Occupational Therapy (OT) is the use of treatments to develop, recover or maintain the daily living and work skills of people with physical, mental or developmental conditions. In OT, the therapists work with the people of all ages who need specialized assistance to lead independent, productive & satisfying lives that have been affected due to physical, developmental, social or emotional problems. Occupational Therapist work on the upper extremities of trauma patients, CVA and other neurological, orthopaedic and psychological dysfunctions.
Why occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists are skilled in the assessment of “occupation” which is any activity that a person does for daily self-care, play or leisure enjoyment, or vocation. The occupation of play becomes a child’s work as it is vitally important to the progression of a child’s development. The occupational therapist is able to identify areas of strength in interest and skill to blend with areas of need in order so that progression of skills can occur.
Our occupational therapists provide a skilled service that identifies, through evaluation, the key components that disable a child. The OT also identifies the patient’s strengths and builds on them to further function. Through specialized treatment, we strive to improve such components, which may include but are not limited to: