CM OT provides occupational therapy services across Yorkshire, the North East and the North West
What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is the assessment and intervention to develop, recover or maintain meaningful activities or occupations such as activities of daily living and work. Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages, helping them to carry out the activities that they need or want to do to lead healthy and fulfilling lives (British Association of Occupational Therapists).
How can an Occupational Therapist help?
An Occupational Therapist can look at what you cannot do physically e.g. your strength, range of movement, balance, coordination and devise a treatment programme or make recommendations to help improve your condition.
An Occupational Therapist can identify things that may make your participation in activities easier such as hand splints, pen grips, cooking utensils, alternative furniture, and housing adaptations.
An Occupational Therapist can also assess the environment you are having difficulty in such as your school, home, or work environments and provide recommendations or interventions to improve your situation.
Carolyn Macdonald, Specialist Occupational Therapist, is the owner of CM OT
Carolyn qualified from the University of Derby in 2000. She has worked in NHS hospital and community settings and in the private sector as a vocational rehabilitation consultant, occupational health assessor and functional capacity evaluator.
Carolyn started working in the independent sector in 2015.
Carolyn is a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the British Association of Hand Therapists. She is currently working towards becoming an Accredited Hand Therapist. She has completed post-graduate training on the management and rehabilitation of finger injuries, fractures, and she is experienced in all types of splinting.
Carolyn is an experienced Functional Capacity Evaluator and has completed training in job demands analysis.
Conditions CM OT can help with
- Rehabilitation following hand and upper limb trauma
- Desensitisation for hypersensitivity following trauma or surgery
- Dominance retraining (hand dominance retraining after limb loss or brachial plexus injury)
- Splinting to correct joint contractures and deformities
- Scar management
- All types of arthritis
- Nerve compressions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and cubital tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger/thumb
- Activities of daily living assessments
- Identify small aids and adaptations that may help with your condition (CM OT Services are unable to supply any equipment but can provide a list of suitable suppliers)
- Functional capacity assessments
- Worksite assessments
- Handwriting problems