Occupational Therapy (OT) helps you recover, improve, or maintain the skills needed for daily living. The word occupation in this context refers to activities or tasks required in your regular life.
If you want help navigating through injury, reduced mobility, and disability, long-term (chronic) health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, or cancer, OT can support you. Occupational Therapy can help you re-establish your sense of control and purpose in life, and help you find a way to participate in leisure or social events, meet your responsibilities and maintain as much independence as possible.
The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving your ability to perform activities of daily living and Physiotherapy focuses on improving your ability to perform movement of the human body.
In the privacy of our consult rooms, you can choose to be seen by a student under the supervision of an experienced clinician, or solely by a clinician. (Varied rates apply) In the instance of a student consult, the supervising clinician may or may not be present in the room, however they will always review and approve the student’s care plans for you.
You will be asked a variety of questions to help us understand your goals, what ‘occupations’ are important to you, and any challenges you may you may face doing them. We can then enhance your own personal life skills, adjust your environment or adjust the occupation (or task) itself.
You might receive a combination of the below: