worth and usefulness, promoting dignity and the ability to participate. All packages are bespoke to meet individual assessed needs.
Case Study – Treatment
Joe, aged 27, was involved in a serious road traffic accident and was referred to Rehab Jigsaw by his family. He had sustained orthopaedic injuries and was making a good recovery from these but his family were concerned about his mental health and well-being. Upon referral, the OT carried out a full assessment of Joe’s current functional limitations, looking at physical, psychological and environmental/social factors. The OT was able to discuss Joe’s role loss and lack of sense of purpose with him and discuss how his low mood was further impacting his functional recovery.
The OT advised Joe to see his GP . The GP prescribed medication and talking therapies for his depression. The OT was able to continue to work with Joe over a an 8-week period. The OT used practical strategies and education to develop self-management skills, focusing on recognising and proactively managing symptoms. The OT helped Joe to re-establish his everyday routine and to slowly increase the amount of activities he could undertake as his physical function and tolerances improved. When Joe felt that his symptoms were more under control, the OT worked with Joe and his employer to develop a graded return to work programme.
‘The treatment sessions with Lisa, have been invaluable and with her support I have been able to do more things for myself which has given me a structure to my day, a feeling of contributing and an improved quality of life. Thankyou.’