The 27th of October is World Occupational Therapy Day. A day where we get a chance to promote and celebrate the amazing work done by those within the profession.
Here at Uccello Designs, we have spoken to and worked closely with a number of Occupational therapists. We wanted to understand the importance of their role and how their patients could be better served by us.
When it comes to understanding their line of work, many can be unsure about what occupational therapy actually is and the role of an occupational therapist (also known as an OT).
As their aim for their patients closely matches ours for our customers:
OT’s strive to improve the quality of life for all of their patients.
We wanted to shine a light on occupational therapy and the wonderful things an OT can help people achieve.
What is Occupational Therapy?
It’s where a healthcare professional offers support to those with physical, psychological, and/or social problems/issues to help them to live their lives to the fullest.
An Occupational Therapist (also known as OT’s) can work with people of all ages and all abilities. They don’t have a particular location of work. You can see and have an occupational therapist in hospitals, clinics, schools, and your own home.
In a nutshell, an occupational therapist helps people carry out the activities they want and need to do every day.
What do Occupational Therapists Do?
In their day-to-day, an occupational therapist can:
- Help you learn new ways of doing things
- Regain skills and develop new ones
- Use equipment or materials to help make your life easier (Such handrails or a Uccello Kettle)
- Help you to adapt your environment to have it work better for you.
Uccello Designs & Occupational Therapists
In the past, we have spoken at length with a number of Occupational Therapists. Each and every time their dedication and care shone through. They care for their patients on a deeply personal level.
They’re always eager to find new ways to help their patients in order to make their lives easier and better.
Once we introduced them to our Uccello Kettle, they were excited to learn more. When they had a chance to use it, they stated how great it would be to help their patients pour hot water both safely and independently.
”Who every thought of this deserves a medal, fantastic for elderly and disabled, well balanced and easy to use when full. As a full time carer I am now able to go out and not have to worry about my charge lifting a hot kettle. I hope they bring out more products for the disabled and elderly. I would give a ten star review if I could.”
– Yvette, Occupational Therapist
The Association of Occupational Therapists Ireland (AOTI)
The AOTI is a professional body that represents and promotes Occupational Therapists in Ireland.
If you or someone you know would like the help of an occupational therapist, the AOTI has an online directory you can easily use to find one new you. Simply click here[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]