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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Specialist in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC

At Prosper Health and Rehab, our team of specialists provides occupational therapy at our clinics to help you relax in day-to-day tasks. Feel free to contact us or visit book an appointment. We have convenient locations near you in Vancouver, BC, and Surrey, BC.

Occupational Therapy Specialist Near Me in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC
Occupational Therapy Specialist Near Me in Vancouver, BC and Surrey, BC

Table of Contents:

What Is occupational therapy?
Who needs occupational therapy?
What conditions can occupational therapy help to treat? 
How can we find an occupational therapist?

What Is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a specific therapy that is provided to patients who are experiencing pain, illness, injury, or a disability that can make it difficult for them to continue their job, care for themselves, do school, do household chores, take part in activities, and generally just move around.

Occupational therapy teaches you to adapt and will help you to perform many tasks that need to be completed within your home, at work, or at school. You will be able to learn to use tools including assistive devices if necessary to complete these tasks.

You will meet with one of our health professionals known as an occupational therapist to start working with them to change your movements so you are able to complete anything that comes up that you may need to work on, including specific things like:

• Eating without the necessary help from others
• Enjoying and taking part in leisurely activities
• Office work
• Bathing yourself and getting yourself dressed
• Completing laundry and cleaning up your home

Occupational therapists have completed specialty training within occupational therapy, they are licensed and have completed and passed a national exam to practice in the province they reside in.

Certain occupational therapists may continue their educational route to complete certain focuses of treatment including treating individuals with low vision, physiotherapy, and working specifically with children or older adults.

Who needs occupational therapy?

Anyone who may be struggling with any day-to-day tasks of any kind will benefit from occupational therapy. If you have any of the following health issues, it is best to speak to your chiropractic care provider so the occupational therapy can benefit you:

• Chronic pain
• Arthritis
• Stroke
• Brain injury (including concussion)
• Joint replacement
• Spinal cord injury
• Low vision
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Cancer
• Diabetes
• Poor balance
• Multiple sclerosis
• Cerebral palsy
• Behavior issues
• Mental health issues

What conditions can occupational therapy help to treat? 

Occupational therapy allows the treatment to help people recover, develop, and maintain their everyday skills to allow them to thrive in their natural environment without assistance from others. Occupational therapy allows them to feel independent, and able to complete things on their own without the necessary need of others. Often our patients have mentioned they have seen many improvements in their self-esteem, moods, and behaviors since starting occupational therapy.

Occupational therapy is able to help a variety of individuals dealing with a variety of conditions including:

• Amputations
• Depression
• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Dementia
• Brain injury
• Alzheimer’s
• Burns
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Stroke
• Spinal injury
• Parkinson’s disease
• Multiple sclerosis
• Motor neuron disease
• Huntington’s disease
• Knee or hip replacements
• Tendinitis
• Asperger’s syndrome
• Autism
• Cerebral palsy
• Down’s syndrome

How can we find an occupational therapist?

Occupational therapists work to improve, restore and maintain your ability to perform normal everyday tasks. Our occupational therapists will assess and evaluate your occupational performance based on a few of the tests, questions, and clinical counseling. We have to evaluate your ability to choose, organize, and perform everyday tasks. With all of the information we need to create a plan, our occupational therapists will set up training and education as well as any specialized equipment, and modifications necessary for your school environment, work, and home.

If you are looking for an occupational therapist that will provide all of the mentioned above, the easiest way to search for one would be to use a search engine website like Google or Bing to look for “occupational therapists near me” this specific search line will yield many results of occupational therapists within your area, where you are able to review their work, credentials, cost, and how close they are to your residence.

If you have ever experienced a disability, pain, illness, or injury that has changed the way you are able to continue on with your day-to-day life, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our Occupational therapists to help you move forward and work towards more independence. For more information, call us or visit us today to book an appointment. We are conveniently located at your nearest places in Vancouver and Surrey, BC. We serve patients from Vancouver BC, Surrey BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, and Coquitlam BC. We look forward to hearing from you soon!




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