Occupational Therapy and Clinical Counselling

BIHC Belleville - Occupational Therapy

About Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a health profession that enables individuals to continue participation in their meaningful activities despite any injury, illness, chronic disease, mental health issues, developmental delays, learning problems, the impacts of aging, or other health factors.

Following a physical and/or traumatic injury, many individuals experience difficulties managing pain and loss of function that are compounded with emotional distress. Occupational therapy and clinical counselling can help individuals on their journey to recovery.

How can an OT help?

OT’s will find solutions that will enable you to:

  • Maintain function so you can continue to live independently (or with minimal support) in your home and prevent injuries and complications
  • Regain skills after an illness or injury so you can go back to your usual activities at work, home, or school
  • Develop new skills when illness, disability, learning problems or other health issues interfere with normal skills development
  • Enable the person you’re caring for to do as much as they can safely do for themselves

Strategies to help

  • Therapy programs for physical, cognitive, behavioural, or mental health problems
  • Modifying your environment with accessible design and ergonomic solutions
  • Prescribing assistive devices
  • Consulting with families or caregivers
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Pediatric play-based assessments and treatments
  • Rhythmic Movement Training for children
  • Handwriting Without Tears Program

Occupational Therapy can help you navigate the health system and the variety of community supports, services, and resources that may be accessible to you.