Guidance through illness or injury.Occupational Therapy (OT) helps people do the things they want and need to do throughout their daily life. Occupation refers to all aspects of human doing, being, becoming, and belonging. Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them be proactive about their health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.
Occupational Therapy practitioners are trained in the structure and function of the human body, as well as the effects of illness and injury. Common OT interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, helping people develop wellness techniques that may prevent injury and disease, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Occupational Therapy practitioners provide:
- Specialized assessment following illness or injury to determine your functional goals
- Customized assistance to help you improve your ability to perform daily activities and reach goals
- Ongoing evaluation to ensure goals are being met and/or make changes to the plan
Angela’s OT perspective is a holistic one in which the focus is on adapting the environment or task to fit the client, and the client is an integral part of the therapy team. It is an evidence-based practice deeply rooted in science.
Angela’s Occupational Therapy expertise includes:
- Kinesthetic (body-mind) awareness and neuromuscular re-education
- Postural training and diaphragmatic breathing
- Ergonomic assessment and recommendations
- Myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization
- Wellness techniques, including relaxation and stress management
- Pain management strategies