What is Occupational Therapy and its benefits?

Occupational therapy is a profession that promotes independence. It does this by either teaching people new ways to perform their activities of daily living, i.e., bathing, cooking, planting, or by modifying the activities. In some cases, the environment is transformed in order to support the successful performance of people's daily activities. Occupational therapy draws a significant part of its base of knowledge from other disciplines such medicine, psychology and sociology among others. Therefore, it is not a surprise to find occupational therapists working in areas such as school systems, mental health centers or institutions, hospitals and industrial rehabilitation. Hence, wherever human beings engage in occupations, occupational therapy can be beneficial.

Rehabilitation Services

The following are the services currently provided by Adapting Spaces:

  • Extensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation
  • Comprehensive Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Work Safety/ Ergonomics
  • Rehabilitation services addressing deficits in:
  • Upper Extremity
  • Sensory processing
  • Motor Control
  • Cognitive functions
  • Fine motor skills
  • Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s)- Grooming, Bathing, Toileting, Dressing, Bed Mobility, Transfers
  • Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL’s)- Home Management Skills
  • Wheelchair Seating and positioning
  • Recommendation of durable medical equipment and specialized systems.
  • We can serve as a liaison between family members/caregivers and the discharge team in medical facilities to expedite and ensure a safe discharge into the community.
  • Provision of family/caregiver training sessions
  • Provision of recommendations and installation of home health technology products and systems