What is Occupational Therapy?

A form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life.

Occupational therapy is a type of health care that helps to solve the problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the things that are important to them – everyday things like:

  • Self-care – getting dressed, eating, moving around the house,
  • Being productive – going to work or school, participating in the community, and
  • Leisure activities – sports, gardening, social activities.

Occupational therapy can also prevent a problem or minimize its effects.

Areas of experience with children, adolescents and adults:
 
– mealtime and sleep struggles
– sensory processing issues
– gross and fine motor delay
– handwriting difficulties
– burn out and overwhelm
– neurological conditions
– transitions (relocation, work, family)
– finding purpose and meaning
Benefits of occupational therapy
– regain independence and ability to perform everyday activities
– reintegrate into community and build stronger connections
– improve mood and overall wellbeing
– restore attention, motivation, and confidence
– increase social and play skills as well as executive functioning
– manage time and stress more effectively
 
Intervention Approaches:
 
Specific strategies are selected based on your desired outcome, observations and evidence.
 
– Building skills
– Lifestyle coaching
– Trauma resolution
– Personal growth
– Education and support
– Awareness and acceptance therapy
– Adaptation and modification plan
– Energy healing (EFT, Reiki)