The Occupational Therapist (OTs) and Physiotherapist are part of the multi-professional team at Sobell House. We see patients in all areas of the palliative care service, working in partnership with patients and their families, aiming to enable people to remain as independent and fulfilled in their daily activities as possible.
Occupational Therapists work with people to help them to maximise their independence, function and quality of life within all areas of daily activity. We do this by assessing your needs and offering advice, adaptation and/or the provision of equipment to help you to maximise your potential function.
The Physiotherapist use exercise to maintain or improve strength and mobility, and we are able to advise on and supply a range of walking and mobility aids. We can offer non-drug alternatives to pain relief, such as TENS (link to fact sheets). Together with OTs we are able to teach relaxation techniques, and advise on energy pacing principles for patients experiencing tiredness and fatigue.