What is Occupational Therapy?
Occupational therapists (OTs) can be thought of as professional problem solvers. OTs support people after injury, illness, and disability in addressing their acute and long-term needs. These needs include physical rehabilitation goals, supporting mental health and well-being, adapting the home and work environment, and more! By focusing on meaningful activity, we keep you, the client, at the heart of the matter. We help by supporting you in your roles (e.g. parent, worker, athlete), assisting you in identifying the best technology and equipment, and enabling your employer, loved ones or family to support you as you choose. From work, bathing, meal preparation, driving, sleep, financial management, to leisure pursuits, OTs can assist and support you in participating in personally meaningful day-to-day activities.
Current OT services
Progression currently offers the following occupational therapy services under WorkSafeBC contracts, and may also accept referrals for private or third-party services: Our OTs provide a wide variety of independent services to support injured, ill or disabled clients with physical dysfunction and mental health needs, including:
- Home- and job-site visits with the goal of facilitating independence in personal care, home maintenance, mobility, work and other activities of daily living,
- Recommendations for adaptive equipment or modifications to enable independence at home and work, and return to work planning and support.
- OTs also work as part of our multidisciplinary team in a Occupational Rehabilitation program to prepare and support injured workers with their return to work.
Some of our current OTs’ special interests and expertise include seating assessments, home modifications, ergonomics, job demands analysis, low vision, mental health, learning support, and sensory intelligence for adults and teens.
We do not currently offer FCE’s or pediatric services.