The Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Physiotherapists are part of the multi-professional team at St Peter's Hospice. We see patients on the Inpatient Unit, at Day Hospice, at home or as outpatients.
We work with patients and their families setting goals, enabling people to remain as independent as possible, enhancing a sense of well-being and control. We emphasise the 'doing' rather than the 'being done to' and this can help restore a sense of purpose and confidence.
Physiotherapy aims to help maintain a patient's movement, function and independence. Our physiotherapists assess and agree a treatment plan according to individuals' needs. Physiotherapy can help with:
- Maximising strength and mobility through exercise and rehabilitation
- Assessing whether a patient would benefit from appropriate walking aids
- Improving comfort through movement, positioning and use of a TENS machine (a small battery operated unit which reduces pain by stimulating sensory nerves)
- Education of techniques to manage breathlessness.