what is occupational therapy?

Occupational Therapy (OT) is a regulated health profession that empowers people of all ages to overcome barriers in their everyday lives so they can do more and live better.

People experience life to the fullest through the things they enjoy doing everyday – at work, in school, in their homes, or out in their communities. OT’s help you or your family member develop the skills needed for day-to-day activities when these abilities are reduced or lost because of in-jury, illness, chronic disease, mental health issues, developmental delays, learning problems, or other health factors.

how can an occupational therapist help?

An occupational therapist (OT) works with you and/or your family member to identify strengths to build on and to address the challenges one may have with everyday activities, such as school, play, social or work. OTs may help support:

Together, you will set meaningful goals and find solutions that will enable you to:

There are different ways that OT’s address your goals, including:

is occupational therapy covered by OHIP?

OHIP does not cover OT visits. Some extended health insurance plans include coverage for OT. Contact your insurance provider to learn more about coverage.

OT is included in the eligible services for OAP funding.