Occupational Therapy is designed to help individuals with physical or mental limitations maintain independence within their daily activities. If limitations are hindering an individual from activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, using the restroom, getting dressed, eating, moving around, grooming, or sleeping, occupational therapy can help. When an everyday life activity becomes impossible to perform, life can easily become less enjoyable and independence is diminished.
At PT Solutions, our occupational therapists are dedicated to helping patients get back to doing the things they need and want to do in life. Occupational Therapists (OTs) help individuals continue to participate in all areas of their life despite their limitations by using a patient centered approach. Upon first meeting a new patient, an occupational therapist will ask, “What is most important to you?” The OT will then help their patient get back to doing the things they want and need through occupation-based activities, purposeful activities, preparatory methods, consultation, and education.
The Benefits of Occupational Therapy
Occupational therapy is beneficial because it helps change a patient’s environment in the most effective ways. A patient working through occupational therapy will feel more in control of their life, stronger, and more confident because they have been given the tools to adapt their environment to their lives.
A disability or injury does not have to stop you from living your life. Our team of occupational therapists is here to help you live the best life you possibly can. Schedule an appointment to discuss your personalized treatment plan today!
What to Expect at PT Solutions
At PT Solutions, your occupational therapy program will begin with a thorough evaluation of you, the patient. This initial evaluation consists of a discussion about your goals for the therapy program. Occupational therapy is patient centered, always placing the goals of the patient first.
Your occupational therapist will then design a plan to help manage your daily activities in a more effective way so that you can meet these goals. You will learn new ways of doing basic tasks, and ways to alter your current routines to help make your life easier.
To make sure that the occupational therapy plan is as effective as possible, your therapist may accompany you to work, school, or your usual daily environment. This allows your therapist to recommend special adaptive equipment that can help new routines move into place easily. If new adaptive equipment is recommended, your occupational therapist will work with you as you learn to use the equipment safely and effectively.