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About US

 

 

 

Who are we?

 

We are the professionally qualified Occupational Therapists.

We are practicing Occupational Therapy.

We practice in...

  • Government hospitals & special hospitals
  • Army hospitals
  • Air force hospitals
  • Navy hospitals

We are professionally qualified!

We have followed an Occupational Therapy course which is...

  • Approved by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
  • Administrating by the ministry of health – Sri Lanka
  • Approved for the registration by the Sri Lanka medical council (SLMA)
  • Conducting by the WFOT approved school, school of physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

 

 

How Occupational Therapists in Sri Lanka obtained qualifications?

 

The Sri Lankan OT’s are the holders of the diploma in occupational therapy.

They have followed a professional course which has approved by WFOT.

This course includes.

 

  1. 3800 Academic hours

      This includes 1200 hours of clinical practice and the lectures, demonstrations, presentations, etc.

 

  2. Highly subjective course content as follows

  • Anatomy
  • Psychology & sociology
  • Physiology
  • Psychiatry
  • Kinesiology treatment techniques physical and psychiatry
  • Pathology
  • Occupational therapy theory
  • Communication and management
  • Other relevant subjects such as communication skills

  3. Clinical practices

  • Physical, psychiatric areas
  • Institutional, community and field works

  4. Regular tests with...

  • Written examinations
  • Vivas
  • Presentations
  • Demonstrations
  • Case studies
  • Case book Preparing

  5. Three examinations

      This includes 1200 hours of clinical practice and the lectures, demonstrations, presentations, etc.

 

 

Working responsibilities of Occupational Therapists in Sri Lanka

 

  1. Referrals for Occupational Therapy

 

  2. Occupational Therapy Assessment

      Use the Theory and knowledge of Occupational Therapy and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, histology, neurology, orthopedic, geriatric,    

      pediatric, pathology, kinesiology, psychology, psychiatric, sociology and communication skills for Occupational Therapy Assessment.

 

  3. Aims of Occupational Therapy

      Use the assessment findings and the theory and knowledge of Occupational Therapy Techniques, pathology, kinesiology, psychology, sociology,

      psychiatry, Occupational Therapy Theory to decide the aims of Occupational Therapy.

 

  4. Plan of Occupational Therapy

      Use the aims of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy assessment and theory practice and knowledge of Occupational Therapy

      techniques, Occupational Therapy theory, for plan of Occupational Therapy.

 

  5. Evaluation of Occupational Therapy

      Use the step as assessment for reassessment, and the theory practice and knowledge of Occupational therapy theory, Occupational Therapy

      techniques for evaluations.

 

 

Assessment areas in Occupational Therapy

 

Assessment for the physical patients and psychiatric patients are...

 

  1. Patients physical conditions

      This includes, deformities dysfunction muscle power, joint range, sensation wheel chair assessment.

 

  2. Patients Mental State

      Behavior, Appearance, Cognitive functions, Mood, Attitudes, Insight, Thoughts, Oriental etc.

 

  3. Patients level of educations, IQ


  4. Patients abilities and disabilities


  5. Patients family history, past medical history, social history, educational and employment history, personal history etc.


  6. Patients physical and psychological behavior, attitudes


  7. Patients self confidence, self esteem, awareness, regarding him/her self

 

During the plan of Occupational Therapy the Occupational Therapist select proper Occupational Therapy media according to assessment and diagnosis.

Implementation consists of different steps these steps depend on the assessment, and aims of Occupational Therapy. The OT decides the steps.

Evaluation is mainly use as a reassessment.

 

 

 

Working Methodologies of occupational therapists

 

  1. Maintain all the records of the patient. This includes

  • Demographic data
  • Occupational therapy assessment
  • Occupational therapy aims
  • Occupational therapy treatment plan
  • Evaluation and
  • Progress report

  2. Should get the information’s from the other professionals and relatives when it is necessary.

     Treat and therapeutically rehabilitate patients for better, productive and successful physical and mental health.

 

  3. Follow up the patients.

 

  4. Build better rapport with the patient as well as relatives when it is necessary.

 

  5. Maintain the professional ethics.

 

  6. Design the wheel chair, splints, special seats, adaptations, etc according to aims of occupational therapy and conduct home visits.

 

  7. Be a highly flexible person.

 

  8. Have empathy rather than sympathy.

 

  9. Work within a therapeutic team.