Can occupational therapy help me?
Occupational therapy (OT) has a strange title. I like to describe OT as a profession that helps people do the things they need to do and want to do. As an occupational therapist I have helped people return to doing their basic self care such as getting dressed and brushing their teeth, return to work, return to parenting, and even return to the fun stuff in life like going to a concert or completing a craft.
If you are struggling with doing the things you need to do or want to do you would benefit from OT.
Below are questions to help you decide if you would benefit from OT.
- Are you inefficient with meal preparation, laundry, community mobility, or shopping, or financial management?
- Are you struggling with work or school?
- Do you have difficulty participating in leisure or social activities?
- Would you benefit from strategies to organize your schedules or routines?
- Are you disorganized or unsafe when completing your self-care activities?
- Taking longer to complete routines
- Creating safety hazards by leaving curling irons on or towels on the floor?
- Neglecting to complete self care tasks such as showering or shaving
- Do you have safety concerns related to your performance of daily activities?
- Has there been a change from your prior level of functioning?
- Did you experience a recent hospitalization?
- What were the factors leading up to this event? (e.g., fall, medication error, cognitive decline)?
- Occupational therapy can address all of these factors.
- Has there been a change in your routines, habits, and roles?
- Would your caregiver benefit from training on how to support you when participating in your daily activities?
Not sure if you would benefit from OT? Please feel free to reach out, we’d be happy to discuss if OT is appropriate for you.