What is occupational therapy?
Occupational therapists (OT) work with people who have trouble participating in day to day activities due to a health condition, illness, or disability. Occupational therapists are university educated and are a regulated by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC). As occupational therapists, we believe health is more than alleviating a diagnosis. It is about being able to participate in life to your fullest potential. Occupational therapist work from a client or family centred perspective and work with you to develop a plan to improve, maintain or restore your function and participate in activities that are meaningful to you.
Occupational therapy interventions may include: training, education and counselling; obtaining adaptive aids or specialized equipment and evaluating and modifying the home environment.