Occupational Therapy

BIHC Belleville - Occupational Therapy

About Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapy (OT) is a health profession that helps you or your family member develop the skills needed for day-to-day activities when these abilities have been hampered by injury, illness, chronic disease, mental health issues, developmental delays, learning problems, the impacts of getting older, or other health factors.

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.
  • Introducing alternative ways of doing things
  • Modifying your environment with accessible design and ergonomic solutions
  • Prescribing assistive devices
  • Consulting with families or caregivers

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