OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY:

Occupational therapy promotes wellness and independence in all areas of self-care, work and leisure. Our occupational therapy services focuses on the client’s physical and cognitive function. Assessments are completed in the home, school, work site or at our clinic. Identification of aids/devices to increase a client’s independence in personal care, activities of daily living and employability is the goal of our treatment intervention. Services include:

In-Home Assessment – The objective evaluation of a client's functional abilities to perform the essential tasks of daily living within their home environment. Task demonstration includes housekeeping, childcare, home maintenance and personal care. The goal is the safe resumption of pre-injury activities with proper aids/devices and education.

Attendant Care Assessment - A standardized assessment of an injured individual's ability to perform their basic and essential personal care activities. A Form 1 is completed to itemize the activities and associated costs of the individual’s required assistance.

Pain Management - Our therapists are aware of the debilitating impact pain can have on an individual’s recovery. Specialized programs are designed to create an awareness of pain and strategies on how to minimize its’ effects.

Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE) - A Functional Abilities Evaluation is an assessment that identifies an individual's ability to perform activities safely and determines functional impairments to be resolved or accommodated in relation to activities of daily living or work tolerances.

Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) - A Physical Demands Analysis is an analysis of the essential physical components of any given job, providing a generic overview of all physical requirements with weights, time frequencies, and a description of the job classification in relation to physical strength.

Worksite Assessment - A Worksite Assessment is a comprehensive Physical Demands Analysis (PDA) accompanied by an analysis of the individual's medical and functional restrictions/limitations in relation to the work environment, processes, methods and equipment. The assessment includes individualized recommendations regarding ergonomics and/or modifications for a safe, gradual return to work.

Work Conditioning Program – A structured program (clinic or community) designed to increase an individual’s tolerance for the physical and cognitive demands associated with a return to work. Through strengthening exercises or replication of actual duties, the client regains the necessary strength and stamina to return to pre-accident employment with appropriate aids/devices or job modifications.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services - Injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident can limit or prevent children from participating in their daily activities, including play, self-care, school and social activities. These activities are important for child development, and enable children to successfully prepare for adult roles.

For children who have not been injured in a motor vehicle accident, delays in development of fine motor, visual perception or sensory processing skills can also impact on daily activities. While publicly funded services exist to address these needs, many families find the waitlist for these services to be too long and the service duration too short to create meaningful lasting change for their children.

Private occupational therapy services for children can help them return to their daily activities, thereby assisting children to prepare for and achieve their full potential in life roles. A thorough assessment, personalized intervention, family support and consultation services are all components of the occupational therapy programming for children available through Pursuit Health Management.

Pediatric Occupational Therapists can address many areas including: sensory and behaviour strategies, fine motor skill development, social skills, organization and memory, education and vocational planning, attendant care needs, and environmental adaptations.