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Articles 2024

What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how it affects individuals across all ages, creating challenges in attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. 

This article looks at the techniques used by Occupational Therapists (OTs) to support both children and adults with ADHD.

Published by The OT Centre 16th July 2024

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Occupational Therapists play a crucial role in healthcare, assisting individuals across all ages to perform daily activities and improve their quality of life.

This article explores the most common conditions that OTs can help with, the techniques OTs can employ and the practical ways Occupational Therapy impacts and improves a patient's life.

Published by The OT Centre 3rd July 2024

Occupational Therapist deep in thought

Life is a tapestry of activities—big and small, work and play, essential and meaningful. But sometimes, injuries, illnesses, disabilities, or other challenges can make these activities difficult or even impossible. That's where Occupational Therapy (OT) comes in.

OT is a client-centred allied health profession that empowers individuals to overcome challenges and participate fully in life. It takes a holistic approach, considering the whole person—their physical, emotional, and cognitive needs—and their unique environment.

At its core, OT focuses on helping individuals engage in meaningful activities, or "occupations." These occupations encompass everything we do in daily life—from self-care tasks like dressing and eating to work-related activities, leisure pursuits, and social interactions.

Published by The OT Centre 27th June 2024

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We're delighted to welcome Lauren who brings a wealth of international practice experience. Lauren joins us as an Adult Occupational Therapist specialising in assessing and treating neurological conditions, multi trauma injuries and amputations.

Check out Lauren's CV and Bio from our team pages.

Published by The OT Centre 5th March 2024

Photograph of Aoife

We're delighted to welcome Aoife, our latest team member. Aoife joins us as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist specialising in assessing and treating children and neonates with a wide range of developmental and Sensory Processing Disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), and developmental delays.

Check out Aoife's CV and Bio from our team pages.

Published by The OT Centre 5th March 2024

In September 2019, Helen Spencer The OT Centre's Clinical Director struggled to enjoy a family holiday in Greece finding she was inexplicably tired, accompanied by dizziness and joint pain. Despite sleeping late and dipping out of family activities, she couldn't shake her tiredness. As the weeks and then months went by,  Helen's situation worsened and she started to experience a range of seemingly unrelated symptoms and difficulties.

Helen and her partner had always been very active, particularly enjoying outdoor hobbies rock climbing, kayaking and coast walking.

January 2024. Life has not returned to normal. We have learned to adapt our lives at work and at home, using strategies to  limit the debilitating physical and mental symptoms of this disease.

Published by The OT Centre 24th January 2024

This week is "World Autism Acceptance Week".

Navigating family life with an autistic child can be both challenging and rewarding. At The OT Centre, we understand the unique every day needs of children and families living with Autism. Our Occupational Therapy strategies focus on enhancing daily life skills and easing sensory challenges. We're here to support your family's journey with effective strategies and practical guidance. Find out more from our Autism fact sheet.

Published by The OT Centre 23rd January 2024

Is it time to consider a career in Private Occupational Therapy? Would you answer "yes" to these two simple questions ...

.. then a career with The OT Centre might be for you. Find out more about Occupational Therapy Jobs at The OT Centre and hear direct from other OT's like you who have already taken that step and made it work for them.

Published by The OT Centre 23rd January 2024

In the rapidly evolving domain of healthcare, technological advancements have significantly influenced medical practice, with occupational therapy being no exception. The adoption of cutting-edge technology in OT has not only enhanced therapeutic techniques but has also introduced the concept of teletherapy. This digital shift is redefining therapist-client interactions, overcoming geographical boundaries and offering unparalleled convenience. In this article we explore some of the impacts of technology on Occupational Therapy, the emerging trend of online consultations, and the benefits they provide to practitioners and clients.

Published by The OT Centre 19th January 2024

Find a locally based Occupational Therapist with The OT Centre for specialist bespoke assessment and treatment based on your specific needs. It's very important that an Occupational Therapist has trained in the OT Specialism providing the necessary skills and experience to work with specific Conditions and Needs.

Check out our FAQ's for more information;

Published by The OT Centre 19th January 2024