Occupational therapy is a medically orientated treatment of the physical, psychological and sociological aspects of a person’s functioning, to enable him to achieve his maximum level of independence in his activities of daily living. The unit specializes with treatment of physical and psychological components of function, eg. joint range of motion, perception Wheelchair prescription and seating, splinting, provision of therapeutic aids. Occupational Therapy unit has been operating since 1982.Out-patients are usually seen upon referral from one of the clinical out-patient departments or primary health care facilities. In-patients are also seen when referred from one of the wards in the complex.
To get access to occupational therapy services, a patient is referred to the K/T Hospital Complex by a Healthcare or related facility Patient is seen at the relevant clinical out-patient department, eg. OrthopaedicOPDPatient is referred to the Occupational Therapy Department for assessment or treatment. Patient is attended to by an Occupational Therapy clinician. The Occupational Therapy Department provides treatment to medical, neurological, surgical, paediatric, orthopaedic and certain psychiatric patients. This would for example include patients with Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Tendon Injuries and Intellectual Disability.
There is no official specialisation in the department. Occupational therapy assistants and supervising occupational therapists and assistants are well-experienced with a minimum of 12 years’ experience each. The unit has 2 therapists and 2 assistants.Some of the key treatment equipment include:
-CPM Hand Machine
The equipment utilised provides extended treatment for the different areas of patients’ impairment, which allows for more repetition of the desired action. It also aids in the preparation and maintenance of the devices they need for recovery and function.The ultimate result of our treatment is an improved quality of life and a return to their previous tasks. The success of the unit is derived from holistic treatment approach, continuity of treatment, empathy and respect for patients, and teamwork.