What does an Occupational Therapist do?
An Occupational Therapist is trained to help people of all ages to return to the daily activities they want and need to do. They assist individuals to recover from injury or disease and regain the skills necessary for full participation in everyday life. Treatment will consist initially of a thorough evaluation that allows your therapist to develop a treatment plan that will best fit your needs. Follow up sessions will include education, manual treatment, therapeutic activities and modalities to aid in your recovery. Your Occupational Therapist may also recommend adaptive equipment, changes in your living environment, or spend time with caregivers to assist in life integration. You will be an integral part of the rehab team while working towards your goals.
What is the educational background of an Occupational Therapist?
A four year undergraduate degree is required for admission to this professional level graduate program. Most programs in the United States currently offer a Masster’s of Occupational Therapy degree. Candidates must pass a national board exam before applying for state licensure. There are continuing education requirements that must be filled an an annual basis to continue in clinical practice.
What can our Occupational Therapists help you with?
- Pain – hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder
- Stroke Recovery
- Management of other Neurological Conditions
- Cognitive Training
- Adaptive Equipment
- Overuse Injuries
- Repetitive Strain Work Injuries
- Ergonomic Training
- Many Other Dysfunctions
For more information on how an Occupational Therapist can help you please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904.217.4259.