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:

  • Working

  • Exercising

  • Maintaining a household

  • Caring for children and pets

For children and youth, occupations include:

  • Playing on the playground

  • Tying shoe laces

  • Attending school

  • Riding a bike

  • Working an after school job

For senior adults, occupations include:

  • Travelling

  • Gardening

  • Golfing

  • 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.

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.

  • Increase independence

  • 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

  • Ice Skating

  • 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.

Your recovery, our help.