OT is a form of therapy that aims to improve participation in daily activities after suffering an injury, experiencing a condition, or due to changes associated with aging. OTs work with patients of all ages with the end goal of helping patients perform the tasks they need or want to do.
Examples of patients that could benefit from OT include:
- children experiencing sensory or behavioral issues leading to poor engagement at home or school
- infants or toddlers struggling to progress through age appropriate developmental milestones
- patients with pain, stiffness or weakness limiting their ability to perform tasks like dressing, bathing, transfers, household activities, driving, sleeping etc.
- patients suffering from vertigo affecting their ability to participate in day to day tasks or resulting in apprehension to movement