Occupational Therapy

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In its simplest terms, occupational therapists help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations) including helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Find an occupational therapist near you.

Hand & Arm Care

Therapists deliver care for the hand and arm after an injury, pain from overuse, and dysfunction. Basic fine motor skills are addressed and strengthened.
Certified Hand Specialists create splinting for the individual patient.

Cognitive Therapy

Individuals utilize functional cognition to process every day activities in their environments. Therapists work on early identification and implementing plans to improve life skills.

ADL Training

Highly skilled therapists help patients who struggle with ADLs (activities of daily living) such as grooming, dressing, feeding, toileting. Identifying individual deficits allow the patients the highest form of independence.

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Sensory Integration Specialist

Specialized therapy for those children diagnosed with sensory integration disorder.

Worker’s Injury

Returning to work after an on-the-job injury, occupational and physical therapists help you repair and recover.

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Developmental Milestones

As your child grows, developmental milestones are targets for maturing: rolling over, sitting, crawling, walking, jumping, and playing. Keeping up with peers is fundamental to a child. Occupation therapists & physical therapists help guide those struggling with determined milestones.

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Occupational Therapy FAQ

Will my insurance cover PT, OT and/or Speech Therapy?

The short answer is yes! Most policies acknowledge the charge codes from PT, OT and Speech. Each listed provider has indicated the companies with which they contract services. As always, confer with your individual insurance carrier for in-network providers, up-to-date deductibles and copays which may apply.

    May I work with my own therapist or must I go with the clinic associated with my doctor?

    Yes, just like you can choose the pharmacy of your choice. You may choose any therapist (and hopefully one found on this registry!)

    What should I wear to therapy?

    Wear something loose and comfortable so the therapist can easily work with your body.  If needed, a hospital gown can be provided for access and modesty.

    Ex. If your elbow needs their attention, wearing a short sleeved shirt will allow easy access for therapy.
    Ex. If your knee needs attention but you are coming from work, bring a pair of shorts so they may look at your knee, gait and leg posture.

    Do I need a doctor’s referral?
    That depends upon your state. Since therapists are licensed by each state board, forty-one of fifty states allow some form of direct access to at least physical therapy. This is an excellent article which includes a map you should check out: https://runnersconnect.net/direct-physical-therapy-access/
    While there is some direct access, many clinics, especially pediatric clinics will require a doctor’s referral for Best Practices guidelines.
    How long does therapy take?
    Most therapy sessions are scheduled for 20, 30, and 50 minutes. Your therapist will indicate the time needed for your session.
    After surgery, protocols are typically set for 6 weeks, depending upon your specific surgery.

    An Occupational Therapist Nearby is Waiting for You

    Start your search and find an occupational therapist today. Our expert occupational therapists are ready to help you become a BetterYou. Search to view therapist profiles, read their reviews from real patients, explore their BetterMe BLOGs for at-home tips, and contact them directly through our website to schedule an appointment.