What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational Therapy is to enable function and occupation at different ages and stages of life. This means our Occupational Therapist will assess and treat your concern to help you gain independence with your daily functions.
Services may include:
– Home assessments. Assess your safety in function for all areas of your home including bathroom safety, kitchen devices and equipment, and other areas. Your Occupational Therapist can assess you either in your home, virtually or, in-person at our clinic appointment to discuss your goals and assess your functions in day-to-day life.
– Cognitive assessment and mental assessments. Your Occupational Therapist can assess you or your loved ones for memory related issues. We know this is a very sensitive issue and we often hesitate to discuss this openly but your Occupational Therapist can assess for memory impairments and explore options to handle the same.
– Hand Therapy assessment. Our Occupational Therapist is also a hand therapist and specializes in the assessment and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand problems. This may include assessment and treatment of your neck and upper back depending on the origin of pain and discomfort. The intricacies of the anatomy, biomechanics, and pathology of the human hand,
combined with the fact that it plays such an integral part in daily human function, makes early and expert rehabilitation crucial to restoring optimal function. Our Occupational Therapist (OT) can provide advanced
orthosis (splint) design and fabrication, Thermal and electro-physical modalities, Edema (swelling) control techniques, Scar management, Manual Therapy, Soft tissue release and Desensitization
– Chronic pain and psychological assessment.
– Lower leg assessments. You may be aware that many seniors are living in community with leg edema/swelling. They mainly rely on water pills to get rid of the excessive swelling or pooling of the blood. Our Occupational Therapist can assess you for your ankle brachial index (ABI), which assesses your blood
circulation in the arms and legs to determine the status of your arterial blood circulation. This can further assists you with either getting the correct treatment and/or exercise plan to meet your needs. Your ankle brachial index can also determine whether what compression stockings are a safe and viable option for you.
– Eating and feeding assessment. Did you know that you or your older loved one might be aspirating (food particles going the wrong the way)? Our Occupational Therapist can assess eating and swallowing and help provide treatment including exploring options with exercises or a modified diet plan.