Occupational therapy

What is an occupational therapist?

An occupational therapist provides therapy and advice that helps people to engage with and participate in every day activities as independently as possible. This may be through therapy interventions or the provision of specialist equipment.

Each occupational therapist must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) in order to maintain their professional status and continue working with clients.

Our services and staff are regulated by various independent bodies. Read about our quality and compliance.

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy at JSP is a service that helps you to:

  • Adjust to and minimise the impact of your disability
    We help you to look at how your strengths and limitations impact on your ability to carry out tasks such as dressing, cooking, working, pursing leisure interests, driving or looking after your children.

  • Regain lost skills, increase independence and plan for the future
    When you have identified what activities are important to you and what goals you want to work towards, we will help you to relearn the relevant skills or teach you strategies and techniques to find new ways of achieving your goals.

  • Find specialist equipment or make adaptations to your environment
    We will undertake assessments and make suggestions about how either specialist equipment or adaptations to your accommodation could make life easier and increase your safety and independence.

    Explore our virtual house to see examples of modifications that can be made to ensure full access and independent living for people with spinal injuries and other disabilities.

Read some examples of work we have done with our clients

For more information about any aspect of our occupational therapy services please call Denise Slack, clinical lead (occupational therapy) on 0114 229 0100.