Occupational Therapists can help clients who have experienced an injury or are experiencing a chronic health condition to get back to meaningful everyday activities. This might include:
Self-care – getting dressed, eating, moving around the house
Being productive – going to work or school, participating in the community
Leisure activities- ability to participate in hobbies
An OT will try to find out why a client cannot do what they would like or need to do. An OT may check:
Your physical abilities like strength, balance and coordination
Your mental abilities like memory, coping strategies, organizational skills
What materials or devices you use to participate in activities like furniture, utensils, tools or clothes
What social and emotional support is available to you at home, school, work or in the community, and
The physical setup of your house
We work in the hospital setting, long term care, outpatient rehabilitation and by doing home visits. We do accept self-referrals.
For more information please ask to speak with your local OT at 780-841-3201.