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OTs – from disillusionment to empowerment

Think Therapy 1st discuss professional satisfaction for Occupational Therapists in being able to fulfil the full scope of practice



Think Therapy 1st discuss fulfilling the full scope of practice through working as an Occupational Therapist, and how moving into private practice can have an even more positive impact on client outcomes


The latest audits of clients who completed their full therapy achieved the following:

  • 91 per cent of their personal goals – remaining goals were either discontinued or had contingency plans in place to complete after therapy input
  • 97 per cent of their therapy goals focused on enabling clients to return to activities they want and need to do
  • 90 per cent improvement in selfcare activities, such as washing, dressing, eating, and sleeping
  • 84 per cent improvement in productivity activities, including school, work, household tasks and using transport
  • 97 per cent improvement in participating in leisure activities, including hobbies, sports, and socialising.

Even clients who only completed part of their therapy, for instance, less than half of what was recommended, made significant gains:

  • 67 per cent achieved of their personal goals

  • 68 per cent achieved of therapy goals
  • 66 per cent improvement in selfcare abilities
  • 47 per cent improvement in productivity activities
  • 41 per cent improvement in leisure activities.

Hear directly from one of our associates below:

“After working in statutory services for many years the idea of stepping into independent practice felt quite daunting, but the team at TT1st are so supportive and knowledgeable it made the process much easier.

“The TT1st model appealed to me straight away with a clear focus on activity and empowering the client to reach their full potential. I found it really refreshing that the goals are so individual to the client, this makes the role really varied and also so rewarding.

“The company is forward thinking and the operational processes are really efficient which means high standards are maintained and clinical time is productive and focussed which in my experience promotes greater job satisfaction.”

Rachel Stott, Associate Specialist Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist.

And hear from our clients:

“Life is fantastic…I think I’m near enough back to normal…If it wasn’t for you, I think I would still be shut up indoors. You saved my life, and I’m really thankful I had you”

“20 months after my accident, I went on to do my sponsored walk. I walked three miles and raised over £4,000 for the Essex Air Ambulance. I understood that this was therapy and was getting me better in other ways not just physically”

If you are an OT brimming with potential and want to explore fulfilling your full scope of practice, think about joining us – we’re nationwide.

TT1st providing a platform for OTs to amplify their impact and reignite their passion for the profession.

Visit our website for more information and to be part of this community of practice join our Facebook group: TT1st National OT Network for Functional Rehab.