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Discover how occupational therapy can improve your quality of life by helping you manage daily activities independently.

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    This is occupational therapy

    Occupational therapy is a therapeutic discipline that aims to help people of all ages to improve, restore or maintain their ability to participate in daily life. This is achieved by promoting activities and exercises that are tailored to the patient’s individual needs and abilities.
    are customized. Occupational therapists work with people who are limited in their independence due to illness, injury or disability and help them to develop or regain the skills and abilities they need to manage their daily tasks and improve their quality of life.

    Occupational therapy details

    Duration and price of Occupational therapy: 60 min €110 / 45 min €90
    Cash refund €40 - €80
    Preparations: No special preparations
    Duration of the results: Depending on the problem, repetition of the treatment often necessary

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    Advantages of Occupational therapy

    Occupational therapy can be indicated for a variety of illnesses and conditions. Here are some of the most common indications:

    Neurology

    In neurology, occupational therapists work with patients who suffer from neurological diseases, such as

    • Stroke
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Craniocerebral trauma
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    The therapy aims to improve motor skills, balance and coordination, promote independence in everyday activities and improve quality of life.

    Orthopaedics & hand therapy

    In the field of orthopaedics and hand therapy, occupational therapists support patients who have injuries or diseases of the musculoskeletal system, such as:

    • Fractures
    • Tendon injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
    • Amputations

    The treatment includes exercises to improve strength, mobility and dexterity as well as measures to relieve pain and restore the functionality of the affected limbs.

     

    Types of occupational therapy treatments

    Our range of occupational therapy includes a variety of approaches and techniques that are tailored to the individual needs of our patients.

    are coordinated. These include:

    • Activities of daily living (ADL training): Exercises to improve daily living skills such as dressing, eating, and personal hygiene.
    • Motor skills training: exercises to improve fine and gross motor skills.
    • Hand therapy: Specialized therapy for the rehabilitation of hand and wrist injuries.
    • Cognitive rehabilitation: Strategies for improving cognitive function
    • Skills such as memory, attention and problem-solving abilities.
    • Ergonomic advice: tips and techniques for improving posture and avoiding injuries.

    Advantages of occupational therapy

    • Improved quality of life: By restoring the ability to perform everyday tasks, patients can lead a more independent and fulfilling life.
    • Pain relief: Occupational therapy techniques can help to relieve pain and improve mobility.
    • Increased independence: The therapy promotes independence in everyday activities, which is particularly important for older people and people with disabilities.
    • Improved cognitive function: Cognitive rehabilitation can help improve memory, attention and problem-solving skills.
    • Promoting social participation: Occupational therapy helps patients to actively participate in social life again.
    • Prevention of secondary diseases: Targeted measures can prevent secondary damage and exacerbations of existing illnesses.

    FAQ Occupational therapy

    Frequently asked questions about Occupational therapy

    Occupational therapy is a holistic form of therapy that aims to help people improve or restore their ability to participate in daily life. This is achieved through targeted activities and exercises that are tailored to the individual needs of the patient.
    are coordinated.

    People of all ages who are limited in their independence due to illness, injury or disability can benefit from occupational therapy. These include adults with neurological disorders and older people with age-related limitations.

    A typical occupational therapy session begins with a detailed history and assessment of the patient's abilities and needs. Based on this, the occupational therapist develops an individual treatment plan that includes targeted exercises and activities.

    The duration of occupational therapy varies depending on the type and severity of the illness or injury. Some patients only need a few sessions, while others require regular therapy over several months.

    Yes. In many cases, a doctor's referral is required to take advantage of occupational therapy, especially if the costs are to be covered by health insurance. It is advisable to discuss this in advance with your family doctor or specialist.

    Yes, occupational therapy can be very helpful in the treatment of chronic pain. Targeted exercises and techniques can relieve pain and improve mobility.

    Occupational therapy plays a crucial role in rehabilitation after a stroke. It helps patients to regain their motor skills, coordination and independence and improve their quality of life.

    While physiotherapy mainly focuses on improving physical functions and treating pain, occupational therapy focuses on improving the ability to participate in daily life through targeted activities and exercises.

    Yes, occupational therapy can be used preventively to reduce the risk of injury and improve overall health and quality of life. Occupational therapists can offer ergonomic advice and workplace adjustments, for example.

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