Speaking of autonomy and quality of life… think about occupational therapy!
Arthritis affects many aspects of a person’s life such as the quality of life by helping people with arthritis fulfill their significant activities and remain active.
Occupational therapy support clients in maintaining their quality of life by maximizing their autonomy. The occupational therapist shows you how to improve your ability to perform your activities of daily living (personal care, meal preparation, leisure, etc.). In addition, the occupational therapist can teach you techniques to manage your sleep hygiene, your energy as well as your pain. An occupational therapist can also adapt your home and work environment to facilitate the completion of your everyday tasks. Beyond all those things, the occupational therapist can suggest the use of assistive devices and orthotics to suit your specific needs.
With occupational therapy you can improve your quality of life by remaining active in your environment!
For more information, contact an occupational therapists of our clinics!