28 May Meet Sophie
Sophie – Occupational Therapist
Our Living Strength Occupational Therapy team is made up of some great people. We wanted to take a little time out to find out more about Sophie!
Sophie, what made you get into the industry?
I had never heard about an occupational therapist before I decided to embark on my education to becoming one! However, whilst exploring my career options, I was encouraged to look into occupational therapy. I liked that OTs can work with such varied caseloads and complete different work depending on which area they decide to work in. There is no ‘one size fits all’ within OT so problem solving is a skill which is required and something I enjoy.
What do you believe is the best part of your daily job?
Having the privilege to be a part of someone’s journey to becoming more independent within their life whether that is with mobility, being able to access their home safely, making a small meal or engaging in something they love. Although at times this journey has its challenges, it is great to be able to think outside of the box with the end result being highly rewarding.
What has been your work highlight to date?
Although there are many highlights within the role and it is great to achieve the best outcomes for all clients, something that stands out for me are the small changes an occupational therapist can make that can have a significantly positive outcome for the client.
As an OT we are consistently working with and recommending equipment or home modifications that may be extensive and expensive (and also very worthwhile) however, the highlight for me would be modifying a cooking task with a low cost item for an elderly lady. Although this may seem small, to the client it provided her with the confidence that she would be able to maintain her independence with cooking tasks which is something she enjoys doing for her family.
We are passionate about helping our clients achieve more independence, better health and greater quality of life. We understand that being able to perform the everyday tasks can be life-changing so we tailor our services to each patient’s individual needs.
As Occupational Therapists (OTs), we are trained in a broad range of health sciences in order to deliver a holistic approach to patient care. Understanding the client first, their culture, family and values, along with their medical needs, is essential in creating a detailed plan for real quality of life.
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