2835 W St. Germain #300
P.O. Box 7729
St. Cloud, MN 56301-7729
Phone: (320) 259-4151
Toll Free: (888) 404-7768
Fax: (320) 259-5707
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Occupational Therapy for Adults
Occupational therapy provides services to those individuals whose abilities to cope with tasks of living are threatened or impaired by:
Fundamental to occupational therapy is activity, which focuses on participation in functional activities
- Developmental deficits
- The aging process
- Physical injury or disease
- Psychological or social disability.
To live productively all people must develop and use a variety of skills in constantly adapting to environment demands. For many, disease, aging, disability, illness or trauma complicates these everyday processes. Therapy can utilize "occupation" or "productive activities" to overcome these disabling conditions. Occupational therapy improves functional independence
All persons have the right to optimal functioning. People deserve to live productively in the least restrictive environment and must take an active role in their own skill development and functioning recovery. Each person has strengths on which to build. Occupational therapy facilitates all of these goals.
Occupational therapists work in restoring functional activities, also known as activities of daily living. These activities include basic tasks such as dressing and feeding and higher level skills such as money management and driving and household management. Occupational therapy treatment plans may also include home assessments, wheel chair positioning, and fabrication of splints, work evaluation and job site analysis. If it is not possible to regain the original level of function, then an occupational therapist may incorporate work simplification techniques and compensatory strategies.