What Is Occupational Therapy?
Individuals who have difficulty participating in their day-to-day activities may benefit from Occupational Therapy. These activities can include anything a person does in a day including self-care, leisure, education, home management, volunteering, or work. An Occupational Therapist (OT) will assess and evaluate a client’s occupational performance – one’s ability to choose, organize, and effectively and safely perform their everyday activities. Goals are set collaboratively between the client and therapist and are aimed at improving function and quality of life.
Some ways an OT may be able to help:
- Educating and enabling clients to improve their community living skills (e.g. accessing community resources, using public transit, money management, etc.);
- Assessing and modifying clients’ home and community environments to improve safety and independence;
- Promoting health and wellness by identifying and addressing barriers and challenges to healthy living;
- Maximizing function and minimizing detrimental effects of illness or injury, through activity modification or use of adaptive equipment.
If any of the above services sound like they would be of help to you, please give our office a call. We’d be happy to discuss your individual situation and offer suggestions of how we might help.
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