What is Occupational Therapy?
People may need Occupational Therapy when they are having difficulties because of an accident, disability, disease, emotional or developmental problem or change related to the normal aging process.
What people often do not know about Occupational Therapists is that these professionals have training in both physical medicine as well as mental health. This is because modern Occupational Therapy was founded in World War I when many soldiers had physical injuries such as amputations as well as mental conditions like â€œshell shockâ€. Occupational Therapists used activity to help these soldiers re-enter everyday life.
Today, you will find Occupational Therapists working in hospitals, schools, long-term care facilities, mental health facilities, rehab clinics, community agencies, private homes, public or private health care offices, and employment evaluation and training centres.
Occupational therapy is a regulated health care profession in Ontario.
Lesya Dyk, Occupational Therapists provides services in Hamilton, Ontario and the surrounding regions.