COVID-19 information

Visiting is once again welcomed at The Walton Centre. So that we can safely reintroduce visiting, visits should be pre-booked with an allocated appointment slot. Patients can have two visitors each.

General safety measures remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice. These include temperature checks, the wearing of face coverings and social distancing.

Neurological long-term conditions occupational therapy serviceTC)

Service contact information

0151 556 3741

Messages can be left via answerphone

Service detail

Long-term conditions occupational therapy

The long-term conditions occupational therapy (OT) service offers highly specialised evidence-based intervention via outpatient appointments. Occupational Therapists work in a variety of settings to provide practical support to enable patients to maintain optimum independence and overcome any barriers that may prevent participation in activities (occupations). This might involve essential self-care tasks, work, or leisure occupations. We will consider a variety of physical, psychological, social and environmental factors in order to work with you to focus on an intervention plan best meets a patient’s needs. We will work with patients to develop skills, knowledge and confidence to do this. The goal is to empower patients to manage their long-term condition.  

Conditions 

The team provide intervention for patients with the following conditions:

  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Motor neurone disease (MND).
  • Neuromyelitis optica (NMO)
  • Neuromuscular disease (NMD)

 

Specialist advice

We provide symptom specific advice and education, for example with fatigue, stress, cognition, employment and changes in hand function. We work within multi-professional clinics, and offer individual occupational therapy, fatigue and employment clinic appointments. We also run a standardised fatigue management programme (FACETS) specifically for MS related fatigue. The Walton Centre is one of the only Trusts in the UK to have access to a specialist OT for patients with neuromuscular conditions.

 

Following the start of the pandemic we adapted our OT service to offer virtual appointments, as well as face-to-face appointments where necessary. Facilitating the FACETS programme online has allowed us to continue to offer this intervention for patients and has made it more accessible geographically. We are also continuing to develop the employment service to further support patient needs.

 

There is a commitment from all therapists to service development and evaluation, audit and research, with involvement in local and national initiatives to improve the symptom management and function of people living with these conditions.

Getting here

Sid Watkins Building

Sid Watkins Building

This building hosts our Complex Rehabilitation Unit, some outpatients services, pain management services, corporate services and more.

Address

Lower Lane,Liverpool, L9 7BB

Directions and map

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The Walton Centre - Main Hospital Building

The Walton Centre Main Building

This building hosts many of our in-patient services, including wards and theatres, and some outpatients services.

Address

Lower Lane, Liverpool, L9 7LJ

Directions and map

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Referral information

Patients can contact the LTC Occupational Therapy Team directly on the numbers listed in the above contact information section.

Page last updated: 24 June 2021

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