When the ability to carry out our normal activities of daily living (occupation) is affected by illness, it can also affect physical, psychological and emotional well-being.
Occupational therapy interventions are symptom-led and a problem solving approach is used to help with everyday activities that people may be finding difficult (such as difficulty washing & dressing, cooking, getting around their home, as well as activities for enjoyment). We use a holistic, person centred approach is to set goals, optimise functional ability, improve quality of life and provide a sense of control. This may involve adapting the way we manage tasks and/or using equipment to make activities less effortful.