Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.

Occupational therapy upper limb rehabilitation post stroke

Our specialist upper limb rehabilitation service is geared towards patients who are experiencing ongoing dysfunction in their upper limb following a stroke. Depending on the level of impairment treatment will focus on management, strengthening and/or neuro re-training of the affected upper limb to allow the patient to maximise their rehabilitation potential and engagement in their desired tasks.

On initial appointment patient will be assessed and goals will be set. Depending on the level of impairment treatment will focus on the following:

  • Tone management and onward referral for medical management (medication, botox) as required
  • Advise regarding proper positioning of the affected upper limb to ensure joint integrity (A referral for on site hand therapy specialist for custom made personalised splint possible if indicated)
  • Sensory re-education, range of motion, strengthening and neuro- retraining
  • Adjunct modalities such as FES and taping
  • Education/ training in adaptive techniques to maximise independence
  • Provision of individualized home exercise programme

Treatment is carried out by a specialized occupational therapist in private and fully equipped treatment areas. We follow the national guidelines to ensure high quality care to achieve best possible outcomes.

OT domiciliary service

Our occupational therapy home visit service is geared towards people who struggle to engage in their daily activities in their home environment due to a decrease in their functional mobility and ability to carry daily tasks.

We provide a comprehensive assessment of your functional ability with the aim of helping you to manage safely in your home environment while continuing to engage in your desired activities.

The service will include:

  • An initial interview to discuss concerns, difficulties and barriers to function
  • A functional assessment with a review of your home environment
  • Recommendation for required adaptive equipment, minor home adaptations and /or alternative techniques for engaging in activities.
  • Discussion of care needs and carers training when appropriate
  • Referrals to private/community services such as falls groups and individual physiotherapy if appropriate
  • A comprehensive report which will include a summary of the assessment findings, recommendations and advice.
  • Liaison with your local community equipment services to arrange provision of equipment and/or provision of information regarding private equipment retailers.
  • A follow –up visit if indicated

Your assessment will be carried out by a highly experienced specialist occupational therapist using an individualized and holistic approach.

The assessment will be conducted in your home at your convenient time with no

Waiting lists and you will be seen within seven days of referral.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on +44 207 806 4060.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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