What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapists assist patients with physical, psychological and/or social problems. From birth to old age, OT’s deal with illness and trauma, above all to promote independent, and satisfying lifestyles.

Occupational therapy can be done in hospitals, care homes or patients homes, but the aim is always to provide assistance to the patient. Whatever their needs may be.

Choosing custom furniture

To reduce a patients chances of discomfort, custom furniture is specified to your needs. These measurements can include weight, height and more. Combining these factor helps to create a chair specification that suits your needs.

Pressure ulcers are a common symptom of using uncomfortable furniture, this is most often the case with non-customised furniture.

The Rise and Recline custom chair builder is a powerful tool for occupational therapy, but it’s not just for the professionals. A custom chair specification is just a few clicks away.

Adaptations to your home

Some of the adaptations that occupational therapists perform in a patients home can aid mobility and accessibility. These include stair rails, door sizes and accessibility ramps. One of the most powerful pieces of gear for improving mobility is the stairlift. 

Quick tip: Make sure your occupational therapist checks whether you’re eligible for an assistance grant. This can reduce the cost of expensive equipment.


Sometimes your home may not be able to cater to your individual needs. As a result, you may be advised to relocate. In those circumstances, an occupational therapist will advise the patient on what kind of property would suit their needs.

Finding strategies to meet an individual’s goals

Your occupational therapist should always try to get you involved in beneficial activities. As well as helping patients with everyday tasks they should also help the individual to meet their personal goals. This allows you to become involved in activities you may have given up during your illness.

At Rise and Recline we understand the importance of customised furniture for occupational therapists and their patients. That’s why we offer a range of made to measure, occupational therapy products. Our chairs provide greater comfort as well as pressure relieving features.

Our range includes chairs and hospital beds which are suitable for the NHS and can be delivered in 7-10 days.

You can view our range of healthcare furniture on our specialist website.