Occupational therapists support individuals by evaluating the job role and associated duties in relation to the individual’s current functional abilities and limitations following injury, illness or disability.
An assessment considers the work environment – whether onsite, in an office, factory or at home, in conjunction with the individual’s functional abilities and limitations, identifying areas of concern and making recommendations to optimise function, comfort and safety.
Work-based assessments support reasonable adjustments, equipment or strategies to maintain employment, to provide support following a period of absence or support individuals to return to work.
Thanks for your help and advice - it's been really beneficial in helping us support our employees return to work. She's been through so much after the accident - we want to be sure that she feels supported and that her return will be sustainable. After your assessment and advice, I am confident it will be.