Links Therapy Company is an independent provider of therapy and nursing services. We offer a client-centred and flexible approach, with tailor made packages of care and therapy that are delivered by an experienced and multidisciplinary team. Find out more about the individual therapies we can offer below.
Our Occupational Therapists are experienced in working with people of all ages who may be having difficulties with participating in everyday activities. For example: getting dressed, getting into and out of bed or the bath, self care and personal care tasks, getting organised, remembering what to do and how to do it, cooking, writing, accessing school and play activities, accessing leisure activities, accessing community facilities, sitting at a desk and shopping.
An Occupational therapist can help a child to get the most from play, school and social situations, learning to be as independent as possible.
We can help a young person make the transition between school and college, advising on adaptations to the environment and the level of support that is needed.
OT's can help someone to regain skills and indepence that have been lost due to an injury, or help an older person to remain safe and independent in their home for as long as possible.
Occupational Therapy can involve:
• Exercises and games - for example, learning an alternative technique for getting dressed or developing a functional hand grip
• Looking at specialised equipment needs - for example, helping with sitting posture or helping you get into the bath
• Working out strategies to help, and ways they be incorporated into daily life, without it looking like therapy
Occupational Therapists draw on a wide range of theories and techniques, including child development, neuro-developmental principles (sensory processing and other approaches such as TEACCH), backward and forward chaining and activity analysis.
They can provide assessment and ongoing intervention to help people to reach their full potential. They can also offer individual training to families, care staff or teachers that is developed to best meet your specific needs.
Individuals can be seen in a range of locations, such as home, nursery, school, work or community facilities. This usually depends on what suits each person best, and sometimes on the occupational therapy that is needed.
Our Physiotherapists are experienced in working with children, young people and adults with:
• Neurological and genetic conditions such as cerebral palsy, brain injury, syndromes, muscular dystrophies and atrophies.
• Delayed motor development, for example poor balance and co-ordination, postural and core stability weakness, delayed motor skill milestones.
• Learning difficulties with associated physical difficulties.
• Physical rehabilitational needs after surgery, such as Botox, multi-level surgery, selective dorsal rhizotomy.
Physiotherapy can involve:
• Exercises and games - used to learn and practise a new skill, or to regain strength and movement.
• Looking at specialised equipment needs - for example, helping with posture or walking, or helping you take part in an activity.
• Discussing, advising or teaching parents, carers and other adults who may be involved with the physical development of child - for example in a PE lesson, using new equipment or working through exercises together
Children can be seen in a range of locations such as home, nursery, school. This usually depends on what best suits each family, and sometimes on the physiotherapy that is needed.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our Speech and Language Therapists are experienced in working with children, young people and adults with a wide range of developmental, intellectual or acquired communication and eating and drinking difficulties.
They can provide assessment and ongoing therapy to help people to reach their full potential with speech, language, communication and eating/drinking. They can also offer training in these areas to settings as required.
They can offer therapy/support/management in the following areas:
• ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder)
• Phonology work with children with Down's Syndrome
• Challenging behaviour
• Intensive interaction
• Attention and Listening
• Social Skills
• Augmentative and alternative communication including signing systems, symbols, objects of reference and PECS (Picture Exchange Communication Systems).
All of our therapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, have enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks and are members of their professional bodies (British College of Occupational Therapists, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists).
They maintain and update their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through:
• Sharing Best Practice
• Course Attendance
• Team meetings
• Clinical Supervision Sessions