Ergotherapy

Medicine 3

Head of Department:
Prof. Dr. med. univ. Georg Schett

Independence, ability to act and participation through training

Ergotherapy is used for movement disorders, body sensation and nerve conduction disorders, psychological and socio-emotional problems at any age, especially when restrictions threaten self-sufficiency in everyday life and social integration into the environment. Through specific therapies, environmental adaptation, the use of aids and targeted counselling, independence, the ability to act in everyday life, social participation and thus the maintenance or improvement of quality of life are to be achieved.

In order to do justice to the individual situation of each individual, a detailed and precise assessment and analysis of the environmental factors is important before starting the therapy.

Examples from occupational therapy: Training of daily life activities (ADL), individual adaptation of occupational therapy splints, graphomotoric training, perception-enhancing treatment concepts (here: mirror therapy).
  • Self-help training/training in daily life activities (ADL): body care, dressing, eating and drinking, etc.
  • Joint protection counselling or joint protection training
  • Sensitivity training and fine motor training
  • motor-functional therapy
  • sensorimotor-perceptive therapy
  • ergotherapeutic brain performance training
  • psychological-functional treatment
  • functional treatment techniques/hand therapy
  • Awareness-raising/desensitisation measures
  • scar treatment
  • Tape systems
  • thermal applications (cold or heat therapy, e.g. paraffin bath)
  • individual adaptation of ergotherapeutic splints for the hand (e.g. positioning splints, rheumatic splints, functional splints, etc.)
  • advice on and adaptation of aids
  • Training of working and everyday skills with regard to ergotherapeutic splints and aids
  • Training in compensation techniques such as learning substitute functions, one-handed training, etc.
  • Advice on integration into the domestic environment, advice on living space adaptation
  • Advice on integration into the professional and social environment, workplace analysis
  • training of relatives
  • graphomotoric training (writing training)
  • coordination training
  • Perceptual treatment concepts, e.g. perfetti, affolter, mirror therapy
  • gaseous stimulation, relaxation methods, etc.
  • Treatments on a neurophysiological basis, e.g. Bobath's, etc.
  • Mobilisation for contracture prophylaxis, especially of the upper extremity
 
Contact

Medical management:

OA Dr. Christoph Bleh
christoph.blehatuk-erlangen.de

Therapeutic management:

Harald Scheller
Phone: 09131 85-33899
Fax: 09131 85-34643

Contact

Hochschulambulanz/Outpatient clinc
Phone: 09131 85-34742

Privatambulanz/Private clinic
Phone: 09131 85-33363

Studienambulanz/Study outpatient clinic
Phone: 09131 85-32093

Station B2-2/Inpatient clinic
Phone: 09131 85-33015

Emergency Information

In emergency cases please call the internal emergency department:

Phone: +49 9131 85-35420