Occupational Therapy (OT) as a profession began in 1917 and has evolved into a dynamic area of rehabilitation that treats a wide variety of diagnoses throughout the human life cycle. OT utilizes functional activities and exercises to build the skills needed to meet the demands of a clients ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) or IADLs (Instrumental Activities of Daily Living). An Occupational Therapist can work in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, schools, clinics and private practice. OT aims to promote health and wellness by helping a client and their family overcome the challenges they face from a recent diagnosis, developmental delay or injury and also can help prevent future injury by optimizing ones individual performance.
A typical OT session consists of a detailed evaluation of the patient’s diagnosis, medical history and list of concerns including their daily activities and demands. The therapist will then put together a detailed rehabilitation program to focus on the skills needed to achieve and even surpass their clients goals. This may include physical or emotional exercise, home modifications and specific skill development. As the client progresses through their program the therapist will adjust the treatment demands as needed to provide the right amount of challenge to ensure achievement.
Occupational Therapy provided at Balance Stress Management will focus on clients of all ages in need of a comprehensive rehabilitation program encompassing mind, body and spirit. Each rehabilitation program will be customized to cater to the needs of the client and their family or support system.