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Waitematā DHB Occupational Therapy - Inpatients

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Once issues and challenges are identified (occupational issues) through the assessment process, Occupational therapists use a variety of treatment and intervention strategies to facilitate task performance. These may include:


  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Group therapy
  • Upper limb rehabilitation
  • Positioning
  • Advice/provision of basic adaptive equipment (e.g. shower stool, bed levers)
  • Advice/provision of complex adaptive equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, hospital beds, hoists)
  • Skill re-training
  • Home-based rehabilitation programmes
  • Fatigue management
  • Education
  • Referrals to other services.

This page was last updated at 10:58AM on October 15, 2019.