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.