Occupational Therapy

Further information regarding our Occupational Therapy services can be found on our sister site: AB Occupational Therapy.


What is Occupational Therapy?


Occupational therapy provides practical support to empower people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. This support increases people's independence and satisfaction in all aspects of life.


"Occupation" as a term refers to practical and purposeful activities that allow people to live independently and have a sense of identity. This could be essential day-to-day tasks such as self-care, work or leisure. (RCOT 2019)


Occupation refers to any activity that an individual wants or needs to do throughout their life. This includes sitting, eating, washing, playing, working and sleeping. It also includes social interaction and participation and development of relationships. 


Our lead Occupational Therapist, Angela, has 27 years experience, including over 20 years working in statutory services, has completed post-graduate training in sensory integration and has a special interest in management of challenging behaviour within education. She is a qualified Expert Witness in the field of Paediatric Occupational Therapy. Latterly in her NHS career, Angela spent time working across transition from children to adult services for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. Angela is highly experienced in manual handling of people and provides comprehensive manual handling risk assessments and training. In addition Angela has an excellent knowledge of specialist paediatric and adult equipment and property adaptations.

In Fine Fettle and AB Occupational Therapy offer Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment for children from birth to 25, as well as for adults. We provide expert witness services nationally in relation to paediatric Occupational Therapy. In addition we are able to offer training within the education and care sector around disabilities, manual handling, and intervention. 


For further information about occupational therapy and how it can help you please visit our sister site AB Occupational Therapy or contact us by phone on 07860 776988.