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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy - Pinnacle Performance Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy is the therapeutic use of work, self-care, and play activities to increase development and prevent disability.

What is an occupational therapist?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a health care profession that services individuals with mental disabilities, mental disorders, and/or physical dysfunctions across the lifespan. The purpose of OT is to maintain or enhance an individual's quality of life through the use of personally meaningful occupations. 

Who can benefit from occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is beneficial to anyone. It has been shown that occupational therapy can benefit those with disciplinary problems, autism, developmental delay/disabilities, learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD). Occupational therapists have also helped children who stutter due to anxiety and Public Speaking Fear. 

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including dressing, feeding self, grooming, toileting
  • Community Participation   Driving Adaptive equipment for the home Any other activity needed to improve an individual's independence skills at home or work
  • School-aged Children Educational accommodations such as extended time on tests and assignments Sign language interpreters for nonverbal students Individual Education Plan (IEP) development Behavior intervention strategies Transportation assistance Other academic interventions
  • Adolescents and Adults Work-related accommodations such as modified work duties, task accommodations, and use of adaptive equipment Use of assistive technology Clinical consultation to other professionals Reintegration into the workplace 
  • Families Collaborative consultation with healthcare providers Development of Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Development of a home program for children who need additional support from parents/caregivers Counseling and education for individuals to empower them to be effective advocates

Occupation is how we spend our time, whether paid or unpaid, restful or fun, obligation or choice and that which fulfills us, gives us purpose, and allows us to interact with, be productive, and function in the world around us to the best of our ability. The therapy comes in if, at any point in our lives (whether present at birth or onset at a later time), illness, injury or disability prevents us from effectively or independently functioning in one or more "occupational" areas, then it is the job of Occupational Therapy to provide intervention which will help you regain function, maintain level of functioning, or make accommodations for any deficits you may be experiencing.

Pinnacle Performance provides Occupational Therapy "in season."

Treatment of Children

Pinnacle Performance specializes in treatment of children: Some disabilities and dysfunction are obvious, but others are not. It is obvious when OT‘s help patients regain function after recent onset of illnesses or injuries or developmental delays such as with autism, cerebral palsy, and down syndrome. The less obvious are the more silent disabilities such as mental health, early development concerns/issues, the inability to occupy one's time in any of the work, rest or play areas, and difficulties associated with sensory processing disorders.

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