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Occupational Therapy
What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational Therapy is skilled treatment that helps
individuals achieve independence in all facets of their lives.  
It assists people attain the “skills for the job of living”
necessary for independent and satisfying lives in all
environments of home, school, at work or play.


What does an Occupational Therapist do?

An occupational therapist utilizes motivational and
purposeful therapeutic activities to educate and promote an
individual’s maximum function in the meaningful activities of
daily life (self-care skills, education, work, play, social
interaction, and sensory processing skills).



Services typically include:

  • Customized treatment programs to improve one’s
    ability to perform daily activities

  • Comprehensive home and job site evaluations with
    adaptation recommendations

  • Performance skills assessments and treatment

  • Adaptive equipment recommendations and usage
    training

  • Guidance to family members and caregivers
Who benefits from
Occupational Therapy?

A wide variety of people can benefit from
Occupational Therapy, including those with:

  • Work-related injuries including lower
    back problems or repetitive stress
    injuries

  • Limitations following a stroke or heart
    attack

  • Arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or other
    serious chronic conditions

  • Birth injuries, learning problems, or
    developmental disabilities

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Sensory Processing Disorder

  • Mental health or behavioral problems
    including: Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia,
    and post-traumatic stress

  • Problems with substance use or eating
    disorders

  • Burns, spinal cord injuries, or
    amputations

  • Broken bones or other injuries from
    falls, sport injuries, or accidents

  • Vision or cognitive problems that affect
    individual’s performance in daily tasks
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