Many people have heard of occupational therapy but aren't quite sure what it is. Read on to learn more about occupational therapy and the ways it can help you!
What is Occupational Therapy?
What are Occupations?
Occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families, and within communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need, want, and are expected to do. They can also include roles, such as being a student, parent, employee, athlete, or musician. Oftentimes, occupations may be disrupted due to a health condition or injury. Occupational Therapy ensures valued occupations are addressed during the rehabilitation process so that you can continue doing them.
What conditions can OT treat?
Occupational therapy is suitable for people with acute conditions, recovering from an injury, or managing a chronic or ongoing condition. OTs are trained to deal with a wide range of conditions including (but not limited to):
Who can benefit from OT?
Truthfully, everyone can benefit from occupational therapy! Occupational Therapy is recommended for anyone who is struggling to perform daily tasks and activities or unable to fully participate in desired occupations. An occupational therapist will evaluate your situation and develop individual goals and treatment plan based on your specific needs, circumstances, and input from you and any other involved parties (e.g. family, caregivers, etc.). Here are a few examples of how OT can help clients:
A senior adult who had a stroke can receive OT to address strength, endurance, and range of motion to increase independence in dressing, eating, and grooming and prevent falls in the home.
ktOT accepts insurance including Medi-Cal and Medi-Care. We also offer discounts to new clients if insurance doesn't cover occupational therapy services.