Occupational therapy maximizes functional abilities. It allows people with neurological or musculoskeletal conditions to organize and perform activities they consider important. Occupational therapy promotes people’s autonomy, allows them to have a satisfying quality of life, makes it easier to maintain a living environment that meets their needs and preferences, and facilitates their integration into society.
First, the occupational therapist conducts a thorough assessment. He takes into account the consequences of physical and mental health problems and their influence on the performance of activities; the positive and negative effects of the environment in which the person evolves; the characteristics of the said activities, and also the degree of autonomy of the person to perform them.
It will base its action plan on the analysis of the interaction between these different elements. His action plan will always aim to optimize the person’s participation in the activities he considers important in his daily life, leisure and work. Activity is at the heart of occupational therapy treatment.
Occupational therapists can recommend various tools and strategies to help the person better carry out daily activities at home (e.g. adapted eating or cooking utensils, adapted equipment for hygiene, etc.). They are specialists in therapeutic surfaces to heal and/or prevent wounds. They are considerable allies for people who want to become more active in their lives.
Occupational therapy services
- Assessment of the ability to drive a car
- Home Adaptation Assessment
- Wheelchair Evaluation
Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec : https://www.oeq.org/m-informer/qu-est-ce-que-l-ergotherapie.html