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Adult MSK Occupational Therapy Service

The Adult MSK Occupational Therapy Service is based at Loughborough Hospital, offering a range of specialist services to the local community. We provide occupational therapy clinics for Musculoskeletal (MSK - bones, muscles and joints) conditions including hand injuries, arthritic conditions and some work-related upper limb disorders within a purpose-built department. We work closely with physiotherapists and other allied health professionals, social services and other support agencies.

What is Occupational Therapy?

A short definition for occupational therapy was adopted by the College of Occupational Therapists' Council (2004): 'Occupational Therapy enables people to achieve health, well being and life satisfaction through participation in occupation'.

What do we do?

Our holistic occupational therapy service considers individual's physical, psychological, emotional, environmental and spiritual needs.
By means of specialist assessments, treatments, activity analysis and problem solving, we provide person-centred treatment plans which aim to rehabilitate adults who have injured their hands or have arthritis and other similar conditions, enabling them to manage their daily activities, to regain or maintain the best quality of life possible.
The treatments we typically offer include:
  • Advice / re-education on activities of daily living
  • Advice on looking after your joints
  • Advice on activity pacing and fatigue management
  • Relaxation / simple pain management techniques
  • Provision of splints
  • Provision of therapy programmes to restore hand function after injury
  • Scar management and sensory re-education for hands
Please note that we do not carry out home visits / assessments.

How can you access our service?

To access our service, you can:
  • Speak to your GP
  • Speak to any other health care professional involved in your care.

Contact us

By telephone on: 01509 564 318
Or our address:
Adult MSK Occupational Therapy Service
Phase 2
Loughborough Hospital
Hospital Way
LE11 5JY

Please be aware that we no longer offer a Neurological Occupational Therapy Outpatient service within our department here at Loughborough Hospital. If you require treatment from a Neurological Occupational Therapist, you will need to be referred to the team at Leicester General Hospital.

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