Occupational Therapist explaining skills to patient Occupational therapy (OT) is a health discipline concerned with functional difficulty of people who are physically and/or mentally impaired and/or disabled due to various medical conditions affecting the persons’ to do daily activities. This may include bathing dressing, eating... or other tasks such as performing work. The primary goal of OT is to enable people to participate independently and successfully in activities of everyday life. This is achieved by enabling people enhance their ability through the use of appropriate activities or by modifying the environment to facilitate participation.
In leprosy, OT concerned with disability and restriction in participation of their routine activities including work, as a result of nerve involvement and reaction. The OT provides wide range of services includes and not limited to following list:

NEURO MUSCULAR TRAINING

 

Muscle retraining & re-education, Sensory re-education, endurance training etc

ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING TRAINING

 

To promote functional independence in activities such as self care, writing, toileting etc

VOCATIONAL REHABILITIATION

 

Work hardening, work modification to accommodate disability, ergonomic consultation etc

SPLINT DESIGN & FABRICATION

 

To facilitate functional recovery, Prevention and correction of deformity etc

ASSISTIVE ADAPTIVE DEVICES

 

To facilitate independence in activities

ENVIRONMENTAL MODIFICATION

 

To make home & work area accessible for the disabledNTERFERANTIAL THERAPY

SPECIALIZED CHILD HEALTH SERVICES

 

Hand writing remediation, school based intervention etcWAX BATH

MENTAL HEALTH

 

Stress & anxiety management, group therapy, habit training etc

Contact Information

The Leprosy Mission Hospital
PO - Naini, Allahabad - 211 008
Uttar Pradesh, INDIA
Phone: +91 532 2697267
Fax: +91 532 2697494
E-mail: naini@leprosymission.in
Donations given at The Leprosy Mission Trust India are exempted u/s 80G of IT Act 1961
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