Problem Solved: What the Heck is OT?
Updated: Apr 10, 2022
April is OT Month! Occupational therapy is the profession that problem solves to help one accomplish their daily tasks, also called occupations. Occupations can be anything you do in a day, from going to get your newspaper, feeding the dog, or taking a shower. An Occupational Therapist can assist you find ways to accomplish all these tasks. OT's want you to participate in activities that are needed and that you enjoy. If you are struggling to perform a task that used to be very simple, contact us! We are founded and led by occupational therapists so let our problem-solving expertise help keep you in your home. Click this link to find out more about changing your home to fit your needs!
How OT can help with Home Modifications
Sometimes a simple piece of equipment is all you need to be able to accomplish a task. We can help by clinically assessing your home, using our Occupational Therapy background, to determine what equipment you may need. Equipment can be simple or complex. Examples might range from a booklight to a mixing bowl that suction cups to your counter, allowing you to mix with one hand!
Last week was National Public Health Week. One of the main focus topics was engaging policymakers to focus on health within communities. OT's are a key part of public health as we help people solve life problems in all types of contexts: hospitals, rehab centers, city planning for accessibility, and advocating for accessibility for all with local policymakers!
Occupational Therapists in England have a unique and vital part of the hospital process. Within their healthcare system, they are providing people with equipment at discharge to help keep them safe at home and reduce their trips to the emergency room. Click here to find out how!
Occupational Therapy in the News
Occupational Therapists worked with the business owner of Pizzability to design menus, equipment for eating and break rooms that allow people of ALL abilities to not only eat there but work at this business.
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