Occupational therapy to facilitate physical activity and enhance quality of life for individuals with complex neurodisability
Authors: Cunningham, Crystal; Wensley, Ruth; Blacker, Danielle; Bache, Jane; Stonier, Claire
Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 75, Number 2, February 2012 , pp. 106-110(5)
Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists
Abstract:This critical reflection on practice uses case study examples from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN), a national medical charity, to illustrate the importance of meaningful physical activity and the challenges faced when facilitating this for individuals with complex neurodisability. It demonstrates the role that occupational therapists play, and the importance of multidisciplinary team working to enable these individuals to return to activities and roles that are personally fulfilling. Finally, it challenges the traditional view of physical activity, highlighting the benefits in terms of facilitating a positive self-identity, providing an opportunity for choice and control, promoting social interaction and enhancing quality of life.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2012
The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.
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