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Occupational Therapy

What is Occupational Therapy?  

Occupational Therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work, and leisure activities to increase independance, enhance development, and prevent disability.  Occupational therapy gives people the "Skills for the Job of Living" necessary for living meaningful and satisfying lives.  


What do Occupational Therapists do?  

Occupational Therapists work with people with varying physical or mental conditions to enable them to maximize their skills and improve their quality of life. Occupational Therapists evaluate the person, environment and the activity.  Interventions may include adaptation of tasks or lifestyle, environmental modifications, possible use of assistive devices or teaching new skills.


Who Can Access Occupational Therapy services?

Anyone who feels they may benefit from Occupational Therapy services is able to refer themselves and an appointment will be arranged as appropriate.

Your physician may also recommend you to see an Occupational Therapist.  


You may see an Occupational Therapist for…  

v     A disability or injury to assist in recovery or to learn the skills to adapt so you can continue to participate in meaningful activities.  

v     A condition such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, depression, CVA, generalized weakness, COPD, or Parkinson’s disease.  Occupational Therapists can evaluate clients abilities to evaluate their level of  independence, cognition, and safety and provide intervention to maximize independence and function.  

v     Hand therapy which is a specialty practice area of Occupational Therapy that is concerned with treating  upper extremity injuries or conditions .

v     Specialty equipment. An Occupational Therapist can order and fit necessary equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers and other aids to daily living.  

v     Assessment and treatment while you are a client in the hospital or long-term care for treatment of varying conditions.

v     An infant or preschool child who has developmental delays or conditions that may interfere with meeting milestones. School-aged children are usually seen by a therapist in the school system.

v     Home assessment to evaluate safety or accessibility.



For more information or to be seen by an Occupational Therapist 

in your area call:  

306) 820-6055 ( Lloydminster Hospital Therapies)          

(780) 871-7918 (Dr. Cooke Extended Care Centre)
(306) 820-6060 ( Co-Op Plaza) – pediatric referrals only                 


 (306) 446-6400 (Primary Health Centre) 
(306) 446-6574 ( Battleford Union Hospital)

Meadow Lake:

 (306) 236-1550 (Meadow Lake Hospital

Or Visit:                                                                         phone.JPG           

www.caot.ca– Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists  

www.ssot.sk.ca– Saskatchewan Society of Occupational Therapists  

www.acot.ca– Alberta College of Occupational Therapy






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