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.
As an Occupational Therapist, it is important that I understand and am aware of the “activities or occupations” that are important to you and that you are now finding difficult to do. This means that together we can both problem-solve tasks (perhaps completing the task in a different way) and analyse the movements and skills required to perform the task. We can then use Pilates and my Occupational Therapy skill set as our tools or methods to achieve identified goals.