What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy helps people to participate in meaningful activities, that is things that they want to do or need to do (occupations) as part of their daily life thus enabling them to function as independently as possible and to live life to the fullest.

Occupations include basic self-care activities, hobbies, handwriting etc.

Who do occupational therapists (OTs) help?

People of all ages and abilities (due to illness or injury, being mentally or physically challenged, or growing old) from birth – 120 in a variety of settings (home, work, community, schools, hospitals).

How do OTs help?

  • Change the environment to enable participation in activities that YOU want to do

  • Assistive devices to enable continued independence in self-care activities for the elderly

  • Teaching strategies e.g. to facilitate getting dressed independently following a stroke or writing lists to help remember which groceries need to be bought

  • Ergonomics – modification of work environment to prevent injury and promote wellness

  • Adapt the home to ensure safety

  • Adapt work environment to prevent injury

  • Assist with personal goals so that the sky is the limit etc.


People have contacted me to help them with:-

    • Fall prevention

    • Ergonomics

    • Stroke – after care and adaptation of environment or use of assistive devices as required

  • Repetitive strain injuries (RSI) including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, DeQuervain’s disease, tennis elbow

  • Hand fractures

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Parkinson’s disease

I believe in listening to my client and working together with them to reach the goals that are important to them to enable them to function to their maximum ability thus improving their quality of life.  Where possible I believe in trying to find the source of their pain (RSI), curing it by using various manual techniques (facial manipulation, myofascial release, kinesiotaping) and working on prevention of its recurrence.

I have been working as a licensed occupational therapist for 4 years and have gained experience from working in Maccabi Healthcare Services and Shaare Tzedek Hospital, Jerusalem and Maonot Maccabi, Tel Hashomer.  I am presently working in the Child Development Unit, Community Centers Network, Beit Shemesh.  I have also been volunteering in the Exhibition and Guidance Centre, Yad Sarah for 5 years.

Please call Beverley at Occupational Therapist/Myofascial Therapist today for an appointment 02-6710625 (please leave a message and I’ll get back to you).  Reasonable prices.

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