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Occupational therapy to facilitate physical activity and enhance quality of life for individuals with complex neurodisability

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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.

Keywords: NEURODISABILITY; PHYSICAL ACTIVITY; QUALITY OF LIFE

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4276/030802212X13286281651234

Publication date: February 1, 2012

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  • 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.

    BJOT publishes research articles, critical reviews, practice analyses, opinion pieces, editorials, letters to the editor, book reviews and an annual index. Please refer to the author's guide at http://www.cot.co.uk/british-journal-bjot/british-journal-occupational-therapy

    Submissions can be made at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/bjot

    The 2013 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 0.897.

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