Occupational Therapy Advice and counseling in the context of Injury
Participate as much as possible in daily life, such
as before the accident, is an important objective in a personal injury
case.This may mean that help is needed in the performance of household
activities or hobbies - moving in and outside the home - return to work or
improvement of work potential and reintegration.
Expert guidance of an occupational therapist can
significantly accelerate these processes.
An occupational therapist?
Yes, an occupational therapist is a paramedic that can support the client in
his or her reintegration at home and at work.
The question is what the person still can do, what
he wants to do and what help does he need to achieve the desired
participation and autonomy again.
Through a focused analysis of the activities, at home or at work, a picture
of the obstacles to the person involved is formed. By linking this to
his or her potential often, sometimes with modifications, very much can still
On the basis of a try out of solutions or modifications with the person
involved I make an advisory report.
If necessary, I can provide an objective assessment of the required hours of
Who asks me for advice?
In many cases the staff of expert agencies working for risk insurance
companies and lawyers will seek my advice as an occupational therapist.
But the injured person himself can also contact me. All this is usually done
in consultation with the insurance company of the responsible party.
An activity analysis can be made to advise on the possible relationship
between physical symptoms and the workperformance, based on research
results. This can be important to link physical complaints to the
liability of the employer.
The people I
work with feel that I do it with pleasure.