Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Princess praises therapists

PRINCESS Anne praised the work of occupational therapists when she visited the University of Derby yesterday.

The Princess Royal, the national patron of the College of Occupational Therapists, told staff and students she was impressed with how the profession helped people with disabilities and injuries.

Occupational therapists help people to regain independence and adapt to a disability.

They can recommend special tools, to help people perform everyday tasks more easily, and adaptations to homes, such as handrails, bath seats and stair lifts.