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Occupational Therapy

Lead your best life

Occupational therapy (OT) is a client-centered health profession concerned with promoting health and well-being through meaningful activities, or "occupations."

OT promotes independence in all areas of occupation including: self-care, instrumental activities of daily living (such as child rearing and pet care), work, education, play, leisure, rest/sleep and social participation. Occupational therapy helps patients across the lifespan engage in life to the fullest through adapting, modifying, and relearning skills. OTs modify the environment as needed when life has been disrupted due to injury, accident, chronic or acute conditions, birth defects, aging or emotional or developmental problems.

Rehabilitation may include:

  • Upper extremity rehab after injury, nerve damage, traumatic/acquired brain injury, or degenerative neurological impacts.
  • Cognitive-behavioral strategies and methods to implement into daily life for those struggling with mental health diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, or eating disorders.
  • Education and training with adaptive devices, techniques and activity modification to improve strength, range of motion and endurance to promote participation and independence in all occupations.
  • Home-safety assessments to determine patient safety, adaptive equipment needs, and independence in their living environment.
  • Education and training to adapt or modify the work environment to meet an individuals needs and facilitate successful employment. OTs work with employers and vocational rehabilitation for return to work.
  • Pediatric therapy, which includes a customized, therapeutic plan of care designed for children and their family's needs.
  • Wheelchair evaluations, fittings, programming and training for all non-ambulatory patients to provide appropriate seating and mobility needs.

Defining your treatment

Occupational therapy is a holistic practice. This means the treatment is designed to help patients face the specific challenges presented in day-to-day life, and equip them with tools to achieve their long-term goals. In addition to physical well-being, occupational therapists evaluate and treat their patient's cognition, social, and emotional well-being. Patient specific factors such as their environment, routines, habbits and roles are all considered when developing a plan of care and setting goals with the patient. Dealing with an injury, disability or declining health is not easy; therefore, occupational therapist are here to help improve our patient's quality of life on a daily basis.