Occupational Therapy

What to expect

The occupational therapist will meet with the person (and a caregiver if desired) to assess their concerns and identify their challenges and activities they are having difficulty completing in order to establish treatment goals.

Sessions are usually held at the practice but can also be held in the patient’s home. We work in collaboration with other professionals involved with the patient, as well as with the centre’s interprofessional team to offer the most holistic service to our clients.

A medical referral is not necessary to receive Occupational Therapy services.

Conditions that OTs treat include but aren’t limited to:

  • Neurological 
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Stroke
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Epilepsy
    • Neurocognitive disorders such as dementia/alzeimers’s disease
  • Neurodevelopmental 
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Developmental coordination disorder/dyspraxia
    • ADD/ADHD
    • Learning disabilities
    • Vision and hearing impairments
    • Speech apraxia
  • Musculoskeletal 
    • Arthritis
    • Hip and knee replacement
    • Amputations
    • Fractures
  • Sensory 
    • Visual or hearing impairment
    • Sensory processing disorder
  • Cognitive 
    • Intellectual disability
    • Developmental disability
    • Down’s syndrome and other genetic syndromes
    • Perceptual skills
    • Fine and gross motor problems, social interaction and play difficulties
  • Mental health and behavioural conditions
    • Depression
    • Bipolar disorder
    • Anxiety disorder
    • PTSD
    • Substance abuse/addiction
  • Pain 
    • Chronic pain
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Chronic and autoimmune diseases 
    • Diabetes
    • Cancer
    • Lupus
    • Multiple sclerosis/ALS
    • Motor Neuron Disorders
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Fibromyalgia

Services offered

  • Improving the patient’s participation in their Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Cognitive assessments & rehabilitation
  • School readiness assessments
  • Group therapy
  • Geriatric / Dementia Assessments and Support
  • Family support
  • Caregiver training
  • Home assessments and home adaptations/technology advice
  • Ordering assistive devices and teaching the patient/caregivers how to use them.