Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

What is a Occupational Therapist?

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Occupational therapists play a vital role in identifying problem areas that prevent people from fully participating in daily life and implementing methods to support their participation in occupations and enable them to participate in everyday life. To do this, the Occupational Therapist may need to modify an activity or the environment itself.

Occupational Therapist speaking with client

Our Occupation Therapists can assist you

  • To develop skills in self-care, self-management, home management, and community/work/school reintegration
  • To educate and support individuals related to you, including family members, caregivers, friends and others, through collaborative and consultative partnerships and family-centred approaches
  • With care coordination, case management, transition services including discharge planning, client advocacy and onward referral to relevant services
  • With altering negative behaviours and thought patterns (including one’s personality, insights, perceptions, and judgments, as part of the therapeutic process)
  • With modifying and adapting environments such as home, work, school, community - including ergonomic principles
  • Use of a range of specific therapeutic procedures such as:
    • wound care management
    • techniques to enhance sensory, perceptual, and cognitive processing
    • manual therapy technique skills

At Your First Appointment

At your first appointment, the Occupational Therapist will ask you to complete a pre-screening questionnaire.

Based on the answers to the questionnaire, in addition to further information you may provide to the Occupational Therapist, your goals will be identified and a plan created. The Occupational Therapist will also support you with implementing the plan.