Our Occupational Therapist Charlotte Rodgers, reflects on what being an OT means to her. OT week 26th October to 1st November 2020.
When I first learnt about occupational therapy and how it helps people, I thought “How amazing does that sound!” and then I started my degree in 2007 and I have never looked back.
The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapy, to me means being able to enable people to live their best lives at any life stage with the help of equipment, environmental modification and other means. Here at Mater Christi I like to focus on the importance of choice for our residents and facilitate that by having options for them, such as the use of the therapy room to provide light rehabilitation services for mobility and strengthening programs by using the parallel bars; and some upper limb therapy such as the hand wax bath.
If you are finding it difficult to do something you have always enjoyed, please see your friendly OT for some assistance.