You’ll adapt treatment programmes to suit each client’s needs and lifestyle. Main employers are the NHS and local authority social services. Your work could include:
- teaching an older patient recovering from a stroke how to do things for themselves
- encouraging someone suffering with depression to take up a hobby or activity
- suggesting ways to adapt an office so that an employee injured in a car accident can return to work
- helping clients adjust to permanent physical disabilities
- helping people with learning disabilities to live independently
- You might work with patients for several months or just for a few sessions. You’ll often work as part of a team of professionals, including physiotherapists, nurses and social workers. You’ll keep notes about clients’ progress, and advise and support clients and their families and carers.
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