About LJ Occupational Therapy

“We complete an Occupational Therapy assessment at a time and place that will suit the client, including evenings and weekends.”

The two founders of LJ Occupational Therapy decided to setup their practice so that they could provide a varied service with no waiting lists, allowing individuals to reach their goals, return to activities of daily living and improve the quality of their lives in a timely fashion.

LJ occupational therapists have many years’ experience in the public sector, providing services to both individuals and organisations carrying out comprehensive assessments followed by detailed reports.

All our Occupational Therapists are members of the British Association of Occupational Therapy and registered with the Health Professions Council and fully CRB checked. Our aim is to provide an extremely professional Occupational Therapy service to every client.

Why contact us?

Our Services

Find out more about our extensive range of services on offer. We deliver home assessments, work with care homes, hospitals and local authorities.

Our clinicians are leaders in their field and deliver excellence in these areas:

Home Assessments

Individuals may suffer / encounter a loss of ability to complete everyday activities for example getting in and out of bed or on and off their chair, getting washed and dressed, preparing meals and drinks as a result of a number of reasons:

  • Physical impairment

  • Illness or injury

  • Surgery

  • Cognitive impairment

  • Loss of confidence / anxiety

  • Environmental reasons

An Occupational Therapist from LJ Consultancy will visit the person / individual at their own place of residence, they will complete a comprehensive assessment of the individual and their environment to identify current barriers to completing such activities, they will complete a report and will create a treatment plan or make necessary recommendations to overcome these barriers;

Treatment / Recommendations may include:

  • Rehabilitation Programme

  • Anxiety Management Programme

  • Recommendations and support relating to purchasing assistive equipment

  • Falls prevention

  • Cognitive assessments

Manual handling assessment and advice

Our Occupational Therapists have extensive knowledge relating to manual handling and have the required experience to assess and provide advice relating to all manual handling issues, including techniques and equipment. We are able to offer single handed care training to enable safe manual handling when only one carer is available, including the use of gantry hoists, single handed care sheets and wedges.

Training for care homes / care providers

Manual Handling Training – 

LJ Occupational Therapy provides specialist manual handling training to care agency and care home staff. All training is provided by qualified Occupational Therapists with extensive experience working with the community and within a wide variety of care homes.

The training course is designed to introduce or to update delegates, providing them with the theoretical knowledge as well as the practical skills to safely and effectively move clients.

The Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) requires all employers to ensure all employees are trained and competent in manual handling. The course provides information on and adheres to The Health and Safety Executive and other major manual handling legislation regulations.

Moving and handling injuries currently account for 40 percent of work related sickness and absence in the social sector. Our course will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to develop safer manual handling techniques contributing to a reduction in work place injury and therefore benefits both employees and employers.

Our expert trainers ensure the course content is interesting, interactive and relevant to delegates. 

Due to our clinical background our trainers can support with individual cases and provide advice relating to manual handling equipment as well as support with sling selection. Specialist sessions can be provided and tailored to meet specific needs, for example, hoist training.

Falls prevention and Dementia care training – 

  • Interactive falls prevention training is now available. About one-third of people over 65 will fall in a year, rising to approximately half of all those aged 80 and over. They account for 220,160 admissions due to fall. Occupational Therapists are experts in falls prevention and her at LJ Occupational Therapy we would like to share our experience and knowledge with you and your staff.
  • Dementia – group training sessions to raise awareness caring for people with Dementia. Advice regarding to assessing the needs of individual residents and engaging residents in purposeful and meaningful activity to ensure they continue to live fulfilling lives.

Specialist Seating

Finding the most appropriate chair for can be a challenging and overwhelming experience with so many different types and companies to chose from. Our team have extensive knowledge of assessing and recommending appropriate seating solutions. A specialist seating assessment can be completed to determine which seating would meet your postural, pressure relieving and comfort needs based on your individual specifications. We have links with reputable seating companies and representatives and have great knowledge of the various seating options available.

Hospitals

If you have an operation in a private hospital, it would be unlikely that an OT assessment of your home environment will be arranged. LJ occupational therapy can carry out an assessment for appropriate aids to support with independence. Also, we can carry out rehabilitation programs. NB If an assessment is needed prior to a hospital visit, please feel free to contract us.

Assistive equipment assessment and recommendation

People may experience a loss of ability to complete everyday activities for example getting in and out of bed or on and off their chair, getting washed and dressed, preparing meals and drinks for a variety of reasons:

  • Physical impairment
  • Illness or injury
  • Surgery
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Loss of confidence / anxiety
  • Environmental reasons

An Occupational Therapist from LJ Consultancy will visit you at your own place of residence, they will complete a comprehensive assessment of you and your environment to identify current barriers to completing such activities. They will complete a report and will create a treatment plan or make necessary recommendations to overcome these barriers.
Treatment / Recommendations may include:

  • Rehabilitation Programme
  • Anxiety Management Programme
  • Recommendations and support relating to purchasing assistive equipment
  • Falls prevention
  • Cognitive assessments

Local Authorities

we can work with Charities, Local Authorities, Social Services and clear waiting lists.

Why contact LJ Occupational Therapy?

The best way for us to help you is for you to give us a call.

If you are a private client then we can discuss your circumstances and advise you on the next step. We are here to help.

If you are interested in our commercial services then we can talk about your needs and the services we offer.

You can also email us directly or complete the contact form.

  • Home assessments
  • Specialist seating
  • Local authority

  • Manual handling assessments / direct training to carers and health personnel / course facilitation

  • Care homes
  • Hospitals
  • Equipment and minor adaptations

  • Telephone consultations

We complete an Occupational Therapy assessment at a time and place that will suit the client, including evenings and weekends.

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