COT SS - Trauma and Orthopaedics
We promote best practice in occupational therapy within the specialty of trauma, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation of amputees.
The College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section Trauma and Orthopaedics is a dedicated organisation for occupational therapists working throughout the United Kingdom and internationally in a range of areas associated with Orthopaedics and Trauma.
Members work in a variety of settings including:
- Community Rehabilitation Teams
- Social Care
- Intermediate Care
- Older People's Rehabilitation
- Independent Practice
- Upper and Lower Limb Amputee Rehabilitation
- Critical Care
We work closely with other related organisations and professionals with a similar interest. We share and exchange knowledge, skills and ideas and provide access to resource material to promote research and evidence-based practice - find out more about our current research projects.
2016-2017 Membership Renewals due from 1st October 2016!
Please find new membership forms and kindly complete and return as soon as possible. Please all note amended membership fees for the coming year.
For any queries with membership, please contact Paul Marshall-Taylor:
The College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section for Trauma and Orthopaedics are very excited to announce that we are now actively fundraising in support of Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) through 'Team COTSSTO'.
WWTW is an inspirational charity supporting our injured service personnel return to civilian life whilst overcoming complex physical & mental health issues. We therefore felt this was an ideal charity with which to associate our Specialist Section. Jade Cope, Lauren Porter, Phil Sheridan & myself (Sally Taylor) are now registered to take part in the Cumbrian Challenge in May 2015 which involves a 30km hike with 1500m altitude gain in 1 day. We are aiming to raise over £2000 for the charity & whilst each of us are undertaking separate fundraising events such as 10k's, half marathons, & Friday Cake bakes etc - we would really appreciate any support members were able to offer for this very worthy cause.
For more information on Walking With The Wounded & the Cumbrian Challenge please visit www.wwtw.org.uk
To donate please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/COTSSTO
Phil Sheridan's feature article
Please find below a link to an article written by Phil Sheridan who is the 4th team member for the Cumbrian Challenge which members of the COTSS TO are taking part in.
In the latest edition of Empower Magazine - aimed at active people with limbloss - Phil Sheridan has a feature article on page14.
Professor Kay was one of our speakers for the COT conference, so it will be good to share this link:
Presentations from conference
- Benchmarking TKR practice amongst COTSSTO members - The Results
- Multi-Articulting Myo-Electric Prostheses - Impact on Upper Limb Amputee Function
Claire Owen Presentation COTSSTO
- Early Supported Discharge (ESD) for hip Fractures
- The Leeds Major Trauma Centre Setting up a new service: The first year's journey
- Life Without Hip Precautions & Review of an Elective Orthopaedic Enhanced Recovery Program
Jade Cope, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, Guys & St Thomas Hospital
- Life without hip precautions
Hip precautions are not routinely implemented within Guys and St Thomas Trust for elective and trauma patients receiving total, hemi or revision hip replacement surgery.