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Does your pain prevent you from doing activities as you would like? Whether it’s your job, your everyday activities or even your hobbies that are affected, our occupational therapist can help you regain your independence.

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Occupation Therapy

The objective in occupational therapy is to help you regain your autonomy and the abilities required to carry out your daily tasks, mainly using activity as a therapeutic medium. With this approach, the occupational therapist considers and can intervene both on the patient’s abilities, his/her environment and occupations. He/she can evaluate and treat patients with musculoskeletal, neurological, cognitive or psychological lesions.

Due to an injury or an accident, it may be difficult to maintain a balance and succeed in carrying out activities, although this is essential for physical and psychological well-being.

Why and when to consult an occupation therapist?

When pain interferes with or may interfere with the realization of your daily activities, your work or your leisure activities.

Types of injuries that can be treated in occupational therapy:

  • Arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendinopathy, fibromyalgia or any other musculoskeletal disorder
  • Surgery after trauma
  • Cervical, dorsal or lumbar trauma
  • Neurological problems (stroke, head trauma, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, etc.)
  • Chronic or neuropathic pain
  • Migraine, chronic headache
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Concretly, the occupational therapist can :

  • Adapt and grade therapeutic activities according to the capacities of the patient, in order to develop his / her endurance and strength on a daily basis
  • Develop physical and / or cognitive abilities to promote a quick return to safe and sustainable activity / work
  • Change risky posture
  • Develop safe working techniques
  • Help develop pain management strategies, energy conservation and joint protection
  • Evaluation and ergonomic adaptation of the workstation
  • Assessment for walking assistance

Occupational Therapy for mental health

The occupational therapist in mental health assesses how a person’s social engagement is affected by their emotional, cognitive, or physical abilities. In evaluation and intervention, he/shee considers routine, occupational balance and obstacles that impede functioning. The occupational therapist can therefore accompany the patient in the gradual recovery of his or her activities and in the adoption of healthy lifestyles in order to improve his or her quality of life. He/she can also give strategies to the patient to help him/her overcome his/her difficulties, which will be beneficial for both his/her well-being and functioning. The resumption of healthy lifestyle habits and a quick return to a good level of functioning both reduce symptoms of the disease and improve the quality of life.

Here are a few reasons why you would want to consult an occupational therapist:

  • Depression
  • Adaptation disorder, fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Etc.

Occupational therapy interventions include:

  • Improving energy levels
  • Better anxiety management
  • Improving motivation and interest
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Increasing functional capacity
  • Promoting a quick return to work
  • Improving self-efficacy

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist can help children who are experiencing difficulties on a daily basis, at school or at home. To do this, the therapist will consider the different spheres of their development (motor, perceptual, cognitive, emotional and sensory).

Here are different reasons for consultation in occupational therapy:

  • Difficulties in writing, difficulties in school prerequisites (division, etc.)
  • Global development delay
  • Motor Agitation
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Developmental coordination disorder (CDC), dyspraxia or other motor challenge
  • Behavior disorder, opposition disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sensory modulation difficulties
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Any other difficulty that has an impact on the performance of the child’s activities

Occupational therapy for the hand

An injury on the hand or wrist may affect your ability to perform your daily activities. Our occupational therapist will be able to assess your hand capacities (strength, mobility, sensitivity, etc.) in order to target your difficulties at work, in your everyday activities and in your leisure activities.

Services offered: Orthosis manufacturing, edema control, pain management, exercise program and functional activities

Types of hand problems:

  • Rehabilitation following hand surgery
  • Neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuritis)
  • De Quervain Tendinitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Ankylosis, articular
  • Deformities (Rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Sprain (Finger, wrist)
  • Fracture (Finger, Hand or Wrist)