Occupational Therapy is an allied health field that focuses on what matters to you, versus what's the matter with you. Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages to help them participate in the things they want and need to do, versus focusing on limitations or perceived disabilities.
At Dynamic Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapists use a variety of complementary therapies and modalities while ensuring the client as a person remains the center of treatment. Treatment sessions may include custom splinting, physical agent modalities such as cold laser and alpha stim; trigger point dry needling, graded activities and occupational engagement, cognitive testing and retraining, therapeutic exercises, neurological interventions, and manual therapy.
“In occupational therapy, occupations refer to the everyday activities that people do as individuals, in families and with communities to occupy time and bring meaning and purpose to life. Occupations include things people need to, want to and are expected to do” (World Federation of Occupational Therapists, 2012).
Our clients’ goals may be to more fully or more easily perform their roles, such as mother, caregiver, or friend; work or participate in education; sleep; play; care for themselves; or participate in social or leisure activities.
We see our job as enabling our clients to live their best lives and to educate and empower our clients to take an active role in their recovery.
Conditions and diagnoses treated by Occupational Therapists include any conditions affecting body structures, neurological functions, vision, cognition, pain, and sensory systems.