What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists are health professionals whose expertise is the preservation and development of a person's independence and autonomy in their daily home and work environment. They intervene with individuals so that they can continue to practice their daily activities autonomously and optimally, whether they are professional or personal. Occupational therapists assess a person's physical limitations as well as the psychosocial and environmental factors that affect the patient's daily life.
The occupational therapist (OT) evaluates the motor, sensory and cognitive abilities of the patient. Then, he can propose preventive, rehabilitative, and psychosocial care and interventions to compensate for the patient’s limitations. The main goal of the occupational therapist is the development, improvement, and maintenance of autonomy.
Occupational therapy is therefore a discipline based on the link between an individual’s activities and health.
Clinique GO™ occupational therapists are members in good standing of the Ordre des ergothérapeutes du Québec.
What does an occupational therapy session entail?
Clinique GO™ offers occupational therapy in the home and the workplace. During an appointment, your occupational therapist will assess your situation to determine and implement a treatment plan so that you can overcome the challenges you face daily.
Whether limitations are caused by an illness affecting your psychomotor abilities, by trauma or simply by aging, your occupational therapist is the right professional to help you improve your quality of life.
Clinique GO™ occupational therapists have a wide array of expertise that you can benefit from in the comfort of your home or your work environment, including:
- Home independence and safety assessment.
- Assessment and recommendations for environmental adaptation (bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, workstation, etc.).
- Evaluation and recommendation of technical mobility aids and equipment.
- Assessment and completing application for paratransit.
- Assessment and completing application for Disabled Parking Permit.;
- Assessment of driving capabilities.
- Assistance with residential adaptation assistance program.
- Wheelchair measurements.
- Scooter or power wheelchair application.
- Assessment of a person with a musculoskeletal or cognitive disorder.
- Pain management and energy conservation.
- Assessment of fine or gross motor skills.
Who can benefit from occupational therapy?
Because our occupational therapists’ skills are varied, our home care services are designed for the entire population and individuals of all age groups.
Our care can be beneficial to an adult whose daily activities are affected by an injury sustained in an accident, as well as to a senior who is losing their independence and wishes to continue to live alone in their home. Our in-home service can also be relevant to children, whether they have developmental delays or sensory impairments. We work closely with families and caregivers to ensure the effectiveness of our treatments.
Businesses can also benefit from the services of our occupational therapists and ergonomists to obtain advice on adapting workstations, thus reducing the risk of injuries, and optimizing the individuals’ interaction with their workstation.
Contact us for more information about our services.