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"Primary Care Occupational Therapy Team"

About: Lanarkshire Community Services / Occupational Therapy

(as the patient),

I was referred to the Primary Care Occupational Therapy Team via my Doctor for my Fibromyalgia and this was also affecting my anxiety. I received a call from Katrina, Occupational Therapist and discussed how the service would be able to benefit me.

I found Katrina very very relatable and I was worried at the start as you don't always click with someone under these conditions but Katrina put me at ease and was very good at explaining the information on exercises and how we were going to move forward with adaptation’s in my home.

I was issued booklets and pamphlets also from Katrina. When I did not find these too beneficial to me, Katrina took the time to talk me through these rather than me reading them all and this really made all the difference and I found this to be of much better benefit to me.

The adaptations in my home have really made a huge difference in making my life easier and the Super 6 exercises have been a massive benefit to and I am still able to use these even though the service has finished for me.

I found my whole experience with the service and Katrina a really worthwhile and beneficial time and do feel that others will be able to continue using the service and benefit from this going forward. I did actually feel a bit sad when my time was over with Katrina but feel this has now allowed me to be able to move forward to the next stage of my treatment which is Physiotherapy and I still continue to use the exercises that Katrina had given to me.

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Response from Amanda Turner, Team Lead, Primary Care Occupational Therapy, NHS Lanarkshire 8 months ago
Amanda Turner
Team Lead, Primary Care Occupational Therapy,
NHS Lanarkshire
Submitted on 23/03/2021 at 11:27
Published on Care Opinion at 11:27


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Dear lynxxham,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience of working alongside Katrina, one of our occupational therapist working in Primary Care. It is always lovely to hear feedback from those who have accessed our service.

I am delighted to note you found Katrina was able to put you at ease and support you in developing strategies to manage your health and wellbeing. I am glad to hear you have found the Super 6 exercises helpful in preparation for your contact with our physiotherapy colleagues.

I will ensure this feedback is shared with Katrina and our wider team.

May I take this opportunity to wish you well,

Amanda

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