Occupational therapy

The purpose of occupational therapy is to reduce impairments and their consequences (disability) to ensure a person can live as independently as possible, performing basic, domestic and leisure activities and working, if applicable. 

Occupational therapy is appropriate for anyone experiencing physical limitations, for example after a stroke, when suffering from a neurological disease such as Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, after back surgery or in the case of any other musculoskeletal problem.

Occupational therapy is founded on occupational science and meaningful occupation. The exercises suggested are based on a variety of sensorimotor techniques such as mirror therapy, the Bobath approach, the Perfetti method, constraint-induced movement therapy and virtual reality.

We offer a wide range of services including:

  • Installing an ergonomic set-up and teaching you to use assistive technology.
  • Advice for managing fatigue and conserving energy by adopting correct posture or adapting equipment.
  • Prevention to relieve back pain including positions that can bring pain relief, movements to avoid and staying active.
  • Training to achieve independence in your daily activities, for instance when using the bathroom, dressing, cooking a meal, enjoying leisure activities and working.
  • Stimulating the mobility of the affected upper limbs (shoulder, elbow and hand).
  • Training the functional ability of the upper limbs to improve speed, dexterity, writing, stamina, endurance and strength.
  • Integrating the affected upper limb into daily activities such as cooking a meal or going food shopping.
  • Working on seated balance and transferring onto the bed or toilet in particular.
  • Standing balance exercises and movements on floors of varying stability.
  • Preventing falls.
  • Assessment and rehabilitation of painful sensory issues such as reduced sensitivity, tingling and electric shocks.
  • Creation of upper limb splints.
  • Assessment of the consequences of cognitive impairment on daily life.
  • Home adaptations to enable the patient to continue living at home and improve their quality of life.
  • Ordering assistive technology and wheelchairs and following up on disability insurance (AI[A1] ) and old-age and survivor's insurance (AVS) administrative procedures.

All our treatments are also available on an outpatient basis. 

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