Choosing an OT

Firstly, that the therapist specialises in a relevant area. And secondly, that you are comfortable with their method of working. For example, we tailor-make every programme to each individual patient, and as a result, our treatment plans are less formal and rigid than you may get from other occupational therapists.
It's a good idea to check that your therapist is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and that they are registered with the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section. The standard qualification for an occupational therapist is DipCOT, but your therapist may also have undertaken additional post-graduate training in a specialist area. You can rest assured that our therapists have the appropriate professional memberships and qualifications.
It makes sense to ask how many years experience a therapist has in the field for which you require their services and how many similar cases they have worked on in the last year. You may also like to ask the therapist to give you examples of people that they have helped. You can see some of our testimonials here.

Types of OT

Very. Where occupational therapy is concerned, one size should not fit all. For example, the reason that one person may struggle in a specific social situation may be different to why someone with another condition has problems dealing with it. So the strategy for dealing with the same situation may need to differ between patients. That being the case, you can see why it is so important that your occupational therapist has an in-depth understanding of issues and their causes in a particular field.
Terms and conditions can vary so it's always a good idea to agree these before treatment begins.
Occupational Therapists should have a current certificate of professional indemnity insurance. Please contact us if you would like to see ours.

OT Sessions

We are BUPA and PPP recognised and our charges are within their agreed scales. If you would like a more detailed idea of costs, please contact us.
This depends on the client and what we are being asked to achieve. An initial 2 hours meeting may be enough to get to know the client, ask for basic information, find out what the key issues and goals are, and to provide a basic report write-up. Or a second visit may also be necessary to carry out a practical exercise and potentially standardised assessment with a more formalised report.
Again this depends on the injury; on a client's identified challenges and goals; and whether other disciplines need to come in and work together with the OT to maximise the opportunities for the individual. We can usually give a better idea of the probable length of therapy after our initial consultation.
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