The ergotherapy belongs to the health care professions just like the logopedics and physiotherapy. “ERGO” comes from the Greek word “ergon” meaning “to get along and to be supported in everyday life, to act, to work, to get active, to be creative.
The purpose is to gain or regain lost physical, mental and social skills as well as independence.
Further objectives can be vocational reintegration or better social integration of children (in day care centers, schools, at home).
Ergotherapy can be performed on an inpatient or outpatient basis and in private practices covered by health insurance.
The ergotherapy has a holistic approach meaning that the focus is not only on the motor function but on the whole body.
For clients with
- stroke and cerebral hemorrhage
- traumatic brain injury and vegetative state
- behavioural and developmental disorders
- degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease
- genetic physical and mental disorders
- rheumatic diseases
Goals and measures
We adapt the therapy to the individual disorders and needs.
- improvement in movement patterns
- improvement in strength, endurance and coordination
- ADL’s (activities of daily life) such as washing, getting dressed and eating as well as going shopping and dealing with money
- activation of motivation, attention, perception and concentration
- improvement in brain capacity
- advice on aids and how to make them
- improvement in cognition