Occupational Therapists

An Occupational Therapist uses their professional expertise in understanding how the body works when doing everyday tasks. As part of your pain management, an occupational therapist may work with you to explore ways to find solutions to help with daily activities, work needs, leisure or learning. The following are examples:

  • Advice on planning, pacing and prioritising your activities
  • Suggest techniques to conserve energy and care for your body
  • Advise on aids and equipment to enable independence
  • Explore coping strategies such as distraction techniques and relaxation
  • Manage leisure activities you enjoy or may want to try as part of your pain management
  • Support you to remain in work or find ways to help you return to work