Ergotherapy

Physiotherapy, Individual Therapies

What is ergotherapy
Ergotherapy is a specific type of rehabilitation designed to improve the functional ability of the body in the activities of daily life, with the aim of improving self-reliance and independence. Therefore, ergotherapists may teach people how to dress, use a telephone, go to the toilet, etc.

How ergotherapy helps
Based on the condition of client, ergotherapy exercises may focus for example on the fine movement of the fingers (buttoning up clothes), gross movement of the arms, head, chest and spine (putting on a coat or trousers), etc. It is always customised according to individual needs and abilities.
 

Medical prescription: required

Sometimes the disorders are connected to problems with mental functions or speech. In such cases, it necessary that the ergotherapist, psychologist and speech therapist cooperate as a team.

Advisable for:

Rehabilitation after strokes, complicated orthopaedic, heart or brain operations; neurological diseases, rheumatic diseases

Not advisable for:

Infectious diseases, fever, acute inflammation, acute thrombosis, phlebitis, psychosis, alcohol or drug abuse, malignant tumours and blood disorders, incapacitation

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