Occupational Therapy is a profession concerned with health wellbeing through occupation
Occupational Therapy is a treatment modality used to develop, recover or maintain daily living and work skills of patients. Occupational Therapy enhances patient’s ability to engage in occupation or modify occupation or environment for better support of their occupational engagement.
Occupational Therapy Unit of the Hospital was started by Jenny Beven (Australian Occupational Therapist) in 1994 for patients with mental health problems.
Mrs. Malini Jayanthi was the first Sri Lankan Occupational Therapist who joined the unit and expanded Occupational Therapy Services to other specialties (Neurology, Orthopaedics and Paediatrics) apart from Mental Health.
Occupational Therapy is a patient centred practice that focuses on the attainment of patients goals. Care is delivered by initial and periodic assessment and therapeutic interventions.
Our services :
We do daily in-house assessments, functional assessments, behavioural assessments and wheelchair assessments. Educational assessments of children with specific learning disabilities, and children with physical and mental health problems. Job assessments and vocational training assessments are also done.