Works! provides a range of occupational therapy services:
We provide thorough, in-home assessments to determine
a person’s level of safety and independence with functional
activities following discharge from hospital. Recommendations
may include adaptive equipment to improve independence, re-organization
of the home environment, provision of care services to address
personal care or homemaking needs, referrals to other rehabilitation
professionals, and/or follow-up OT treatment.
and Work Place Assessments
Includes the evaluation of the person, their environment
and their required job demands to prevent or reduce the probability
of a work place injury, or to minimize the effects of this
interaction on an injured area. Workplace assessments often
occur during the rehabilitation process, to introduce the
patient back into the workplace, to review expected job demands,
to determine appropriate duties for resuming a gradual return
to work, and to facilitate the transition of returning to
work by providing structured, safe progressions, according
to the person’s abilities.
Occupational therapy intervention can include strategies
to assist a person with physical, cognitive or emotional difficulties.
They can include (but are not limited to): education on pacing,
energy conservation, and biomechanics, teaching cognitive
strategies and implementing these strategies while performing
daily activities, and providing activities to improve range
of motion, strength and tolerance.
Involves the collection, synthesis, and coordination
of medical and rehabilitation information and services, and
distributing this information as consented by the patient,
to provide an effective, efficient and medically-appropriate
rehabilitation plan, for optimal recovery. We encourage client-centred,
goal-directed treatment based on objective evidence and analysis.