Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health care profession that provides services to people whose ability to function in daily life has been disrupted. Purposeful activity, therapeutic exercise, special equipment, skills training and environmental modifications are used to maximize the person’s ability to attain independence in everyday living (BOTA definition, 2010).
The Occupational Therapy Department at CRP has grown to accommodate 38 staff members, who work across both academic and clinical services. Clinical Occupational Therapists (OTs) work in the following areas:
An outpatient OT service is provided at CRP that includes evaluation, treatment and education after an accident, illness or injury. The goal of OT is to enable an individual to carry out their activities of daily living, which include those performed at work, home, school and the community, as independently as possible. Following a thorough evaluation, which includes an assessment of physical function, cognition, perceptual and daily living skills, if appropriate, an OT will tailor a treatment plan dedicated to restoring a patient’s maximum functional ability…