Occupational Therapy

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Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or disability.

Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:
  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person's goals
  • customized intervention to improve the person's ability to perform daily activities and reach the goas, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan
Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment and/or task to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science. 

A referral from your healthcare provider is required to receive occupational therapy services. For more information, please call the Rehab and Wellness front desk at 701-776-5455 ext. 2209.