OT WEEK 2015
This OT Week, we wanted to highlight how The Able Label can benefit OT’s and those individuals they work so tirelessly in supporting.
What is an Occupational Therapist (OT)?
We take most daily activities for granted. These could be simple things like shopping and getting dressed, or more complex things like raising children or studying. For some individuals however, being unable, or finding it difficult, to do these things, can have a huge impact on our quality of life. This is where the assistance of a qualified occupational therapist (OT) comes in.
The British Association of Occupational Therapists, refer to therapy provided by specially trained, qualified staff “who help people of all ages who are suffering from physical, mental or social problems as a result of an accident, illness or ageing to do the things they want to do.”
How can The Able Label help OT’s?
The Able Label clothes are all specifically designed to make dressing easier. However, where we are different from other adaptive clothing companies is that we also consider quality, comfort and style. By creating the perfect blend of function and fashion, The Able Label is helping OT’s to fulfil their role of helping those they work with to the things they want.
The clothes encourage independence with the easier Velcro fastenings and colour co-ordinated internals whilst boosting confidence as individuals feel comfortable, able to maintain their style and this shows.
All styles have been through rigorous focus group testing with those who would benefit from the clothing as well as OT’s.
Some of the key features of the range include:
- All clothes are eligible for VAT relief
- Velcro fastenings
- No overhead dressing
- Trousers pull on in regular and short leg
- Extra long, hidden zips at cuff on cardi and hem on trouser for easier access
- All styles available in sizes 8–22
- Colour co-ordinated internals to help cognitive difficulties
- Breathable fabric with extra stretch for comfort
- Easy to mix and match creating different outfits from only a few items
- Quicker, easier and safer dressing for carers assisting with dressing
Find out more on how The Able Label clothing can benefit OT’s and the individuals they support by visiting our website: http://www.theablelabel.com.
The OT Show
The Able Label will be showing alongside Access Independent at the OT Show 25th – 26th November. We will be on stand B34 and even have a catwalk planned at 10:15am both days in the Innovation Theatre. If you are there, come and visit the stand and catwalk. We would love the opportunity to show you the benefits of the clothing first-hand!
We are also looking for OT ambassadors. If you are about to move into or already in the independent sector and are looking for an add-on, we would love to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise we hope to see you at the OT Show!