What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapy is a form of healthcare with a holistic approach that focuses on helping people with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Our occupational therapists work with individuals of all ages to help them develop the skills they need to perform the activities of daily living (ADLs), such as bathing, dressing, and eating, as well as work, school, and leisure activities. At Full Distance, our occupational therapists focus on the individual’s goals and interests and work to understand each person’s strengths, abilities, and challenges to develop a customized treatment plan. Our goal is to address the physical aspects of a person’s condition, consider the social, emotional, and psychological factors that may impact their daily lives and tasks, and then work to enhance the patient’s overall quality of life.
What can occupational therapy do for you?
Who can benefit from occupational therapy?
One of the most common reasons people seek occupational therapy is to recover from an injury or illness. For example, someone who has suffered a stroke may need help relearning how to perform daily tasks. On the other hand, someone in a car accident may need help with pain management and mobility. People living with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, or Parkinson’s disease, can also benefit from occupational therapy as it can help them manage their symptoms and maintain their independence. Occupational therapists can also help children with developmental delays or disabilities, such as autism or cerebral palsy, to develop the skills they need to participate in school and social activities. They may also work with children with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or ADHD, to improve their attention, coordination, and fine motor skills. The goal is to help individuals of all ages and abilities lead more independent and fulfilling lives, no matter their barriers.
Are you unsure if physical therapy is for you?
If you’re unsure if occupational therapy is right for you, that’s okay. You can continue exploring our website, or you can contact us and speak to one of our staff members to answer any questions you may have.