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Occupational Therapist in Kenya

An occupational therapist in Kenya works with a client to help them achieve a fulfilled and satisfied state in life through the use of “purposeful activity or interventions designed to achieve functional outcomes which promote health, prevent injury or disability and which develop, improve, sustain or restore the highest possible level of independence.

Occupational Therapist in Kenya – Occupational Performance Model

A practical definition for OT can also be illustrated with the use of models such as the Occupational Performance Model, known as the OPM(A). At the core of this approach is the ideology that occupational therapists are concerned with the occupations of people and how these contribute to health. Specifically it is a person’s occupational performance that influences their health and personal satisfaction of their individual needs. The OPM(A) is constructed on the following definition of Occupational Performance.

Occupational Therapist in Kenya

Occupational Therapist in Kenya

The ability to perceive, desire, recall, plan and carry out roles, routines, tasks and sub-tasks for the purpose of self-maintenance, productivity, leisure and rest in response to demands of the internal and/or external environment.

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Occupational Therapist in Kenya – Occupational therapy

It can be seen that occupational performance, the roles it creates for a client, and the areas it can encompass are so far-reaching that an occupational therapist can work with a wide range of clients of various limitations who are being cared for in an array of settings. Occupational therapy is about helping people do the day-to-day tasks that “occupy” their time, sustain themselves, and enable them to contribute to the wider community. It is these opportunities to “do”, which occupational therapy provides, that prove important and meaningful to the health of people.

Occupational therapists also work with people who have mental health problems and learning disabilities. In this work, therapists choose activities that help people learn to engage in and cope with daily life. Activities include time management skills, budgeting, shopping, homemaking, and the use of public transportation.

Occupational Therapist in Kenya

Occupational therapists also may work with individuals who are dealing with alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, eating disorders, or stress-related disorders. The ultimate aim would be to help people to engage in a personally satisfying and socially adaptive range of occupations.

Occupational Therapy also plays a major role in the rehabilitation and recovery of patients who have hand or upper extremity injuries. They play a significant role in liaising with Hand Surgeon/Orthopeadic Surgeon and patients employers or case managers in providing the best client centered rehabilitation program.
Occupational Therapist treats conditions ranging from soft tissue injuries such as Tennis Elbows to nerve neuropathies such as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome/ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. An Array of Upper Limb assessment are utilized to provide a treatment care that is effective and appropriate.

Occupational Therapist in Kenya

Treatment modalities such as orthosis/splints, soft braces and education are some of the common treatment tool that an occupational therapist will use during treatment. Hand Therapy is a specialised field of occupational therapy and it requires therapist to be highly skilled and knowledgeable in upper limb anatomy to be able to work in this area. It is definitely an area where Occupational Therapy is famous for due to the therapeutic models that the profession practices which focus on occupation as means and ends and their aim of returning patients to them performing their daily functions.

Occupational Therapist in Kenya – Video

A comprehensive list of all Occupational Therapist in Kenya, their Names,where they work and which industry they work with.

List of Occupational Therapist in Kenya

Bravin Mwendwa

Occupational Therapist
industry Hospital & Health Care

Keren Makari

Occupational Therapist at ASK/HBCAT
industryMedical Practice

Cheruiyot koskei

Occupational Therapist at Zenith Medical Center,Neurorehabilitation Services Ltd
industryHospital & Health Care

Joash Kariuki

industryHospital & Health Care

Ann Ndichu

Occupational therapist at Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City
industryHealth, Wellness and Fitness

Salim bakari

occupational therapist registered at association for the physically disabled of kenya
industryHospital & Health Care

Martin Nafukho

senior Occupational therapist at Ministry of Health , Kenya
industryHospital & Health Care

Wambulwa wanyama

occupational health and safety officer plus environmental health officer at Kenya Ports Authority
industryHealth, Wellness and Fitness

Irene owino

Developmental Therapist at SEP Kenya and Little hands and feet
industryHealth, Wellness and Fitness

Margaret Mwangi

Occupational Therapist
industryHealth, Wellness and Fitness

Eric Nyandieka

Health, Wellness and Fitness Professional
industryHospital & Health Care

Geoffrey moriasi

industryHealth, Wellness and Fitness

Martin Isendi

Occupational Therapist at Comfort the Children Intenational.
industryHospital & Health Care

Hussein Hiddi

Occupational therapist at Kenya Government
industryGovernment Relations

Evans Dickson

Occupational therapist at MOH