What did you just say?! It's Prosper O.T's first birthday?! No, that can't be right. Surely it hasn't been long enough yet! Although that is how I feel about celebrating Prosper O.T turning one, the reality is that it's been a year since we have been in operation. It has been an exciting, overwhelming, chock-a-block, … Continue reading We’re turning one!
"But I'm not old enough to have one of those..." The above sentence is the bane of my existence. It is a sentence that, as an OT, I am subjected to hearing Every. Single. Day. It is a sentence that keeps me awake at night, and it is a sentence that I will … Continue reading ASSISTIVE AIDS, EQUIPMENT AND HANG-UPS
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In my opinion the Christmas holiday period outweighs birthdays, Easter and all other celebrated days throughout the year. For me Christmas is about the wonderment on people’s faces when I’ve nailed their Christmas gift. I love the giving and put a lot of thought into (and often … Continue reading Merry Christmas
I’m back again with part 2 of my sensory modulation blog. Last time I delved into the technical side of sensory processing but today I hope to give examples that will help people to understand why I love sensory processing too much, and what in the world I was talking about last fortnight! Firstly to … Continue reading Sensory Modulation in OT Practice
On my final university placement I found my passion for sensory modulation. I have difficulty explaining what overcame me but by the end of that placement I had immersed myself so deeply in sensory practices that I had written a sensory modulation group program, conducted a pamper day that utilised beauty products to explore sensory … Continue reading Sensory Processing – What is it?
I work a lot. Whether in a receptionist or occupational therapist role, I am at my workplace almost every day and when I’m not there I have found myself thinking about work or even working from home. The other day when I was reflecting on this I started to wonder what does it mean to … Continue reading Health, Wellbeing and Work-Life Balance.
With mental health week fast approaching, I think that it is important for me to reflect on a topic that is not often spoken about but should be. The air that surrounds the topic of mental illness is stifling, and I personally think that it is about time that this was changed. Mental health is … Continue reading Mental Health – Challenging the Stigma
Welcome to Prosper O.T! We are an Occupational Therapy service who, as of the 19th September 2016, will be opening our doors to the Kingston and surrounding areas. You may be wondering; What is Occupational Therapy (OT)? Why do we need it in the Kingston area? But isn't an occupation just a job? Well you're right! … Continue reading Introducing Prosper O.T