Conditions and treatments

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists treat patients admitted, and to a limited extent outpatients linked to Rigshospitalet. This applies to patients of all ages with disorders related to the musculoskeletal system with temporary or permanent loss of function.

Occupational therapists and physiotherapists cooperate with other treatment and care groups at the hospital and in many cross-disciplinary contexts.

Only the hospital’s doctors can refer to the Department of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

The department can offer

  • Tests and assessments with regard to rehabilitation needs and rehabilitation potential as well as treatment/rehabilitation where it would be appropriate to engage in a treatment course during admission.
  • ADL Assessment (Activities of Daily Living), which is based on an examination of the patient’s wishes in life on the basis of activity habits and physical and psychological conditions. 
  • Advice and guidelines as well as instruction in home programmes
  • Assessment of the need for respiratory physiotherapy as well as possible treatment
  • Assessment of the need for disability equipment
  • Assessment of the need for prosthesis, pad/splint, orthosis, corset, bandage, plaster (children with foot deformities) etc. in close cross-disciplinary cooperation with doctors and prosthetists/orthortists.
  • Palliative care where it would be appropriate to engage in a treatment course during admission.


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