What Is Occupational Therapy?
By Total Health Center, Inc.
July 25, 2019
Category: physical therapy

Occupational therapy is a profession that helps people of all ages recover from disability, illness, or injury and participate in activities of daily living. The main benefit of physical and occupational therapy is the mastery of skills that help patients develop, maintain or recover daily living skills. Total Health Center, Inc., with offices in Battle Creek and Lake Odessa, MI, offers a complete range of occupational therapy services to their patients.

What is Occupational Therapy?

Your life is made up of occupations—life activities. These occupations can include multiple roles, like being a musician, spouse, or parent. If you're recovering from an injury, your occupations may be disrupted. Occupational therapy incorporates your occupations into the rehabilitation process. Occupational therapy treatment can help you be as independent as possible in all areas of your life. It can help you achieve function, meaning, and satisfaction in all aspects of your life.

Who Are OT Practitioners?

Occupational therapy practitioners are either occupational therapy assistants or occupational therapists. Occupational therapists get special graduate training in occupational therapy. They must be licensed and pass an exam to be certified to practice. Occupational therapy assistants need an associate’s degree. They help with some parts of your treatment. Occupational therapy practitioners use research and scientific evidence to ensure that their interventions help their patients achieve their goals.

Why Would You Need OT?

Occupational therapy can help if you have an illness, injury, pain, or disability that makes it hard for you to do your job, care for yourself, move around, complete household chores, or take part in activities. You’ll meet with an occupational therapy practitioner who can come up with ways to change your movements so you can take care of yourself, get your work done, and stay active. Your Osteopractor Dr. Mohinder Chawdhry can evaluate how your condition is affecting your participation in life and provide ways to overcome barriers while using a holistic perspective.

What Happens During an OT Evaluation?

Occupational therapy treatment starts with an evaluation. If a medical record is available, your therapist will review it to obtain information about you and your medical situation. Your therapist in Battle Creek will then interview you to fill in the gaps. He or she will perform assessments to obtain information about your health and how your diagnosis is impacting your ability to function. After the evaluation, your Osteopractor - Physical Therapist will work with you to establish a treatment plan that is designed to help you improve your ability to function.

It's time to get your life back! Don't delay- call one of Total Health Center, Inc.'s offices to schedule an appointment or ask any questions about physical and occupational treatment- (269) 968-0888- Battle Creek, MI; (616) 374-0099- Lake Odessa, MI; (269) 441-0888- Battle Creek, MI. With occupational therapy treatment, you'll be back on track before you know it!