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Contact our rooms to arrange for an appointment. Be sure to clearly state your needs on the phone. One of our staff will assist in ensuring the right amount of time is scheduled for your appointment and that you are booked with the appropriate therapist.

 

Alternatively send us an email with your needs and we will contact you.

Please note that the rooms in Benoni are on the first floor and require you to walk up a flight of stairs. If you are not able to manage the stairs, please inform the receptionist and your appointment will be arranged in an accessible location nearby.

FAQ

Do you offer Child Occupational Therapy?


Thank you so much for reaching out to us! We do not offer Child Occupational Therapy at this time.




Do you have any job openings/ are you employing?


Want to be apart of CBS Occupational Therapists? Check out our social media pages to find out when we have vacancies available! We will be posting on there should any come up.




Do you offer internships?


Yes! For queries about this please follow and refer to our pages on social media. For any more questions regarding this, please contact info@cbsot.com




Are you a Cash Practice or Medical Aid?


Good news.. we are both! We realize that when you have become injured or are suffering from any medical condition that expenses can be endless. We make every effort to ensure that our service is affordable by aiming to achieve the following : 1.You do not incur unnecessary expenses 2.You are made aware of the costs up-front 3.We make use of medical aid savings where available- we charge medical aid rates and submit directly to medical aids 4.Your treatment plan is presented to you in a way you can understand submit prescribed minimum benefit (PMB) motivations for qualifying individuals




What can I expect in my Occupational Therapy Sessions?


Occupational Therapy sessions may involve the following : - An interview to obtain o medical history o an understanding of how independent you were in daily tasks prior to your condition/coming to hospital o an understanding of your home environment (including physical setup and support structure) o a job description and what your job demands were o an understanding of how independent you were at home prior to admission o an understanding of your goals for therapy - Assessment of your ability to perform activities of daily living. This includes your ability to : o Move in bed and get in/out of bed o Dress yourself o Get in and out of the bath/shower and wash yourself o Get to and on/off the toilet o Undertake grooming tasks o Undertake basic food preparation tasks that you were required to perform before your admission to hospital o Follow a routine independently and take responsibility for your medication and home o Execute shopping and home management o Execute driving skills o Execute work skills - Assessment of physical skills : o Balance to sit, stand and move from one surface to another o The ability to move- roll, sit, stand o Movement of the hands and arms o Feeling in the hand and arms o Coordination of the hands - Assessment of cognitive skills o Ability to follow instructions o Memory o Concentration o Judgement and problem-solving o Multitasking o Insight o Orientation o Mental flexibility - Assessment of perceptual skills : o Knowing where your body is in space and how to use it o Basic visual skills and how you are interpreting what you are seeing o Knowing how to orientate yourself in your surroundings - A home visit may be undertaken to assess the physical set up at home All tasks are assessed with the understanding of what you were required to do before the onset of your condition/ injury or before you were admitted and where you will be going following discharge. Occupational Therapy treatment involves treatment of the problem that was assessed and will involve practicing the skill. Treatment of activities of daily living may include : - Recommendations on equipment that may help independence - Training on equipment that is issued to assist independence - Teaching dressing techniques - Practicing and training on transfers to chair/wheelchair/toilet/car/shower chair - Training of grooming skills Establishing a routine - Training in home management tasks - Training a caregiver or family on techniques - Home visit to advise on equipment use and to undergo family and caregiver training - Shopping trip - Driving skills training - Endurance training - Work related tasks including writing, computer, sitting for long periods and specific work tasks Treatment will occur in the setting most appropriate to complete the task, where available, for example practicing one handed washing in the shower. It is important for you to set specific goals with the occupational therapist that you would like to achieve. Treatment of physical skills which will improve your independence in activities of daily living and may include the following : - Activities that challenge sitting and standing balance - Stretching and moving the trunk, neck, arm and hand - Activities to practice coordination of the hands - Activities to strengthen the arms, hands and trunk - Sensory activities to improve sensation and awareness of the hand and body Treatment of cognitive skills may include: - Activities, games or tasks that challenge concentrations, memory, judgement and problem-solving skills - Tasks with various types of instructions - Tasks where you are required to focus on more than one aspect at a time - Education sessions Training of Perceptual skills may include : - Use of mirror - Massage or use of deep pressure on the hands and arms - Giving specific instructions on how to use the body - Specific task set up to aid in training automatic movements - Visual training exercises - Using reading or visually challenging activities (eg. Sudoku or word searches) Duration of treatment varies for each individual but ideally will be until the goals are achieved. Therapy may therefore be terminated while in hospital or following transfer to rehab and may continue following discharge from hospital and only be terminated following a number of home or work visit. Occupational Therapy for the hand/upper limb may involve the following : Assessment An interview to obtain - medical history - an understanding of how independent you were in daily tasks prior to your injury/condition/coming to hospital - an understanding of your home environment (including physical setup and support structure) - a job description and what your job demands were - an understanding of your goals for therapy Assessment of your ability to perform activities of daily living. This includes your ability to - Dress yourself - Get in and out of the bath/shower and wash yourself - Undertake grooming tasks - Undertake basic food preparation tasks - Execute shopping and home management - Writing skills - Execute driving skills - Execute work skills Assessment of physical skills - Movement of the hands and arms - Feeling in the hands and arms - Coordination of the hands and arms - Strength of the hands and arms - Swelling - Pain and the impact of pain on function A home or work visit may be undertaken to assess the physical set up at home or work Occupational Therapy treatment involves treatment of the problem that was assessed and will involve practicing the skill. Treatment Treatment of physical skills which will improve your independence in activities of daily living and may include the following : - Splinting to protect injuries/ prevent deformity/ enable functioning - Wound care - Scar massage - Bandaging for swelling - Stretching and moving the trunk, neck, arm and hand - Activities to practice coordination of the hands - Activities to strengthen the arms, hands and trunk - Sensory activities to improve sensation and awareness of the hand and body Treatment of activities of daily living may include - Recommendations and training on equipment that may help independence - Teaching dressing techniques - Training of grooming skills - Establishing a routine - Training in home management tasks - Training a caregiver or family on techniques - Driving skills training - Endurance training - Work related tasks including writing, computer, sitting for long periods and specific work tasks It is important for you to set specific goals with the occupational therapist that you would like to achieve. Duration of treatment varies for each individual but ideally will be until the goals are achieved. The purpose of a work evaluation or FCE is to: • Document the medical, employment and functional history. • To determine your functional capabilities, as well as your strengths and limitations related to your work. These may be physical, cognitive, psychological, emotional and functional. • To highlight any adjustments, accommodations or equipment which may be needed in order for you to return you to work; • To evaluate your participation in the assessment process