Pain and scars can be a niggling reminder of an accident. Learning to manage these can help regain full autonomy once again. Managing disruptive thinking and intrusive memories also assist in claiming back your life.
Joy has worked for 30 years in the NHS gaining experiences in orthopaedics and prosthetics and now pioneering innovative new technologies. Since 2012 Joy has been developing and integrating techniques based on the new science demonstrating the plasticity of the brain. Joy believes that pain is not fixed nor is the emotional trauma of an event.
Occupational Therapy helps individuals who have lost confidence or independence to develop, regain and maintain the skills necessary to participate in all facets of their lives. Occupational Therapy can help people reach their potential and optimise their independence in everyday activities such as preparing a meal, driving, showering and home management.
- Chronic neurological pain eg phantom pain, damaged nerves
- Very sensitive and or painful scars
- Reducing and often clearing the emotional component of trauma and pain
- Reducing the intrusive thoughts related to accidents
Joy offers a space in which you will feel confident and comfortable in engaging with your recovery. Joy is experienced in assisting you to adjust to your disability or disfigurement following your injury as well as working toward a more independent life. The sessions will include activities that help reduce the sensitivity and roughness of any scars. She will support you to manage and master any pain, fatigue or discomfort around your disability or trauma. You will develop skills in pacing and relaxation. Step by step you will be guided to accomplish your day to day activities in new ways to gain strength and skills. All of these approaches will be incorporated into plan of action.