OT, your way.
Occupational Therapy (OT) is the art and science of enabling individuals to participate in meaningful activities or occupations by using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning.
What do we mean by "occupation"? More than just work! In fact, most of what people do is considered an "occupation".
For adults, occupations include:
Maintaining a household
Caring for children and pets
For children and youth, occupations include:
Playing on the playground
Tying shoe laces
Riding a bike
Working an after school job
For senior adults, occupations include:
Caring for grandchildren
We can help everyone … with everything! An OT can be found almost anywhere.
In a hospital or rehab setting, you'll find us:
Examining a client’s thinking and memory
Preventing skin wounds by prescribing special cushions or mattresses
Prescribing wheelchairs or equipment such as grab bars or bath seats for the bathroom
In the community, we can be found:
Providing home safety assessments for clients with dementia
Running groups for clients with mental health issues
Providing rehabilitation or exercises at a clinic for clients with a stroke or brain injuries
Testing power or manual wheelchairs for clients with spinal cord injuries
Providing vocational rehabilitation or workplace modifications for injured workers
Teaching social skills to children with autism
Teaching children with attention difficulties how to focus at school
Prescribing bathroom equipment for patients with hip replacements or cerebral palsy.
Recreation Therapy (RT) also known as Therapeutic Recreation (TR), values the importance of recreation, leisure and play as an important component of a person’s well-being. RT is a therapeutic process utilizing recreation, leisure, and play based activities as an intervention to address the assessed needs of individuals to improve/maintain their physical, social, psychological, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual functioning, health, recovery and well-being.
What is the purpose of RT?
The purpose of RT is to use purposeful and meaningful recreation based interventions that are focused on individual’s strengths and needs, in order to promote the development of a healthy leisure lifestyle.
Recreation Therapists Use Recreation, Leisure and Play to Help Clients to ….
Improve/maintain physical, social, psychological, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual abilities and skills
Improve quality of life and well-being
Foster and enhance self-esteem and confidence
Improve coping skills
Increase knowledge of leisure benefits, resources, and skills.
Promote and increase community involvement
Some Examples of Recreation Therapy Sessions at Enable Occupational Therapy are…
Snowshoeing at Cypress and Seymour Mountain
Mini Golf at Castle Fun Park
Bowling at Lucky 9 Lanes
Learn to Ride a Bike
Ultimate Frisbee and Soccer Camps
1:1 and group sessions in the pool
Kayaking at Rocky Point
Paddle Boats at Cultus Lake
Hikes at Tea Pot Hill
Mann Farms Petting Zoo
Enable Occupational Therapy is a family centered practice that utilizes evidence based treatment and assessment. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Recreation Therapists, and Rehabilitation Assistants/Kinesiologists. Please note, we do not have Speech Language Pathologists or Physical Therapists at the clinic.
We provide treatment to both adults and children in homes, the community, and within a clinic setting.